Cowboy hats and #BethDuttonEnergy on, folks: it’s time to get the ball rolling at Rebecca Farm!

While I’m sure every Montanan (Montanian? Montana-an? What do you call someone from Montana?) is probably sick and tired of endless Yellowstone references, I just couldn’t help myself — especially once I caught a glimpse of the always-fashionably-reliable Chris Talley sporting a proper ‘fit for the first horse inspection today:

Chris Talley presents Unmarked Bills to the Ground Jury. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

The FEI horses trotted up this afternoon for the Ground Jury consisting of 4* Presiding member Christina Klingspor (SWE), Julie Purgly (USA) and Gretchen Butts (USA) (Cynthia Deporter (USA) is the Presiding member of the Ground Jury for the 3* and 2* divisions), making for some traditionally epic shots from the team on site for Shannon Brinkman Photography:

Helen Alliston presents the stunning Ebay in the 4*L jog. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Does Mia Braundel kick in warm-up? We’ll let you know next time we see her. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

East coast-based Alyssa Phillips brings her superstar Oskar to play in the 4*L this weekend. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Jen Moody’s The Grumbler sports pink ribbons for Halt Cancer at X. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Lucienne Bellissimo stepped up in a big way this weekend, sponsoring the top international divisions for Horse Scout Design. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Utah-based Eileen Galoostian sports her #BethDuttonEnergy with Ardeo Living the Dream.Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Tamie Smith presents Elliott V. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

After trot-ups, it was time for a spin around the massive venue that will play host to over 600 horses and over 5,000 local and tourist spectators this week.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

A sneak peek at Ian Stark’s design this year — full preview to come! Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

A snoot to smooch! Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Attention to detail is never lacking on cross country — this jump even comes with live human fillers! Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Riders out for a hack and a sightsee. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Shannon Brinkman is the official photographer for Rebecca Farm this weekend, so be sure to order your photos as you certainly won’t have a bad one at this location!

And stay tuned for much more from on the ground in Montana. You can also tune in for the free live stream provided by Ride On Video beginning tomorrow. Click here to view our Guide to Rebecca Farm and the live stream schedule.

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