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Jan. 28, 2013

Hi all,

we've begun using instagram (yay!) and are posting some of our favorite and most artsy hunter/jumper photos from the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. if you'd like to follow us, please subscribe to 'bigeq'. We hope you enjoy the pretty photos and gorgeous horses! You can sample our photos here:


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Capital Challenge Ribbons

Sept. 30, 2012


We looove us some pretty horse show ribbons... and the awards table at the Capital Challenge is just so scrumptious!








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The Art of Showing: Waiting

Nov. 12, 2009

Waiting is a rite of passage for anyone involved in horse showing. But it isn't so bad, is it?

There are worse things than snuggling with a beautiful horse ringside while waiting for a class.

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Saturday at the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend

Sept. 26, 2009

Sights and scenes from day one of the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend... Cayla Richards wins the North American Flat Equitation Championship and the 15 year-old equitation division championship... Jessica Springsteen wins the 16 year-old division, riding two horses, Papillion 136 and a striking gray, Class Action... Morgan Hale (17), Caroline Spogli (13-14), and Sydney Callaway (12&u) win their age divisions. Amber Henter rides to two reserves, in the 16-year old division and in the North American Flat Equitation Championship. So many really lovely horses to watch. Helped with a lot of the awards presentations - lots of gracious and polite winners, tall horses (trying to get those ribbons on the bridle - ladder needed) and general good times. Excited for tomorrow!

View from the sponsor lounge.

2009 Capital Challenge Horse Show

Diederique Vander Knaap, youngest rider in the top ten of the NA Flat Equitation Championship - at 12!!! Wow.

Cute & Cute

Jessica Springsteen collects another blue.

Ribbons are pretty.

One of the courses.

Taylor Ann Adams in action.

Hannah Von Heidegger is all smiles after a win. She finished as reserve champion of the 12/u division.

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The Art of Showing: Curvilinearity

Sept. 10, 2009

Curvilinear, adj., 1 consisting of or bounded by curved lines, represented by a curved line; 2 marked by flowing tracery.

Is there anything more lovely than the curving lines of a horse's neck, beautifully framed with braided mane, bit and bridle?

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The Art of Showing: Gray & Green

July 22, 2009

The Art of Showing: a new series of artistic horse show photos, capturing the beauty of the horse and horse showing. When I go to shows, I see art all around me. The horse is the star, but it goes beyond that. I see beauty in the stitching on a bridle, the way a cooler drapes off a horse's body, or the mellow look of a gray horse waiting around to go to work. I see beauty in much more. And if you continue following the blog, you'll see what else!

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