Confession: I’m personally a rider who is not very good at finesse. I tend to ride to “get the job done” and more often than not find it really hard to look smooth and savvy in the saddle — hence why I do the jumpers! No equitation star here! As a result, it’s always truly amazing to watch a rider pilot a horse around the ring in a discipline completely different from the others he or she typically competes in — and do it well.
Doug Payne is a 5* event rider and also a Grand Prix show jumper. BUT WAIT, there’s more. He has additionally become a fantastic hunter rider. Watch him pilot Quiberon around the Green Hunter 3’6″ course at Tryon Summer 5 to a second place. I’m in awe of the smoothness!
Congratulations, Doug and Quiberon! Go Jumping!
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