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Back in the #USA but not before being ushered into the back room for additional customs screening. On his third bag inspection he finds the 🥇 “Is this a real gold medal?” I told him, “Won it yesterday”, “what sport?”, “Horses” then radio silence… #welcomehome #PanAmGames #teamUSA #eventing #hilarious
Facepalm… When Doug Payne landed back in the U.S. after winning gold at the Pan American Games, a TSA agent had a few questions about a certain piece of metal in his baggage. Dude, he helped us qualify for the Olympics!
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The U.S. Center for SafeSport has added George Morris to the SafeSport suspensions list. The 81-year-old is listed as permanently ineligible due to allegations of “sexual misconduct involving a minor.” He released a statement denying the allegations. [U.S. Center For SafeSport Adds George Morris To Suspension List]
Jonty Evans completed his first event since suffering a head trauma in a fall over a year ago. Sadly, he had a strong dressage and show jumping, but fell from Art at fence 14. Both are fine, and Jonty says he’s lucky to still be enjoying Art. [Jonty Evans makes his eventing comeback at Smiths Lawn: ‘I was lucky to ride Art, he loved it’]
Application period for 2020 T.I.P Awards is now open! The Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers high point awards across multiple disciplines including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. [2020 TIP Awards]
Just another example of Mark Todd being a legend: Who needs a bridle? Legend Mark Todd survived tack malfunction at his final event