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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas & Louie.

   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 Jane Thomas, a junior rider who stays very busy with her working student job and school work. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Jane I am from Eustis, Florida and I just turned 18-years-old. I am currently competing two horses, at Novice and Training level. I am a working student for Marcea Funk at Market Street Equestrian. We are based at Rocking Horse Stables in sunny Florida all…

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Tackle the Carolina International CIC3* with Elisa Wallace – VIDEO Break

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  Ride around the challenging Carolina International CIC3* cross-country track with Elisa Wallace (USA) and Simply Pricless. Yesterday, many of the top riders in North America rode around this course, which caused some problems for even seasoned pairs. Elisa and her 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Simply Priceless coasted around the course adding only 8.8 time penalties to their score to finish in a respectable 30th place. This pair is planning to contest at the prestigious Badminton CCI4* this spring. Enjoy taking a virtual ride aboard this seasoned four-star horse…    

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Sunday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

Congrats to Caroline Martin (USA) and The Apprentice on winning the Carolina International CIC3*, yesterday.

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this week: Stable View Spring Horse Trials (SC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Carolina International CIC and Horse Trial (NC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Poplar Place Farm March H.T. (GA)  [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results]   World wide bits and bites United Kingdom: Are you a Badminton Horse Trials virgin? Here’s all you need to know before visiting… – Horse & Hound 3 easy steps to nailing the perfect dressage-ready canter – Horse & Hound     United States: In horse…

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15 cheap products that will actually improve any equestrian’s life

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  A rider’s life can be a hard one, but we all know that horses are worth every single struggle. Although, it is foolish to make your life anymore challenging than it has to be. By using these 15 ‘cheap’ products that are all under $20, you can seriously improve your life… 1) A disposable muzzle shaver that most horses won’t protest to. Keep your horse looking clean shaven without causing a battle by using one of these handy and easy-to-use shavers. Price: $1.95 USD. 2) Boot socks that will make your feet feel like VIPs. Sporting these quality boot…

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Horses that are severely allergic to wood

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  Some horses are more careful jumpers than others. But there are overachieving mounts that seemingly defy the laws of gravity while jumping. Maybe it is because they are allergic to wood or perhaps, they are trying to avoid getting eaten a monster that could be lurking under the fence. These horses’ riders might want to wear a spacesuit during their next jump school because their steeds are jumping to the moon…   We r jumping only a 110cm not a 160cm Olympics level hahaha jumping is amazing #Follow4follow #Likes4Likes #Jumping #110cm #not160cm #Overjump #Equestrian #Horseloveraccount #100likes #Nomypic #Photography #Showjumping…

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The beach is clearly more fun with horses – VIDEO Break

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  Over the winter, you probably saw some clips of people ‘skijoring’, which is when a skier is pulled behind a horse and rider. If you thought that looked like fun, how about wakeboarding behind a horse. Everyone knows that summer activities are way better than winter because duh, you aren’t freezing your face off. By the time you finish watching this video, you might be ordering a wakeboard and arranging a trip to the beach with your horse and friends…    

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Saturday’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.   Events in North America this week: Stable View Spring Horse Trials (SC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Carolina International CIC and Horse Trial (NC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Poplar Place Farm March H.T. (GA)  [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results]   World wide bits and bites Canada: Senior Horse Care Strategies | TheHorse.com     United States: Sport horse science: Inside a high-tech equine lab – Horsetalk.co.nz Broodmares’ Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation | TheHorse.com New gel could spell end of using horses in production of…

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Who did the voters choose? Check out the ‘five-star’ Preliminary jumpers from Exmoor

gold - Jamie McAllister & Lopster

  On Tuesday, we asked you to vote for the ‘five-star’ jumper from the Preliminar at Exmoor H T. Hundreds of people voted for which duo they thought jumped the corner out of the water complex the best. These are the riders who most impressed the masses with their ‘five-star’ ability! Congrats to these skilled riders and their talented mounts.        

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This show jumper can’t be tamed – VIDEO Break

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  Once a horse knows how to jump it can be hard to keep contained. Paddock fences, stalls, etc. are all just another fence. This show jumper has learned that he doesn’t have to stay in his stall because he can just jump to freedom. Have you ever had a horse that was tough to keep in some enclosures?    

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Friday’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.   Events in North America this week: Stable View Spring Horse Trials (SC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Carolina International CIC and Horse Trial (NC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Poplar Place Farm March H.T. (GA)  [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results]   World wide bits and bites China: The World’s Most Luxurious Horse Stable in China is an Epic PalaceThe World’s Most Luxurious Horse Stable in China is an Epic Palace A high-end facility in China that houses imported horses has recently become a hot topic on…

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