- dont let people tell you what horse you can/cannot buy
- dont let people tell you what show you can/cannot go to
- dont let people tell you what clothes you can/cannot wear
- dont let people tell you what you can/cannot do with your horse
dont let people tell you anything about your riding career
The Belgian team after Jos Verlooy’s fault / then after Wathelet’s clear round, which secured them the win.
Aachen Nations Cup 2014.
Now that’s enough low quality gifs for tonight I think
I love this. Happy Olivier is the best
Oh my word the two riders practically mirror reactions in the second GIF :’)
Valentina Truppa and Eremo del Castegno
i love this rider, check her out! she uses some really great methods influenced by classical riding
Can we talk about her breeches??
I think it’s military uniform.
The US Equestrian Federation`s “invisible” conspiracy against up and coming riders who lack financial backing——(and I doubt they`ve even analyzed what they are doing)
There`s this conviction that THE way to create good riders is by sending them abroad to compete, to the tune of about 15-20,000 per horse, round trip. (and that`s just for the horse)
But who do they send? The riders with the best horses.
And how did those riders GET those best horses? Usually by being sponsored already.
SO—-The riders who GET USEF backing are the riders who already HAVE backing, which leaves the potentially top riders who lack backing even FURTHER in a hole, and it`s a hole created by THEIR OWN FEDERATION.
It`s the classic, “The rich get richer” syndrome.
If they used that money to send teams to shows like Dressage at Devon, for example, or to good US jumper shows, or to upgrade USA cross country courses, they could serve a much broader constituency.
But here`s the thing——If you say something enough times, and say it with sincerity and conviction, it tends to become true, at least in your mind, even if it isn`t true in reality. This is the current mantra:
"We need European exposure to create better riders," as if riding was like fencing, toe to toe competition. But it isn`t. It`s against the dressage test, against the course, and we have those right here at home.
But don`t tell “them” that. They think you don`t have a clue.
Denny Emerson (via the-eventing-appy)
have i ever said how much i love denny emerson
Shetland pony x Arabian x Thoroughbred gelding. Height: 14.1 hands, about 147 cm. He was about to become the first pony to compete in the Olympics before being euthanized as a result of an injury.
Photo credit : Equinus International.
Photo : Aymeric de Ponnat and Armitages Boy.
The French long list for the World Equestrian Games is :
– Timothée Anciaume and Padock du Plessis.
- Roger-Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois.
- Aymeric de Ponnat and Armitages Boy.
- Patrice Delaveau and Orient Express*HDC or Carinjo*HDC.
- Simon Delestre and Qlassic Bois Margot.
- Julien Epaillard and Qarat de la Loge.
- Marie Hécart and Myself de Brève.
- Jérôme Hurel and Quartz Rouge.
- Pénélope Leprévost and Flora de Mariposa or Mylord Carthago.
- Kevin Staut and Estoy Aqui de Muze , Reveur de Hurtebise or Silvana*HDC.
I just realize that I don’t have any best friends at my barn, I will love to have friends like that.
can we just take a minute to look how amazing these barns are