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Topping the Podium, Tosca Holmes-Smith Represents National Pride and a Family Tradition

Topping the Podium, Tosca Holmes-Smith Represents National Pride and a Family Tradition

#RIDELIKEAGIRL Saying that riding is in her blood would be an understatement for this talented young rider. Being part of a family that is rooted in Canadian Eventing history (father Nick Holmes-Smith was Olympic Team Member 1980, 1988, and 1992), it seems predictable that Tosca would follow in his foot(hoof)steps. Her meteoric journey to the top of the podium is a true testament to her commitment to her horses and her work ethic. Her pride in her horses' success far outweighs her time in the spotlight. Tosca's story is an example of how it takes a village to get to...

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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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Grace Tuton's Inspirational Dedication to Her Four Legged Partners

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Grace Tuton's Inspirational Dedication to Her Four Legged Partners

#RIDELIKEAGIRL We met Grace, well-known rider on the West Coast, a year ago and were immediately impressed with her riding success. Seeing first hand her love and dedication to her horses has left us with even more respect for this inspirational girl. Managing her own horses is a testament to her hard work ethic, determination, and most importantly dedication to her four legged partners.  Name: Grace TutonHome Base: Scottsdale, AZ Discipline:  Hunters, Eq & JumpersHorses: Sorbet, Lautento, Winchester and JoaquinHow it all started:  I started riding11 years old. Recent Highlight of your Riding Career:  Sorbet (see photo) winning the Junior Hunter Stake at Devon 2017 with a score of...

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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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