Madeline Backus

Jun 27, 2018

Villains and Victories Throughout My Fairytale

There is no such thing as a fairytale in the horse world. Many journeys to the top levels have their magical moments, but reality will quickly kick in. My story with my heart horse, P.S. Arianna (Ari), is pretty darn close to a fantasy though. Even if it may seem all unicorns and rainbows, I can assure you there have been many evils and villains along the way. I’m facing the toughest one now, and I’m learning to grow a thicker skin and ride the waves as they come in.

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Apr 23, 2018 USEA Foundation

A Leg Up and A Leg On!

It’s been just over a month since I arrived in the UK and this trip has already been so huge for my development as an equestrian and eventer. It is such a great team here at Attington Stud with Austin and Amy O’Connor, as well as the girls with whom I live and work all making me so welcome.

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Mar 13, 2018 USEA Foundation

Wilton Fair Grant Winner Madeline Backus Arrives in the UK

This trip is truly a huge step in my development as an equestrian athlete, and I am beyond grateful for all the people involved in making this journey possible. Thanks to them, I have been at the beautiful Attington Stud for just over a week now with my two horses, P.S. Arianna (Ari) and P.S. On Top of the World (Vinnie) and we are loving it! We arrived last Friday afternoon (March 2), having left the United States on Tuesday night.

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