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Thursday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

“I refused to let him paint my hooves blue.”

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: Rolex Kentucky CCI4* (KY) [Website] [Schedule] [Times] Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA) [Omnibus][Website] [Results] University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH) [Omnibus] [Website] Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results]   World wide bits and bites Canada: Creating the Happy Young Athlete with Wendy Christoff | Horse Canada Follow these expert steps to devlop young horses with positive attitudes.   Ireland: Irish saddle maker breaks with equestrian tradition – Horsetalk.co.nz A new lightweight cantilevered…

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Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Rolex CCI4* first horse inspection

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  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [LIVE STREAM] This afternoon, the sun was shining but not as brightly as the perfectly groomed horses presented at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* first horse inspection. From fancy hats to fun cowboy boot, everyone watching the horse inspection was treated to a New York Fashion Week calibre runway show. Of course, the beautifully turned out horses made far better fashion accessories than you’d find at a typical fashion event. Out of the 60 horses presented today, 59 were accepted. Colleen Rutledge (USA) chose to withdraw Covert Rights after being…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Jamie McAllister

Jamie McAllister & Lopster. Photo by ©Xpress Foto.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Jamie McAllister, a mother of two who is pursuing her riding goals with her three horses. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Jamie Well, I’ll be the big 4-0 in May. I have two daughters Ella who is nine, and Hazel, she’ll be four next month. I was fortunate to have parents that worked very hard growing up, and they started a business in industrial processing. About six…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

The Rolex jog is today!!!

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: Rolex Kentucky CCI4* (KY) [Website] [Schedule] [Times] Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA) [Omnibus][Website] [Results] University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH) [Omnibus] [Website] Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results]   World wide bits and bites Canada: Is There any Benefit to Feeding Oats? | Horse Canada Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains that of all the cereal grains, oats have the most appropriate nutritional profile for horses.     United Kingdom: 10 tips…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Insane things only eventers do while driving

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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.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Insane things only eventers do while driving 10. Clean your tack. 9.  Contemplate which random objects you see out your window would make good cross-country jumps. 8. Drive like a lunatic to beat the ‘optimum time’ on your GPS. 7. Continuously refresh live scores on your phone….

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Past Rolex Kentucky CCI4* winners in action – VIDEO Break

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  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] This week, numerous world class duos from around the world will be contesting at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will kick off tomorrow with the first horse inspection, and dressage will follow on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the Kentucky Horse Park will be packed with fans watching the intense cross-country action. The event will conclude with show jumping on Sunday. Micahel Jung (GER) and Fisherrocana FST are competing this weekend. This seemingly unstoppable duo has been victorious at Rolex the last two years….

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Tuesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

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  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   World wide bits and bites Canada: The Big “C” | Horse Canada Sun damage in horses can range from a simple case of sunburn to deadly skin cancers. Here’s what you need to know to keep your horse protected this summer.   United Kingdom: Rolex Grand Slam winner to miss Badminton – Horse & Hound Top British rider, Pippa Funnell has withdrawn her only horse, Billy Beware from the Badminton CCI4* and is recovering at home after a fall at the Ballindenisk CCI3*…

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Last Week TODAY

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  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   Prize giving Irish style Myself and @hollyWoodhead2 waiting for Prize Giving! #Donkeys #Ballindenisk #loveitinIreland pic.twitter.com/Q1twXGhL4N — Laura Collett (@CollettEventing) April 23, 2017   Quinn's final jump today before @rk3de_official! #60 #eventing #aiken #beastmode #vandiver A post shared by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Apr 23, 2017 at 6:42am PDT     Dance class was LIT today #ilovemyjob #laineashkereventingANDdressage #atlas #fuegs #bestdancepartners A post shared by Lainey Ashker (@laineyea) on Apr 22, 2017 at…

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This dressage horse has some absolutely wild moves – VIDEO Break

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  Some horses are more athletic than others, and far too often the better equine athletes tend to be a bit naughtier than the average horse. Perhaps these talented horses know they can get away with their occasional antics. This particular dressage horse has some pretty impressive aerial acrobatic moves. Props to his rider for sticking it out but seriously I think he desperately needs to wear a helmet.    

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