Cheltenham moments to bring a tear to your eye and 12 other great horsey social media posts this week

  • Enjoy some of our favourite updates from equestrian social media channels during the past week. From a super cake to some emotional Cheltenham moments, it all happened on social media this week.

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    Equestrian social media posts of the week


    Word Perfect II, Chris Bartle’s 1998 Badminton winner and 1997 European championship gold medallist, now enjoys a bit of free roaming at the Yorkshire base of the Team GB eventing team trainer

    What a cake!

    Charlotte Alexander’s kit will take some scrubbing after this — ouch

    Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer, Colin Tizzard, cheers home Native River

    The next day, the winning horse is given a hero’s welcome home

    Welcome home Native River @cheltenhamraces #goldcup hero!!!!

    A post shared by Alice Fox Pitt (@alicefoxpittplunkett) on

    Snow stops play for Oliver Townend’s top horses

    While some battle the elements at Lincolnshire Horse Trials before the event was abandoned

    Well today will certainly be an event to remember! Early morning dressage in the horizontal wind and hail led to two extremely fresh tests with very little trot work shown and most transitions replaced with bucks! We got stuck in the mud SJ meaning we picked up large SJ scores. Kidogo flew XC clear and gave me an amazing feeling, picking up a 9th rosette. As I turned around to get on Finnegan I was the last novice competitor to go, but as I walked up to start box a blizzard set in. On 10 seconds I had pressed my watch and on 3 seconds the course went on Red light and I was held in the blizzard for about 20mins! Both Finnegan and I covered in snow and freezing as a green light was given as the snow briefly paused- however by the time I reached the 3rd fence visibility had gone completely! At the far end of the course I had to take an alternative because I couldnt even see the direct part B, and had to jump through the water almost blind! He really tried though and jump around the course clear! As we came to the last fence the whole team of starters who had seen me out in the snow through the whole hold, came to cheer us across the finish line! Huge thank you to everyone who helped at Lincoln, they did an amazing job to let it run! It was decided after my run xc that the conditions were unacceptable and the rest of the event abandoned! #oxmountainflyer #fernhillfinnegan

    A post shared by Ellen Hobson (@ellenhobsoneventing) on

    Is this little one going to follow in her big brother’s footsteps?

    It appears Harry Meade is fellow eventer Tim Price’s biggest fan

    #whenyourpublicadoresyou #Harrythegroupie

    A post shared by Jacky Green (@greenjacks) on

    This is extraordinary

    Bridget Andrews had a day to remember when scoring her first Cheltenham Festival winner

    And congratulations to this week’s Social Media Post of the Week winner

    Team Tizzard cheer home Native River

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