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We’ve seen rather a lot of top-level horses step back from the spotlight this season – but in the case of Doug Payne‘s stalwart partner Vandiver, the spotlight is certainly continuing to follow him in his ‘retirement’. That’s because he’s not quite walking away from the sport — instead, he’s teaming up with Doug’s longtime travelling groom Courtney Carson to go kick some ass and take some names a couple of levels down. And because Doug and Courtney and jolly good eggs generally, we’ve been given a very cool sneak peek into how they’re getting on in training — which has included Courtney’s biggest jumps in five years. Get it, girl!
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