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Monday’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 Event results in North America this weekend: Poplar Place Farm January H.T. (GA) [Website] [Results]   World wide bits and bites Switzerland: Do Probiotics Help Prevent Foal Diarrhea? | TheHorse.com     United Kingdom: Gemma Tattersall and her Chilli horses   United States: Stifle Issues in Sporthorses | Practical Horseman Magazine Horse world catches up with high-tech health care – Horsetalk.co.nz When horse diapers and freedom of religion collide | Fox News   Scroll…

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Possibly the cutest little rider on the planet – VIDEO Break

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  This 5-year-old may not be very big but she sure is talented and rocking the pink apparel. You have to watch her piloting her full size horse around this show jumping course to believe it’s real. Have you ever seen such a tiny kid jumping a horse so well?    

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Rider list revealed for the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase

Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery winning the 2016 Wellington Showcase.

  The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) will welcome back the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase from Friday, February 3, to Saturday, February 4, hosting renowned international eventing athletes in Wellington, FL. General admission to the event is free. Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team member and Olympian Boyd Martin won both previous editions of the Wellington Eventing Showcase, riding Trading Aces in 2015 and then again with Blackfoot Mystery, his 2016 Olympic Games mount from Rio de Janeiro. The talented rider, currently ranked fourth in the world, will aim to “three-peat” his success, but will have tough competition…

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Yogi Breisner joins Swedish Equestrian Federation in new role

Photo via The British Horse Society Scotland Facebook page.

  During his 17-years as the British Eventing Team Performance Manager, Yogi Breisner, 61, led the team to four successive Olympic team medals as well as five European team titles. He stepped down from his position at British Eventing after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Now, Yogi is now an advisor to the Swedish Equestrian Federation, Olympic national coaches and coordinators for Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. “Goran [Yogi] will be a great asset for us with all the experience he has accumulated over the years” Andrea Barth, manager sports/competition who first contacted Yogi about the opportunity, said in an interview to An Eventful Life….

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We all ‘miss’ sometimes… – VIDEO Break

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  Jumping horses is hard. Seeing an elusive distance often proves to be a difficult task. Unless you are Michael Jung, missing your distance probably happens more than you’d care to admit. But just remember, nobody is perfect and it’s best to ride a horse that will save your butt every now and then…    

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Saturday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

Good luck to everyone competing at Poplar Horse Trials this weekend!

  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 Events in North America this weekend: Poplar Place Farm January H.T. (GA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries]   World wide bits and bites Australia: Horses’ Physiologic Responses to Exercise | TheHorse.com     United Kingdom: Steel horseshoes might increase mechanical loading on foot, evidence suggests. – Horsetalk.co.nz ‘It only takes one idiot’: warm-up incident sparks plea for action – Horse & Hound   United States: Pittsburg: Feds find 20 kilos of meth in horse saddle…

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The vote’s in… Here are the ‘five-star’ jumpers from Three Lakes

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  On Tuesday, we asked you to vote for the ‘five-star’ jumper from the Preliminary at Three Lakes Horse Trials. Thousands of people voted for who they thought cleared the final show jump with ‘five-star’ style. We have tallied the votes and here are the top three ‘five-star’ jumpers from Three Lakes… Congrats to these polished riders and their stunning mounts! Star rating: 4.38  Total votes: 228 Star rating: 4.31  Votes: 215   Star rating: 4.29  Votes: 306

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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.   News updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect Events in North America this weekend: Poplar Place Farm January H.T. (GA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries]   World wide bits and bites Australia: Researchers say horse-related injuries kill more people than snake bites in Australia – UPI.com An Australian researcher studying deaths from venomous animals discovered a shocking statistic — horses kill more people in the country than snakes. Remember to always wear a helmet and be extra cautious around your equine partner.  …

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Dressage judge comments scribes did write: Part 23

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  People from all over the world read, Tuesday’s Top 10 – Dressage judge comments scribes were NOT allowed to write. Many of our readers shared comments that HAVE actually made it onto dressage tests. There have been so many colourful dressage judge comments, we have enough gems for a series. The dressage judges who let their scribes write these comments, certainly were not sugarcoating anything. Thank-you to all the riders who shared these hilarious, real life comments. Despite what a  judge writes on your test, this phase of Eventing remains interesting when the unexpected happens. Thank you to all the good sports who are…

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