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Seville Snapshots: The Real Escuela Ecuestre de Jerez

Seville Snapshots: The Real Escuela Ecuestre de Jerez | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
It may be summer, but here's a quiz: Spain:Cat::Horses:Cat's mom. I grew up spending Sundays at the barn, learning to care for horses and riding my mother's docile giant, The Pudge. My mother tried...

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Another FABULOUS reminder of the exceptional time we had riding in and around Seville and seeing these amazing horses at the show in Jerez - everyone (and especially horse lovers) should add it to their list of 'must do' places.

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The moment an army rider is thrown from the saddle as her horse is spooked by cannon fire at ceremony to mark Queen's ascent to throne

The moment an army rider is thrown from the saddle as her horse is spooked by cannon fire at ceremony to mark Queen's ascent to throne | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
These pictures show the King's Troop rider plunging to the floor as the terrified beast panics as the cannons roar to mark the anniversary of the Queen's accession.

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That would have been a tough ride for anyone - but that coupled horse is exemplary!

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Up and Coming Riders - Bill Gates buys $8.7 million Florida mansion for equestrian daughter Jennifer

Up and Coming Riders - Bill Gates buys $8.7 million Florida mansion for equestrian daughter Jennifer | Equestrian Vacations | Scoop.it
Billionaire Bill Gates has just bought a $8.7 million Florida mansion in the winter equestrian capital Wellington, to boost his teenage daughter's showjumping career.

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Another great article (found by our friend Susie Blackmon - she gets some good ones!) - and we think this is superb!  It's great to see who might be the next U.S. Olympic caliber rider!

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:24 AM

Another fantastic Wellington FL equestrian property!

Susie Blackmon's comment, July 1, 2013 2:37 PM
Thank you... ;-)