A few months ago, I received an email on behalf of the FEI inviting me to officiate at the South American Games. It was so simple and straightforward I couldn’t help but think it was fake! I received a few succinct emails thereafter from a Colonel in Argentina, again wondering if this was too good…

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It’s often said that four-leaf clovers bring good luck, and Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride is particularly adept at finding them. The Maryland-based FEI five-star rider, trainer and “S” judge—and owner/operator of the aptly-named Blue Clover Eventing—is chasing dreams and creating her own luck as she excels in the grueling sport of eventing. “I guess if I…

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By Katherine O. Rizzo (first published in the October 2022 Equiery) Often while spectating at large international competitions such as the Washington International Horse Show (October 24-30 at Prince George’s Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro) and the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (October 13-16 at Fair Hill Special Events Zone, Fair Hill), one can be…

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Hi All, The updates from England have taken a northern turn up to Scotland in this weeks adventures with Valerie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 And I must admit there has been some component of adventure! You may or may not know what all goes into juggling riding and competing at the elite levels of Eventing. I think anyone…

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Just like that, I’ve been here two weeks! Starting to settle into the routine of not having one 🤣 Few people know that I have an adopted mother here in the UK. We’ve spent I think at this point every holiday together at least once and her love and support dwarfs the ocean that separates…

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What a week! I don’t even know where to begin. Shocking to no one, the beginning of this trip found me out of my comfort zone. Flights costs and dates were all speculation, even if I had a set plan budget and intention! The plan changed 27 times. If nothing else, this adventure is confirming…

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Photo by Abby Powell Valerie Pride at the MARS Bromont CCI – June, 2022 Eventing Nation (published June 12, 2022) Just four horses remained to show jump in the CCI4*-S division today. All took at least one rail, but Valerie Pride and her own Favian (French Kiss – Risiko, by Relevant) retained their lead and…

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