the best mare ever

  • Farley: *trying to catch fish*
  • Mare: *gets tangled in fish net*
  • Shade: *falls in river*
  • Kilorn: *heavy breathing*
  • Cal: hoe don't do it
  • Kilorn: YALL ARE DOIN IT WRONG OH MY GOD *goes on long ass rant about how to catch fish*
  • Farley: well smart one why don't you do it instead of just sitting over there-
  • Kilorn: *continues rant* ...WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD I CAUGHT MY VERY FIRST FISH AND DAMN WAS IT A BIG ONE MY FATHER WAS SO PROUD OF ME FISHING IS AN ART NOT JUST TYING STRING ON A STICK AND MURDERING A WORM ON A HOOK ITS AN ART LIKE WHEN YOU SWISH THE FISHING POLE DAMN BEST FEELING EVER AND..
  • Farley: *throws fishing pole at kilorn's face*
  • Mare: *tangles kilorn in fishing nets*
  • Shade: *dumps muddy river water on kilorn*
  • Kilorn: ...CATCHING FISH IS A DELICATE AND PROFFESIONAL PROCEDURE..
  • Everyone: *leaves*
  • Kilorn: ..gUYS?!!/

that moment.  (x)

i’d been riding for almost ten years and i couldn’t really remember having that ‘moment’. even with my own horse that i owned for three years, i’ve never had a moment quite like that first day i rode ovation. something clicked, something i wouldn’t understand at the moment. i rode better then i had in months, and i just got on her. in just one lesson, one ride, i had so much confidence, so much hope for the future. i hope every equestrian can feel like that one day, it makes being in this sport truly worth it. i only wish i could’ve had more then a month with her. rest in peace ovie. 

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It is with great sadness that we confirm that Headley Britannia was put to sleep today (1 April 2014).

Lucinda commented “Brit was the best horse I could have ever hoped to have ridden and I owe her so much. We were having so much fun today in the beautiful sunshine XC schooling, I was so pleased to be with her for her last moments, and to have a chance to thank her for everything she has done for me and everyone around her. She remained calm, steady and was peaceful at the end.

I am so thankful for the partnership I had with Brit, she was one in a million. She was small but had such a huge heart. She was a true professional and made my career what it is, and without her I wouldn’t be where I am. She was my best friend. She touched so many people’s lives and always brought a smile to everyone’s face”.

Brit’s competitive spirit, manoeuvrability, sheer guts and a will to win propelled her to the top of the equestrian sport of eventing. She is one of only two horses to have won all three of the top four-star events (Badminton, Burghley, and Kentucky Rolex), and the best ever eventing mare in history. Brit retired from top level competition in 2012 but enjoyed a win at Express Eventing in 2013.

Brit was sent to Lucinda to be sold in 2002, but no-one wanted a small chestnut mare whose ears could not be touched, and so she stayed to be competed. That year she won Blenheim.

After winning Badminton she went to stud for embryo transfer. In 2008, she won a team silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, and had two ET foals by Jaguar Mail; Britannia’s Mail, and Little Britannia both of whom will be continuing their mother’s legacy and are competing this weekend. In addition she has since had five other ET foals.