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The Inspirational Story of Lily Rhodes Proves You Can't Keep a Good Rider Down.

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The Inspirational Story of Lily Rhodes Proves You Can't Keep a Good Rider Down.

#RIDELIKEAGIRL Lily's story has been retold many times since that fateful day when a fun filled afternoon with friends quickly turned into a near tragic event. What inspired us the most about Lily is that she has never let that moment define or limit her.  What does define her is her infectious attitude, abundance of gratitude  and her love of horses. All qualities that contribute to her well-deserved role model status. Lily's goal of stepping onto the International podium has only become closer as she and her trusty steed Charlie advance through the levels. As we follow her journey, the...

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From the Sidelines to the Spotlight Follow the Fantastical Journey of Mindy Coretz

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From the Sidelines to the Spotlight Follow the Fantastical Journey of Mindy Coretz

#RIDELIKEAGIRL Under the definition of "true girt", you will find a picture of a smiling Mindy Coretz. Her sheer determination and love of horses has carried her along a riding career that started without fanfare or accolades. As fate would have it, she was rescued not by Prince Charming but by a magical pony named Passing Fancy. Years later, the right horse at the right time brought her from humble beginnings to the centre stage of Central Park. Prepare to be inspired by Mindy's fantastical journey from the sidelines to the spotlight. Name:  Mindy Coretz Home Base:  Tulsa, OK Discipline:...

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Julia Madigan's Incredible Journey to the Top of the Podium

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Julia Madigan's Incredible Journey to the Top of the Podium

#RIDELIKEAGIRL If you are attending the horse show at The Royal then you have probably seen this super talented rider leading the victory gallop. Julia and her partner Farf have been besting their competition this summer from Spruce Meadows' International Ring to the NAJYRC podium. Between her academic & QET commitments this remarkable rider shares her journey, the lessons she has learnt and the two riders who have inspired her along the way. Name:  Julia Madigan Home Base: I am originally from Vancouver, BC but by home base for riding is in Oxford Mills, ON where I train with Jill Henselwood....

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Jessica Rhinelander's Inspirational Journey From Young Rider to International Dressage

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Jessica Rhinelander's Inspirational Journey From Young Rider to International Dressage

#RIDELIKEAGIRL  We are proud to kick off our month of inspirational rider profiles with Jessica Rhinelander, an International Dressage Rider whose journey is nothing short of the makings of a Disney movie. From the rugged shores of Newfoundland to the glamorous barns of Wellington, this horse crazy girl has dealt with both heartbreak and triumphs with the strength and grace of a modern day heroine. Name:  Jessica Rhinelander Home Base:  Wellington Florida Discipline:  Dressage Horses:  Dimanche How it all started:  At age 7 but my passion for horses started at the age of 5 when I volunteered with my mom...

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Happy Birthday Walter

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Happy Birthday Walter

Today marks a very special day in our horsey life, it is Walter's birthday.  His story starts out as so many horses, born in Germany with impressive blood lines,  successfully competed on the European circuit before being imported for a rider's lofty Olympic goals. The partnership did not end well, literally leaving Walter standing alone in a Grand Prix field.  Luckily for Walter, a groom from his barn bought him and together they had a great career competing in the 1.30m jumper along the West Coast circuit, as well as Spruce Meadows. As typical with many horses, Walter had met...

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