Your life. Your photos.
The 2016 show year kicked off in earnest last week, with the first competitors of the Winter Equestrian Festival entering Wednesday morning.
And while the show ring has a life of its own, there’s just as much if not more going on behind the scenes: moments of heartfelt (or hilarious!) interaction between horses and riders, back-at-the-barn antics, the buzz of an in-gate pep talk, the beauty of a sapphire-skied Florida afternoon.
Each week we comb Instagram for photos we think captured “the moment,” whatever that moment may be, perfectly. Here’s our latest batch:
A video posted by Skylar (@skylar_rogalny) on
Round three of the @andrewrybackphotography photography challenge between @jumpersthrumylens and I, was to pay attention to detail and see what story your photograph tells!!! This photograph was taken after these three girls finished competing in the Big Eq. On there way back to the barns, one of the girls reached over to her friends horse to give him a pat on the neck❤️ I was photographing the ring and at the very last second turned around and was able to capture this moment only to realize that no matter what happened in the ring, you always have your friends by your side and willing to support you! A photo posted by Carly Marie (@carlynasznicphotography) on
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Throwback to 80’s hair. #WEF2016 #leadline #pony A photo posted by @heelsdownmag on
A photo posted by phoebe (@phoebea04) on
I’m okay with that skyline. ?? A photo posted by Kathlyn Hossack (@katmah1) on
A photo posted by Winter Equestrian Festival (@esp_wef) on
A photo posted by Sissy Sciarpelletti (@big.sis3328) on
Familiar faces all around. What friends are you looking forward to reuniting with at #WEF2016? Tag them in the comments and then make plans for crêpe dates, Saturday Night Lights fun, and ringside cheering. #wef2016 #makememories #pbiec #winterinwellington A photo posted by Winter Equestrian Festival (@esp_wef) on
so happy with Z today – first class back after a well deserved break after Harrisburg ? A photo posted by Louise Graves (@louise_graves) on
good start A photo posted by Helen Graves (@helengraves) on
Where Dreams Come True! #wef2016 #wef A photo posted by Chad Keenum (@ckeenum13) on
A photo posted by Ava Stearns (@ava_stearns) on
Dirty? Yes. Dumb? Yes. Good barn dog? Maybe. #muttsofinstagram #sneakers #wef2016 A video posted by Charlotte Fisher (@charfisher92) on
Top coach. #spotted #europeinamerica #wef2016 A photo posted by Show Jumping At Its Best (@floydconsultants) on
#Stella looking fly A photo posted by Kelsey Boo (@kelseyboo1001) on
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