Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

Color Coordination, Pint-Sized Ponies And Plenty Of Smiles: Beginner Novice At The AEC

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Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept 3

One of the best parts of the U.S. Eventing Association American Eventing Championships is watching the lower levels tackle their “Olympics.”

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We spent a day watching beginner novice horses and riders take on Mark Phillips’ course at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and came away with some great photos.

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Madeline Mogridge and Unscripted wouldn’t look out of place in the pony hunter ring. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Mya Poulos and Merrylegs crossed through the finish flags with a clear round. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Lilah Frank rode one of the smallest ponies at the AEC, Flying Diamond Anticipation. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Hannah Sullivan rode the colorful Nebraska. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Ella Robinson and Champagne flew the last. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Caramel Macchiato sported a beautiful eye and a heart on his haunches, while Vienna Albert had a checkered helmet.

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Kate Brinson and Jazz looked picture perfect over this table. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Jessie Hayes and the adorable Fjord FMF Liesl. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Amber Duncan and Renegade looked sharp in red. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Jenn June and QAR Super Rocker splashed through the water. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Jessika Kynett rode her police horse Tankers in the beginner novice amateur division. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Betty Tsitrian had a smile on her face as she splashed through the water with Laureli. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Terri Miller and Miller Genuine Paint. Best name ever! Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Susan Shelton and Dauntless Debonair sported bright purple. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Tori Nuckols and the pint sized Gingerman jumped neatly over this table. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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