Maybe not a future eventer here but I’m thinking this little girl might have stars and stripes in her future with McClain Ward as a papa. Apparently the equestrians know how to time their babies….just before the spring season of an Olympic year!
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Tim Bourke is one of those riders who is mesmerizing to watch across the country. No matter the horse, he makes it look effortless and without looking fast he clocks in the fastest ride of the day. He’s teamed up with the USEA to offer his tips for introducing young horses to cross country. [Top 10 Tips]
The Irish are everywhere while their season hasn’t yet started up. Padraig McCarthy, reigning WEG individual and team silver medalist, was over here on U.S. soil recently giving a clinic in South Carolina. Check out this clinic report from Athena Demas. [Know Your Track and Canter]
Apparently authoritarian leaders have a penchant for photoshoots on horseback. Vladimir Putin of Russia may have posed shirtless on a horse, but Kim Jong Un has his own affinity for equines. This last autumn, he imported 12 ‘purebred’ horses (all greys) for the cost of $75k into North Korea, so he could go on a snowy ride with his entourage. [North Korea Imports Horses From Russia]
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