Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley HHS Calmaria. Photo by Abby Powell.

I’m always in awe of both professional and amateur riders for various reasons, but today I’d like to take moment to appreciate a particular kind of ‘insanity in the middle’ displayed most often by multi-horse professionals competing internationally. Exhibit A: Liz Halliday-Sharp’s past week-and-a-half. It’s gone a little something like this so far:

  1. Load up four horses and drive 15+ hours from Kentucky to Bromont, Canada.
  2. Ride said horses across three divisions. Keep three different dressage tests, cross country courses, and show jump courses all organized in your brain.
  3. Head straight from Bromont show jumping to the airport and hop a plane from Canada to Germany.
  4. School your horse, walk a huge cross country course, and generally prep for ones of the world’s biggest competitions in this sport.
  5. Lay down a top 5 dressage test.

Of course there’s an amazing team behind each rider that takes on these massive competitions, but phew! I’m tired just thinking about it. We have nothing but mad respect for you Liz, and we hope you can kick your feet up a bit next week!

U.S. Weekend Action:

Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (Revere, Pa.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring]

Full Gallop Farm June H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer]

Honey Run H.T. (Ann Arbor, Mi.): [Website] [Scoring]

Kent School H.T. (Kent, Ct.): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. (Poolesville, Md.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Shepherd Ranch H.T. (Santa Ynex, Ca.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (Camp Lake, Wi.): [Website] [Scoring]

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