2X World Cup Finalist Credits Megan Thee Stallion and More for Memorable Paris Olympics Unveiling

Published 11/24/2023, 1:48 PM EST

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On November 23, people of the US celebrated Thanksgiving, especially Megan Thee Stallion. Showing off their unique ways of celebrating this occasion, entities engaged in promotional events, too. Having said so, the legendary US rapper collaborated with NBC in NBCUniversal’s Fall Campaign for Paris 2024. But the twist is, an equestrian sport had a huge role to play.

In the equestrian sports world, dressage involves more mastery than any other form. Trained horses executing precise movements on the riders’ signals is a show worth watching. Speaking of dressage, one entity needs special mention, Anna Buffini. At the age of 3, her athletic genes started taking form in her mind and body. Fast forward to now, the 2X World Cup finalist Buffini has peaked her career with a milestone achievement.

Megan Thee Stallion welcomed Anna in her video


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According to Anna’s Instagram post, her family and friends hopped on cloud nine, seeing her share the stage with Megan. The caption says, “So grateful to be apart of this commercial! Thank you NBC, Megan & US dressage for making this happen for our sport! And thank you @jenayaolsendressage for letting me ride your beautiful boy.” Dressage artist Jenaya Olsen’s horse Beach was one of the horses in the background whom Anna rode.


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Ecstasies having no bounds, the Buffini family shrieked when they spotted their star member on the screen with the Olympic rings featured in the background. The “Thee Paris Olympics” clip features the US artist moving around the Palace of Versailles, where the equestrian Olympic and Paralympic events are scheduled.


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Anna Buffini’s equestrian plans


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Her first dressage lesson was when she was 11. Owing to trainer Sandy Burns, she first started competing in proper events. She said, “I don’t think you could wipe the smile off my face for a week!” The then-newbie is herself a coach now. Her penchant for riding grew when she studied her coach’s train through the years.

Despite having her own season ahead, she still attends to clients and trains them. Said, “I always tell them upfront about my schedule and we work out a lot of online lessons when I’m traveling. Thankfully, they’re very understanding.” Teaching has made her better as she aligns her clients’ problems with hers.


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Once having dreamt of making it big in gymnastics, Buffini is currently atop her dressage game now. Though unconfirmed, she’s probably making an entry at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Agnijeeta Majumder


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With a passion for sports and an active lifestyle, I delved into the world of journalism and here I am creating insights on various avenues of the sporting realm. In my school years, I could often be found loitering about with a throw ball in hand or maybe engaging in a tough bout. My active participation in both traditional sports and hiking escapades has considerably shaped my mind and its thoughts.
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