*REBLOG* – Why I scratched from USEF Medal Finals: One rider’s story of putting her horse’s well-being before her dreams

This is a great article on putting your horse ahead of yourself and a reminder that a ribbon isn’t all that showing is about. Too often riders can get caught up on winning, and forget that there is more to riding than that. It is about the teamwork and relationship between a rider and a horse.

the legal equestrian

I am super excited to announce that this guest post by Georgina “Georgie” Hammond about her experience at USEF Medal Finals. For those of you that read her up & coming rider feature earlier this year, you already know that qualifying for and competing at USEF Medal Finals was one of her goals. She did, and she made the journey all the way to Pennsylvania from Florida with her lease horse, Easy. Things did not go as planned, but her choice on that day shows what a true horsewoman and equestrian she is.

Hi Guys, it’s Georgie, or @acircuitclass, whichever you know me by! Many of you know me on this blog from the “Up & Coming Riders” article that Jess interviewed me for in February of this year. In that article I mentioned that one of my goals was to qualify for USEF Hunter Seat Medal…

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