After Featuring Alongside Megan Thee Stallion, US Equestrian Champ Unveils Her Favorite Entertainers

Published 12/09/2023, 11:39 AM EST

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From the age of 3, Anna Buffini aspired to Olympic greatness, drawing inspiration from her parents’ athletic achievements. Among six siblings, Anna explored various sports but found her true passion in equestrian dressage after a stint in gymnastics and trying out numerous activities.

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Raised in San Diego and homeschooled alongside her siblings, she cherishes the diverse and flexible upbringing that allowed her to pursue her sporting passion freely. More recently, she shared her favorites in a recent update.

A journey of passion and new ventures

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Months ago, Anna Buffini took part in a project alongside Megan Thee Stallion. However, more recently, she delighted her fans with an Instagram story, which featured two handsome guys as well. She captioned it as, “Some of the best podcasters in the game,” and tagged it “You should know pod.” From the post, it’s clear that she was part of a podcast recently, although they have not yet telecasted it. This podcast is hosted by Peyton Hardin and co-hosted by Cameron Kennedy.

At 11 years old, Anna’s love affair with dressage began when she had her first lesson with trainer Sandy Burns. Reflecting on that moment, she chuckled, “I don’t think I stopped smiling for an entire week!” Her passion for riding ignited, and she delved into competitions with her first pony that helped her refine her skills from First Level to Prix St. Georges, despite the frequent tumbles she took while learning.

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A pivotal equestrian journey

As Anna progressed, she and her coach realized it was time to seek a new competitive partner. While horse-shopping in the Netherlands, she unexpectedly encountered Sundayboy, previously owned by U.S. Olympian Guenter Seidel. Unfortunately, their tight schedule prevented her from test-riding him before leaving. Undeterred, Anna promptly contacted Guenter, leading to an impromptu return to the Netherlands a week later for her first encounter with Sundayboy. Recalling that ride, she reminisced, “It was magical—riding a horse brimming with talent, power, and wisdom was an entirely new experience for me.”

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At 18, Anna joined Young Rider competitions, achieving success with Sundayboy. Their journey was marked by victories at the Nationals and a gold in team tests at the NAYC. Despite setbacks, Anna aimed for the U25 Grand Prix, training with idol Guenter Seidel. Acquiring Wilton II, she honed her skills further, gaining success with both horses in 2016’s Festival of Championships. Training with Guenter fostered a deep understanding, making their lessons almost telepathic.

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Maleehah Shakeel

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Hey, I'm a fervent US sports writer at EssentiallySports, where my passion for sports seamlessly intertwines with the art of storytelling. I've honed my skills in crafting engaging narratives and offering insightful analysis within the realm of US sports, with a special expertise in equestrian sports. Equestrian sports aren't merely a fascination; they hold an irreplaceable spot in my heart.
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