The announcement came on Friday, January 20 and is effective immediately. US Equestrian cites ADS-requested exceptions to recognized affiliate responsibilities as the reason for the termination of a 40-year affiliate relationship.
Never has the ‘Star Wars’ Imperial March been more appropriately played at an equine event.
While my German is a little rusty, what I can gather from the handy “translate” button is that this massive team of 28 horses consists of mares, geldings and four stallions, pulling what appears to be a historically-modeled or restored coach. Despite the huge distance between the leaders and the driver, this team trots all the way around the arena like they do this every day.
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28 “Titanen vor einer PostkutscheWer nicht dabei war, mag es nicht glauben: Thomas Haseloff, Brück in Brandenburg, hatte achtundzwanzig Kaltblüter vor die Postkutsche gespannt, Stuten, Wallache und vier gekörte Hengste!! Das war eine Fahrt mit Gänsehauteffekt. (S. Berichte in Hufgeflüster.eu)Drei Tage lang wurde großer Sport geboten und tolle Shows mit Kutschen und im Sattel – es gab auch Rennreiten auf den “Dicken” ohne Sattel! Größter Beliebtheit erfreuen sich auch in jedem Jahr die Mulis, die bei allen Wettbewerben mitmachen, von Achim Rensch aus Lychen in der Uckermark. Mit den “Titanen der Rennbahn” haben die Gebrüder Haseloff eine europaweit einzigartige Attraktion für die Freunde des Kaltblutes geschaffen.
Posted by Jutta Schroer on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I get the impression that this team would carry itself just as nicely whether it was set up in a modest 6 or this gargantuan 28. Shout out to the driver and support crew for such a nicely-presented team!
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