Everyone knows that hunt seat riders, especially
equitation riders, are very serious. Clad in conservative, traditional beige
breeches and navy coats, these riders demand perfection from their horses,
their grooms, and themselves. Horse shows are a place for hard work, discipline
and concentration, not for self-expression.
This video was taken at the 2011 New England
Equitation Championships. The adult equitation riders in the 41+ age group
coordinated their routine for weeks ahead of time to honor the 35th
anniversary of the event, and then broke it out during the course walk. Kudos
to you, ladies!*
*There may have been a dude or two in the field,
but I didn’t see any.
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