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In the eventing world’s equivalent of the draft season (that is, the off season, in which riders may actually find a few minutes spare to rethink and restructure their brand and business), big changes are often afoot. Prominent horses switch hands, sponsorship deals are made and ended, and, occasionally, a big-name rider makes the decision to fly a new flag.
This is rarely a decision that’s made lightly — often, a change of nationality can have an enormously positive impact on a rider’s future chances of team selection or funding. Often, too, the decision comes down to an innate feeling of identity and belonging.
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