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Inside the Stable with the Aiken Showcase Stars: Phillip Dutton & Z

It’s been a great honor and pleasure to spend six weeks in training with Dutton eventing at their winter hideaway in Wellington, Florida. Close to the Wellington Environmental Preserve with an abundance of hacking opportunities (and alligators — oh my!), the horses all enjoyed a rigorous — and sunny! — month of cross training in the Turf Tour hosted by The Ridge at Wellington. I’d like to extend a personal thank you to Phillip, Olivia and Evie, as well as Emma Ford and the entire team at Dutton Eventing for taking me under their wing. And to the incomparable Scott Hassler for teaching Hendrix and I how to “slalom and dance.” Having just turned 40, as an adult amteur in the sport, it was the opportunity of a lifetime to learn under all of your care, belief and guidance. Click below for a behind the scenes look at the Duttons’ winter training camp and, of course, for a chat with the unforgettable equine star of this series, Z.

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Article written by: Annie DeWitt

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