December 17th, 2009

Debut: Toni Terry and Diamond Fritz

Toni Terry rides Diamond Fritz. Not related to Clemens.

Toni Terry at the Olympia Horse ShowShe did it. Toni Terry made her debut in a dressage class presentation at the London International Horse Show.

We admit to not knowing squat about horses and events of this nature, but is it the norm to carry a microphone? Please say yes. We have visions of Toni trotting around whilst singing show tunes and celebrity interpretations.

Toni admits to having trained 3-4 hours a day to prepare for the event. We’re rather impressed with Toni’s ability to stay on a horse while it does it’s horsey thing, and her ability to pull off jodhpurs. JT, you’re a lucky man.

Side note: Toni’s gal-pal, Abigail Clancy showed up in support. More on Abbey later.

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19 Responses to “Debut: Toni Terry and Diamond Fritz”

  1. I must admit to being a little envious of the ready-to-go mount. God know’s I spent years training my youngster.

    Interestign with the brown theme, I dont think I have ever seen a brown hat! They are usually navy or black. :)

    I wish i could see a video but she surely looks great on that horse!

  2. Terri says:

    It is definitely the comments after the picture that make this blog soooo entertaining!

  3. Rusty (Mrs Clemens Fritz) says:

    I read this and wondered if Toni Terry was giving Clemens Fritz a diamond for celebrating her husband’s birthday but not Fritz’s…

    Good for Toni for actually spending three to four hours a day doing something.

  4. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    I read the title and thought this was about a relative to Clemens Fritz. Epic fail on my part.

    I applaud her for actually holding the horse correctly. While this may not be PROPER posture for every day, for horse riding, its actually very good. I grew up around horses (I live in Kentucky – I see quite a few) so… yay for Toni Terry :)

  5. Lamps' babe says:

    I think,guess,hope,that she was performing like a "guest" 'cos I've never seen a horserider with a mic,just in some funny performances,and I've surely never seen one wearing a Xmas tree….she does look like a Xmas tree on her horse…she's sparkling,the horse's name is Diamond….

  6. Julia says:

    It looks a bit… over the top. But never mind, she’s still nice.

  7. Elise says:

    Congratulations to Toni. I'm sure John is very proud of her.

  8. Mariam says:

    did she get points off for her clothing choice? i didn’t know we could wear sequins/rhinestones/embellishment (??) encrusted shadbelly, when we rode. the flash could spook a horse. but she does look nice in jodhpurs, i’ll give her that…. and brown.

  9. Baby Freya says:

    Her position is fantastic! Kudos to her for sticking at it and her hard work seems to have paid off! She looks awesome, like a natural and horse riding is a fabulous work out!

  10. imhereforthenando says:

    Save a horse, ride John Terry.

  11. tammyv says:

    Two words – Vegas Baby!

  12. truly_thata says:

    Is she doing well? Martina- former tennis player- falling from her horse at German equestrian. Toni should call Jordan for advise, as former WAGs and newbie in equie sport.!

  13. Merel says:

    Oh bloody hell Toni. What's up with the jacket? What is wrong with the normal and nice jackets? They are classy.

    And her posture is not completely right. Shoulders back, hun.

    For the rest, no, a mic sure is not the norm. Too dangerous. A headset is normaly done but hey.

    I'd like to see a video of her performing.

  14. I've competed in dressage. Microphones and bejewelled garments are not the norm, trust me. She and her trainer did an exhibition pas de deux to a Michael Jackson compilation, so the sparklies are allowed. (I wonder if Nani was there since he seems to be AWOL from United's bench atm.) That said she looks great. And kudos to Toni for the dedicated training. It is an extremely difficult discipline, and even if she purchased a "ready to go" mount (which does happen when celebrities want to compete without putting the years of training in) what she has achieved in a couple of years is admirable.

    • Alex says:

      God I do hope Nani was there, or the south of France or the North Pole – anywhere but playing for United.

      • klyn312 says:

        amen to Thant Alex- and TFO- god I miss your wit! I must vist you gals more often, I’m afraid life got in the way of computer “life” last year! LOL

      • klyn312 says:

        amen to Thant Alex- and TFO- god I miss your wit! I must visit you gals more often, I’m afraid life got in the way of computer “life” last year! LOL

  15. Alix says:

    What's with all the sequins? You're not suppost to wear any sort of glitz in the dressage ring.