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Team, Individual Eventing: Day 2 highlights - Equestrian Slideshows | NBC Olympics

Pulling off one of the biggest upsets in show jumping history by ending up on top of the Olympic selection trials in just her first year of being old enough to compete, Reed Kessler, 17, is no stranger to victory:

Anyone not know Snowman's story? An Amish country, PA, plowhorse was on a van to the slaughterhouse after failing to sell at a cheap horse auction. Harry de Leyer, there to pick up a hack for student lessons, arrived late; missing the sale. Noticing the 8 year old gray, Harry bought him for $80. Snowman was a lesson horse until Harry saw he could jump and started training. Two years from a plow - and death - Snowman was in Madison Square Garden and won the 1958 open show jumping Triple…

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Barn Fence

"A barn is a sanctuary in an unsettled world, a sheltered place where life’s true priorities are clear. When you take a step back, it’s not just about horses — its about love, life, and learning."

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The Oughton Gentleman

I'm just fabulous all by my self

The Budweiser Clydesdales ~ fond memories of them RUNNING right past me up the "elephant ramp" at the old Capital Centre one year at the International Horse Show ~ and the commercials ... so beautiful and SO big!!

No one, and I mean no one, could ever convince me that riding isn't one of the toughest, most extreme sports on earth. This stuff takes guts.