The Chronicle of the Horse has been pretty active in promoting throughbreds - yet another reason to subscribe! And they just did a feature article on the only thoroughbred in the Medal Finals, West End. The rider Aelin Hill qualified on her thoroughbred, and there was talk about finding her a more competitive equitation horse for the finals. In the end she chose to stay with her partner, feeling he would take care of her. I love their round because it showed that indeed West End did his job beautifully, coming out of a sticky fence unflustered to pilot around the remainder of the course easily. He is a cutie, and she is a lovely rider. While they were not in the ribbons, the picture was quite nice, especially for the first trip to the finals.