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Can you stand yet another story of a long-distance equestrian trek? Here’s one about a woman who, with her Appaloosa, Gypsy Cob and Welsh Pony, made a nearly 900 mile journey from France to Rome last fall.
Actor Liam Neeson has been outspoken in support of the NYC carriage industry, and now he’s joined by fellow thespian Danny Glover. This led me to wonder, “What ever happened to Danny Glover?” which then led me to check his IMDB page, and it turns out he’s been doing a million projects a year and I just haven’t been paying attention.
There was a time before Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, and before Edward Gal and Totilas, when the name synonymous with dressage dominance was Anky van Grunsven. This article floats the idea that if she competes and wins at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she’d be the first athlete to medal at 7 different Olympic Games. Her thoughts on this? “I don’t care.” Atta girl.
Anky even managed to become a successful reining competitor while still kicking everyone’s butt in dressage. Here she is at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
“Oh, c’mon, honey. It’ll be fun! You love skiing!” That’s what I imagine Joni Gleason of Michigan said to her son, Derek, when she was trying to convince him to take up skijoring with her. And she was right. It looks like fun.
Here’s your gratuitous celeb news for this week. Britney Spears bought a horse for her boyfriend for his birthday. Or maybe she just bought him some time in the saddle. Reports are unclear. Either way they could stand to take some riding lessons together.