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  1. #1
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    Default 70 Year Old Rider and 30 Year Old Horse Win Their Training Level Class - Score 70%!

    A new Century Club rider - take a look at the photo of their final salute!

    http://www.dressagefoundation.org/Ro...ntury_Club.htm
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    That is a great story, thank you for sharing.



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    That was awesome. Thank you!

    Paula
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    I have tears in my eyes after reading that! Thank you for posting.


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    Truly an inspiration.



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    I loved this story! I hope I can do that some day.



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    Thanks for sharing! I read the stories of other members, too. One of the ladies is 85 years old, with a 20 year old horse. I want to be like her!

    One of the 2011 members is Stayner Haller and Challey. They are well know in the Area8 eventing community. It is cool that they are a member of the Century Club in dressage, too.
    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!



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    Wow. Thank you for sharing, Mike!!!!

    Any one notice that bottom picture, where both rider and horse salute in unison? It is almost serene, like they were having their own prayer too.


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    What an inspiration she is to all of us. Also her horses. Never underestimate yourself and what you can do!


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    Rosie and Jack board at the same barn where I board my horses. I got to tease Rosie all last winter because she was bringing back Jack from an injury and was given orders from the vet to ride him regularly (rehab type work). Rosie hates riding in the winter and I am out there rain, sleet and snow. She used to give him the winter off (well, she gave HERSELF the winter off) and just ride during nice weather months. But she really felt it made a difference for him to be ridden last winter and it helped get him ready for their "Century" ride. They are a neat pair and are a great inspiration to all of us.

    What is funny is that her photo from this has gone VIRAL! And she has no idea how it got out there. They made the front page of Eventing Nation, the Bit of Britain facebook page, now COTH!!! I told her that she and Jack are going to pass up Pye and Justin Beiber for # of views pretty soon.


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    Wow, what an uplifting story! And I peeked around on the Century Club website - each and every story is wonderful and so inspirational.

    All I can say is *may we all be so blessed as to have the chance to ride and enjoy our horses forever!* (and maybe join the Century Club someday).



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    So cool! My old man is turning 30 this year... I small part of me wishes I was turning 70 so we could join the century club together, there is no other horse I'd rather do it on


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    slp2, thanks for telling us more about Rosie!
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Rosie - I do hr you - I hate riding in the cold and wet and rainand sleet!!! Bring on Spring.
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    Snort and I are only 81 together, it's so nice to see this. Thanks Mike.
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    I think it was former eventer Lockie Richards (?) who did his Century Ride within the last year or two, and he's in his mid-70s and the horse was 26. He did it at 3rd level. I think I was more impressed that the horse was doing 3rd level at 26 than that Mr. Richards was riding in his mid-70s! LOL


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    Wow, that was a great story and the picture at the bottom was amazing! Mike, you find all the best stuff!! I hope I can do that one day.


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    Always a delight to read such stories, especially the horses who have no choice in the matter. Maybe someday my old boy (25+ years) can help someone achieve this. Like her horse, he is not super fancy but is kind, honest and happy.
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    What a delightful lady and inspiring story! Thanks so much for sharing.

    btw, I've always thought I'd do the Centruty Class the hard way: on a 3 year old!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ezduzit View Post
    What a delightful lady and inspiring story! Thanks so much for sharing.

    btw, I've always thought I'd do the Centruty Class the hard way: on a 3 year old!
    If you're going to leave this world, you might as well do it in style


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