Equestrian dating ski jumping
The sport features a horse and rider pulling a competitor on skis through various obstacles.At the Leadville competition this past weekend, rider JJ Swirka of Fairplay — astride her experienced quarter horse gelding Logan and pulling Leadville resident Duffy Counsell behind on skis — crashed on the course when Logan took a false step.Chris Froome ticked off the first of two major Alpine stages in the yellow jersey as former ski jumper Primoz Roglic sailed over the Tour de France’s highest mountain to win stage 17 into Serre-Chevalier.Roglic went solo six kilometres from the top of the Col du Galibier and crested the summit with a 90-second lead before racing down the 28-kilometre descent to the finish, where he won by 73 seconds.With French president Emmanuel Macron watching on Froome finished in the second group on the road, beaten to second place by Rigoberto Uran of Cannondale-Drapac but crucially claiming third – and four bonus seconds – ahead of AG2R La Mondiale’s Romain Bardet.That saw three-time Tour winner Froome extend his lead, with Colombia’s Uran and Frenchman Bardet both now 27 seconds back – the closest the podium battle has ever been in the history of the Tour.Swift has even known the groom, Benjamin La Manna, since kindergarten—she admits to having had a little crush on Ben way back then, when he was “that kid who sat next to me in class with the bowl cut and the Lego lunch box.”Swift hasn’t been to Reading in more than a decade; she was fourteen when she moved with her family to Nashville, on her way to becoming a celebrated country singer-songwriter and later blossoming into one of the biggest pop acts in music history.
Along with skijoring, White Turf features horse racing and chariot racing and draws over 35,000 spectators a day. For a listing of 2016 skijoring competitions across the United States click here.Last spring, after Swift accepted Britany’s invitation to be maid of honor via Instagram—kids today!—she took Maack to Reem Acra, where Britany got fitted for her custom hand-embroidered silk-taffeta wedding gown and Taylor for the blush-pink, cap-sleeved chiffon maid-of-honor dress that she has on today (the fitting was also Instagrammed, naturally).Swift’s 2015 stare-down of Apple—she declined to put her hit album on Apple’s nascent streaming-music service when the company said it would not pay artists during its initial launch; Apple changed its policy immediately and paid everyone—was a seismic example of a single artist’s toppling corporate might.At 26, Swift is world famous, wealthy, critically celebrated, a style influencer, and a cultural movement unto herself, recognizable everywhere she goes. And yet today, in this chapel atop a hill in Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift is none of those things.