One life-changing moment and 9 other great bits of horsey social media this week

  • Enjoy some of our favourite updates from equestrian social media channels during the past week. From a racehorse working with no bridle to a chicken roosting on a horse, it all happened on social media.

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    Equestrian social media posts of the week


    There are no fair weather riders on Joseph O’Brien’s yard

    This is pretty emotional

    Cool prizes

    Nicely done, Martin Dwyer

    Flick through for some emotional scenes as Spanish dressage rider Juan Matute Guimon made a return to competition for the first time since suffering a brain bleed which left him in a coma for almost a month this spring

    Losing a stirrup didn’t stop Nico de Boinville from winning at Kempton last weekend

    This is a very tolerant horse

    We’re pretty sure Tom does a bit more than chase his girlfriend Hollie Doyle around a field…

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

    …Talking of Hollie Doyle — here is the moment she was called the winner of the Champion Sprint Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot last weekend aboard Glen Shiel — her first Group One victory

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    No caption needed. #glenshiel #G1 😂

    A post shared by Hollie Doyle (@holliedoyle7) on

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