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Shooting for 4 stars on a string of T’breds

Four-star Eventer Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch isn’t a breed snob. Not at all. In her earlier years she rode all sorts of breeds competitively, including Warmbloods. But in recent years, the 26-year-old top rider from Virginia has been competing almost exclusively on Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. “I don’t think it’s necessarily about the breed of horse. It’s about the horse as an individual. But, at the four-star level I think you need to be on a horse who is at least 60 percent Thoroughbred to have the stamina to make it through the cross-country course,” she says. “I’ve met people who think they don’t […]