First up, my absolute favorite (possibly because she is the only one I have actually met) Sinead Halpin. I absolutely love her and played it way too cool when she stayed with me and didn't even get an autograph (why in the hell didn't I get her to autograph the bottle of wine we drank???). Oh well I have the pictures and memories. All fan girling aside, she is an amazing rider and teacher. I will absolutely be cheering for her and stalking her ride times so I don't miss anything.
Next up is Elisa Wallace. I love all the work she has done with the mustangs and her vlog. Everything is so chill and laid back. Rumor has it there *might* be a clinic with her in the area this fall (now to find a darn horse I can ride in it and keep everything crossed that it actually happens). She is another one that I will probably embarrass myself fan girling over (oh well).
Meet Woody (I am terrible at selfies).
Finally, I am a little ashamed that he isn't an American, but Michael Jung. I absolutely adore the mare he is riding (sorry Sam, but girl power wins this one). Not to mention he is a hell of a rider and I would love to see more of his training program (darn Germans and their secrets). He is so accurate in his dressage tests and doesn't leave points on the board. He is a top show jumper (seriously look at his FEI record) and a cross country machine. Not to mention tough as nails (who rides when they know they have a broken leg...the Germans).
Stinker and his bestie (who always hides him)
I will of course be cheering for all the Americans and pretty much any horse that makes me go ooohhhh pretty (so basically everyone), but these are my favorites. Who are you cheering for?