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Mesmerizing equestrian wedding pictures that will have you dreaming – Part 2

  Horse people are not typically the type to fantasize endlessly over a dream wedding. Riders barely have enough time for basic life necessities such as eating and sleeping; let alone time to sleuth around the internet planning a wedding when they are still single. But when riders eventually stumble upon their Prince (or Princess) Charming and fall in love, they tend to have pretty badass weddings. This is because a) horse people know how to party and b) wedding pictures with horses are unparalleled. Here are some equestrian weddings that may actually cause you to think about your own future wedding for the…

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How widespread are your cross-country practices? Take the poll – Sponsored by FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips

  Do you ever wonder if your cross-country prep and habits are like the rest of the Eventing world? There’s certainly more than one way to train and prepare for the most exciting and risky phase of the sport.  Although one rider may think his/her method is the ‘right’ way, there’s always another rider that would argue differently. Which cross-country habits are the norm? Take the poll and we will let you know next week how your cross-country practices are trending with your fellow riders. We can all learn from each other. Tune in next Sunday, we will announce the…

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It’s Flipping Friday – Most fans cannot match the riders with their nations, can you?

  Are you trying to kill time to start your weekend. Well we have the ultimate time passer for you. Don’t flip out! But this may be one of the most exhilerating time wasters you have ever had the chance to delve into. This little gem tracks how many times you turn the cards and your time. Challenge your friends! Time to test your international rider knowledge. Flip away! Enter a draw for a chance to win these two awesome T-Shirts You will get a guys and a ladies in the sizes of your choice. Tune in next Friday, when we…

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Does your horse have the letter ‘A’ in its name? You could win a custom Perri’s halter

  We are thrilled to partner with Perri’s Leather and bring you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names and have some fun. For the next few months, you will have an opportunity to enter a contest that will be judged by our readers. If our readers choose your entry, you will win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s winning name. Enter this month’s contest if your horse’s name has the letter ‘A’ in it Any horse name that has the letter ‘A’ in it will be accepted into the…

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Delving into the minds of four-star riders – Sara Kozumplik Murphy (USA)

  There is a significant difference between an equestrian and an Eventer. Equestrians push their minds and bodies of themselves and their horses to great lengths for sport, for fun, or perhaps to maintain their health. Eventers push their minds and abilities to the farthest possible limit with their equine partners while simultaneously taking calculated risks where a split second decision can be costly. At the highest level of Eventing, four-star Eventers are in a class of their own. These extreme athletes are who we look to when trying to understand and measure what is possible for an equine partnership…

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These Great Meadows cross-country photos will motivate you to up your game

  It has been one week since the Great Meadow International cross-country finale where individually the U.S. captured the top three places. Jennie Brannigan rode brilliantly to clinch the win followed by Lynn Symansky in second and Phillip Dutton finishing third. This was my first time attending this event and it is now one of my favourite events in North America. The weather was awesome, the scenery was breath taking and the riding was top-notch. You need to attend this event next year…seriously! Plan for a summer weekend getaway if you don’t ride and if you do ride, aim your sights…

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Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti jump into lead at Great Meadow CIC3*

  Connect with Great Meadow International – FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series (VA): [Results][Times] [Schedule][Website] [Entries] [USEF Network] [FEI TV] Jessica Phoenix and  Pavarotti jump into lead at Great Meadow CIC3* With a foot perfect show jumping round, Jessica Phoenix (CAN) piloted her long-time partner, Pavarotti a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Don Good to a double clear show jumping round. With this flawless ride, they managed to take over the top spot after the dressage leaders, Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready had a rail, dropping to second place. Jessica and Pavarotti are leading the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan on…

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Eventing wear with ATTITUDE.

  You love Eventing and this line of fun clothing is for you to make some noise about our sport. Other sports have tons of swag that allow their athletes to be walking billboards, giving plenty of airtime to the general public. With this collection of Eventing wear, you can share your enthusiasm for your passion and pitch it to the masses outside the sport. Here is the kick-off collection of mens’ and ladies’ T-Shirts and there is much more to come. All orders will be shipped FREE of Charge via Canada Post standard parcel delivery to just about anywhere…

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Which four-star rider are you most like? Take the QUIZ.

  We all dream about getting there…to the coveted four-star level. If you look at the odds, very few Eventers ever achieve this milestone. So for a little encouragement, take this quiz to see which four-star rider you are most like. Chances are if your attitude and riding habits match a four-star rider, you will eventually become one yourself.   You have ice in your veins and fire in your heart. You are determined and this will take you far to become a top rider. However, please wear a helmet. Riding is dangerous even in dressage. You are on the…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Cassandra Chambers

   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 Cassandra Chambers, a hard working rider from Ontario who is working towards upgrading to the Intermediate level. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Cassandra I am 22-years-old from Midland, Ontario. I started riding when I was eight and taking lessons here and there. When I was nine my parents bought me a horse for my birthday (I still have him) and I’ve been riding almost every day since….

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