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Moms’ ringside commentary is always the best – VIDEO Break

  There are usually as many mothers at horse shows as there are riders. They are cheerleaders, grooms, emotional support and some are slight worry warts. It is hard for moms to stay silent during their kids’ rounds, which leads to some awesome ringside commentary. This mother was not impressed with her daughter’s attempts to angle a fence… Do you have any riding videos with some brilliant background commentary?     Turn the volume up 😂😂 my new favourite video of my mums commentary 😂 – – QOTD; what's something that not many people know about you? 🍁 AOTD: I'm…

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Thursday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: Canada: Glenarden Farms Horse Trials (ON) [Omnibus] [Website] Oakhurst Horse Trials [Omnibus] [Website] United States: Cobblestone Farms H.T. (MI) [Omnibus] [Website] Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II (NJ) [Omnibus] [Website] Hunt Club Farms H.T. (VA)  [Omnibus] [Website] Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer H.T (MA) [Omnibus] [Website]   Worldwide bits and bites Switzerland: FEI president on track to be elected to International Olympic Committee, report suggests – Horsetalk.co.nz FEI president, Ingmar De Vos is in line to be elected to the International…

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Working with the best and acquiring a new ride – from Bit of Britain

  We are excited to bring you updates throughout the year from Bit of Britain’s 2017 Top Riders. Today, the Gold Sponsorship winner, Haley Carspecken shares how her trip to Ocala, Florida this summer has furthered her riding career.   Working with the best and acquiring a new ride – from Bit of Britain by Haley Carspecken Hello to all! This summer has been one of the most exciting times of my career. I had the opportunity to travel to Ocala, Florida to spend a few months, working for and training with Caroline Martin. She is the top Under 25…

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Which three-star is going to have double the prize-money this year?

  SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is delighted to announce that prize-money levels in the both the CCI3* and CIC3* classes will be doubled this year – and that winning riders will have the use of a SsangYong Tivoli for a year. The first prize in the CCI3* will be £16,000, making it much the most valuable CCI3* prize in Europe, and the total prize-fund will be more than £50,000. The first prize in the CIC3* will be £5,000 with a total prize-fund of more than £15,000. The prestigious Oxfordshire-based horse trials, held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace,…

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Little Downham H.T. cross-country highlights – VIDEO Break

  Over the weekend many top UK-based duos were competing at the Little Downham Horse Trials. Verity Becker and Corndu Savistanos won the Novice Section – J. Andrew James and Porsche were victorious in the Novice Section – K. Andrew also won the Open Novice on Freestyler. Get your adrenaline pumping by watching these cross-country highlights from the Novice at Little Downham…    

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Wednesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: Canada: Glenarden Farms Horse Trials (ON) [Omnibus] [Website] Oakhurst Horse Trials [Omnibus] [Website] United States: Cobblestone Farms H.T. (MI) [Omnibus] [Website] Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II (NJ) [Omnibus] [Website] Hunt Club Farms H.T. (VA)  [Omnibus] [Website] Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer H.T (MA) [Omnibus] [Website]   Worldwide bits and bites United Kingdom: The incredible photos that proved horses become airborne in gallop – Horse & Hound A new exhibition of work by photographer Eadweard Muybridge at London gallery Beetles +…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons selling horses is the GREATEST profession

  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   10. When horses go lame, you can obviously get a huge amount of insurance money. 9. Buyers never try your horse 19 times and then tell you that it is out of their budget. 8. It is a risk-free profession with no chance of breaking…

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Stable cats living the dream and getting InstaFamous: Part 21

  Eventers are always showing their dogs love via posting adorable pictures of them at events on social media. But what about the not-so-hard-working stable cats who spend their weekends lounging about the barn? Show your stable cat some love and give it the chance to be Instagram famous by posting a picture of it with #EventerCat and it may make it into a future feature. Here are the stable cats who have been making waves on Instagram lately…   Everyone needs a snuggle buddy 🐈💖🐎 . . . . . . #horse #horses #gelding #mare #filly #foal #horsesofinstagram #equestrian #equestrianlife…

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Virtually win the Aachen CICO3* Nations Cup – VIDEO Break

  Over the weekend, many of the world’s best riders were competing at the Aachen CICO3* Nations Cup event in Germany. The Germans won the team competition on home turf by over 40 penalty points. The Australian team finished in 2nd and the Swedish team rounded out the top three. Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob OLD helped lead their team to victory by clinching the individual win on their 34.5 dressage score. Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam FBW finished in 2nd place and Shane Rose (AUS) and CP Qualified placed 3rd. Take a ride around the…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Canada: Choosing the Best Girth | Horse Canada Choosing the best girth for your horse from the variety of options is an important part of saddle fit and your horse’s performance. There are pros and cons to every type of girth but you need a girth that fits your horse correctly, a material that does not rub your horse and you to be careful that you don’t overtighten it.   United Kingdom: 10 training tips that top riders swear…

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