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March 2, 2014

Going Avant Garde In The Junior Nations Cups

The young riders competing in the Hollow Creek Young Rider, Junior and Children's Nations Cups brought not only a few different riding styles to Wellington, Fla., but also a new persepctive on in-the-ring fashion. Their turn-out definitely differed from the traditional norm for the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, with colored reins, ponytails hanging down their backs, and even a bit of bling. Check it out...

Sofia Trimarco showed Ambato CT Cerise in the children's Nations Cup for Argentina. Her purple accoutrement actually matched some of the floral decorations on one jump. 
Sophie Howell's horse Cardine showed some U.S. pride in the children's section of the Nations Cup with red-white-and-blue scalloped braids.
Hairnets were few and far between during the Hollow Creek Farm Young Rider/Junior/Children's Nations Cups!

Here Cristina Andrade Aridlsen of Ecuador is styling a ponytail rivaling her horse HJ Practica's. 
Bretton Chad of Canada put the Maple Leaf on her saddle pad, helmet and her breeches as she rode Zeddam in the young rider section.
Silvana Cabral of Paraguay competed in the junior section of the Hollow Creek Farm Nations Cup as an individual riding Surprise. Her outfit included a sparkly blue section on her helmet, a bright blue jacket with suede trim, and a fuschia shirt. 
Victoria Santacrocce rode San Jorge B M Devil's Justice for Argentina's team in the children's section. Victoria sported a number of pins on her jacket and some pink stirrups, as well as a blingy browband and white-taped braids on her horse.
Richard Kierkergaard rode Warwin Z on the Argentinian children's team sporting a white helmet with blonde curls escaping.  

Read all about the action and emotion of the Hollow Creek Farm Young Rider/Junior/Children's Nations Cup night!

 
Road Apples
28 weeks 4 days ago
Young Riders attire and Equipment
I'm all for expressing onself but I have to say this is a bit over the top. Some get-ups are within reason like Sophie Howell of the USA or SAophia Tremarco of Argentina....but the others pictured... Read More

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Road Apples
28 weeks 4 days ago

Young Riders attire and Equipment

I'm all for expressing onself but I have to say this is a bit over the top. Some get-ups are within reason like Sophie Howell of the USA or SAophia Tremarco of Argentina....but the others pictured here are very distracting in my opinion. They look like circus riders with a multitude of colors that clash and don't make sense. You know George Morris would flip or did flip if he saw the curls and hair waving in the wind and some of these get-ups. Another thing that I must make mention of is the overbitting of one horse pictured here ridden by Bretton Chad of Canada and the poor horse Zeddam. That is one nasty bit..a gag and hackamore in one? If that horses jaw doesn't get broke or sore, I'll be amazed. I think kids should be put on suitable mounts for a Jr. or child rider...not punish the horse with some hurtful contraption nbecause it is too much horse for the rider at this stage. This is why horses are drugged and or subjected to brutal but legal equipment or aids...put these kids on suitable mounts...don't over horse them. In the end both the horse and rider suffer because of some unfortunate experience that could have been avoided. RA
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