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Wednesday’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.   News updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect   World wide bits and bites Australia: Half of survey respondents saw no personal health and safety issues in their horse pursuits – Horsetalk.co.nz Surprisingly half of those who answered an recent survey on issues around horse ownership identified no human health or safety concerns in their equine-related activities. Find out why researchers think these numbers do not match how dangerous riding actually is.   China: Post man rides a HORSE to deliver mail in…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Things your horse thinks about winter in the North

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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.”   We are well into February and Northern horses have been having sharing some shocking concerns about surviving winter. After combing through thousands of emails from complaining horses, these ten really stood out… Tuesday’s Top 10 – Things your horse thinks about winter in the North 10. “Thank…

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Who is the ‘five-star’ Prelim jumper at the Rocking Horse? You decide…vote now.

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  Over the weekend, hundreds of eventers from around North America were competing at the Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. There were 137 pairs across nine divisions contesting at the Preliminary level. On Saturday, I went to Rocking Horse to enjoy watching some cross-country action. I ended up taking pictures of the challenging two stride brush angle question on the course. Check out the photos and decide which duo you think is the ‘five-star’ jumper of the weekend. We are not revealing names so you choose based on technique without due influence. If you know who they are, well I…

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2017 Hartpury Indoor Eventing champions – VIDEO Break

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  Over the weekend, numerous talented British eventers took part in the 2017 Jumping and Style Championships at Hartpury College. The Jumping and Style (JAS) competition series allows eventers to compete over the cold winter months to prepare for the Eventing season. JAS competitions run through January and February and are an indoor arena Eventing experience with a combination of showjumps and cross-country fences. Combinations are judged on style and technique. The style mark is converted to penalty points and added to any cross-country or jumping penalties, giving the final mark. Watch Laura Walkden (GBR) and Cointreau WV winning round…

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Leading experts to debate equestrian sport’s key topics at FEI Sports Forum 2017

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  World experts on the Olympic sports of Jumping and Eventing and the non-Olympic discipline of Endurance will address the FEI Sports Forum 2017 when it takes place at the International Management Development Institute (IMD) in Lausanne (SUI) from 10-11 April. The programme for the annual event, which is acknowledged as the key opportunity for the equestrian world to gather and debate current topics in the sport prior to the annual General Assembly, is published today and registration is now open. The Sports Forum will be opened by FEI President Ingmar De Vos, followed by a keynote address from IMD….

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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.   News updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect   World wide bits and bites United Kingdom: One-legged war veteran makes history in race victory – Horse & Hound Captain Guy Disney made history at Sandown Park by becoming the first person to win a race under Rules wearing a prosthetic limb. Perfect the free walk — and other ways to train your horse out hacking – Horse & Hound Find out how you can use hacking to school your horse…

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Rocking Horse H.T. Advanced cross-country - Photo gallery: Part 2

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  On Friday, numerous talented pairs tackled the Advanced cross-country track at Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. in Altoona, Florida. Some duos were just knocking the rust off on their road to a spring CCI4* and for others it was their first ever Advanced. I was spent my Friday afternoon watching the stellar action, enjoying the sunshine and of course snapping pictures… Check out and share these photos from the Advanced cross-country. Feel free to republish them and use them for your personal use. Just credit Eventing Connect. Enjoy! #GrowEventing – ideas on how to use your photos: your social media…

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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.   When your waiting for her to get ready…. but she's always late.. #ChurchSelfie #chillingWithTheRev #LatesOntime #TurnedUpeventually #datesAlwaysLate #UsualSatNight #lastSingleSelfie #NewYearsEve #YehBoi A post shared by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:25am PST       Valentine's Day, jippie… Luckily I've got @ellensvennerstal #singlelifeisawesome A post shared by Ludwig Svennerstål (@ludwigsvennerstal) on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:54pm PST   Switched gears from the high speed gallops to the collected canters…

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Eventing absolutely slaying it on Instagram this weekend

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  Instagram connects the world through photos and eventers love to share their lives on this social media platform. We have found Eventing pics from every continent in the world on Instagram. This is your chance to check out the entire world of eventers competing, training and having fun. Enjoy some international Eventing action thanks to some social media savvy riders…   happy A post shared by brenna (@blmeventing) on Feb 17, 2017 at 3:04pm PST   A post shared by Hannah (@hherrig95) on Feb 19, 2017 at 11:16am PST   Turnier Saison 2017 eröffnet #indoor#eventing#hallen#geländeritte#estil#hunterklasse#buschpony#eventer#passion#letsgoseason2017 (C) @la.viev___pinocchio___rama ❤ A…

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