Rebecca Farm has been on my bucket list probably since 2009, when my then-trainer and another boarder trekked up there after the now-defunct Maui Jim and came back with tales of lake swims and mountain hacks and blue skies as far as you can see. Having moved even further away since that time and now balancing a full-time job means that item on my bucket list is not terribly likely to be fulfilled, so I just have to live vicariously through the social media posts of my friends.
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For anyone who thinks you have to make a team by the time you’re 25 or your career will be over, take a hard look at Tamie Smith. Now 44, Tamie started out as a corporate career type, hoping to be CEO of some Fortune 500 company. Her non-horsey husband eventually urged her to go pro and she’s now realizing her dream of representing the U.S. for the first time. [Free Rein with Tamie Smith]
A missed deadline will result in the Royal Windsor losing its CSI5* status for 2020. The paperwork for the level was submitted late, and as a result the other two CSI5* fixtures held on the same date rejected the Royal Windsor’s request for an exception. Royal Windsor expects to regain the status for 2021, and the British Equestrian Federation has put guidelines in place to prevent the mistake from happening again. [Royal Windsor Loses Five Star Status]
Don’t try this at home! Madison Penfound had quite a scare when her horse QEH Ocean Voyage locked onto a fence at his first Advanced that was actually on the Intermediate course and jumped it…despite a photographer sitting in front of it. Luckily all parties involved were totally unharmed and the photographer Tracey Wilkinson even managed a head-on shot [Behind the Photo]
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