Category Archives: Events

Which three-star is going to have double the prize-money this year?

  SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is delighted to announce that prize-money levels in the both the CCI3* and CIC3* classes will be doubled this year – and that winning riders will have the use of a SsangYong Tivoli for a year. The first prize in the CCI3* will be £16,000, making it much the most valuable CCI3* prize in Europe, and the total prize-fund will be more than £50,000. The first prize in the CIC3* will be £5,000 with a total prize-fund of more than £15,000. The prestigious Oxfordshire-based horse trials, held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace,…

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Why Eventing NEEDS schooling events

  Eventing is a tough sport to start competing in compared to other riding disciplines. There are three very different, but equally important phases that you and your horse have to be able to master. With each of these three phases, comes a completely different set of rules. Some new eventers are fortunate to be partnered with a mount that has been there and done that. However, the majority of riders face their Eventing initiations on horses that are also new to the sport. Many sanctioned events in North America offer low-level divisions but competing at these events comes with…

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How the FEI is working with international grooms to better equestrian sports

  A delegation of four international grooms representing the three Olympic disciplines were welcomed to FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) by FEI President Ingmar De Vos this week to participate in the inaugural Grooms Working Group meeting. The first meeting of its kind, the working group was created following a recent survey among National Federations to determine the best way to improve communications and interaction with grooms and what the FEI can do to help them. As part of a day of very positive discussion, it was agreed by the working group that there was a need to establish a…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Rebecca Farm this weekend – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Connect with the Rebecca Farm action this weekend: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times/Results]   This weekend, numerous talented pairs will be competing at The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. Four regular FEI divisions are running – a CCI3*, CIC3*, CCI2* and CCI1*. This event is also hosting the North American Junior Young Rider Championships, so there will be a Junior Championship CCI1* division along with a Nations Cup Young Rider CIC2* division. Plus there are also horse trial divisions running from Novice all…

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Check out the ballot nominations for the 2017 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

  The Equestrian Canada (EC) Nominating Committee has announced the slate of 11 candidates selected for presentation to EC’s voting members for consideration as Directors on the 2017 EC Board. A total of 33 qualified candidates provided a nomination package by the close of the nomination period on June 1, 2017. All candidate applications were reviewed by the EC Nominating Committee members, who are as follows: Dominique Chagnon (Chair) – Calixa-Lavallée, QC Mark Samuel – Mississauga, ON Karen Sparks – Kanata, ON Diane Goyette – St. Lazare, QC Susan Thompson – Delta, BC Richard Mackenzie – Nestleton, ON Haidee Landry…

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Jung proves he is the master of modern Eventing at leg four of the Event Rider Masters series

  Connect with the Haras de Jardy Event Rider Masters action: [Website] [Results] [Watch the action] Jung is masterful at Leg 4 Today, Germany’s Michael Jung further established himself as the master of modern Eventing, by winning Leg 4 of the Event Rider Masters, at Haras de Jardy, just outside Paris. The current European and Olympic champion, and FEI world number 1, added another prestigious title to his CV by securing the top spot on the ERM podium, whilst also debuting in the series. Riding the exciting nine-year old Star Connection, Jung produced a precision timed piece of cross country…

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Bettina Hoy and Seigneur Medicott in pole position after dressage at leg four of the Event Rider Masters series

  Connect with the Haras de Jardy Event Rider Masters action: [Website] [Times] [Results] [Watch Live] Former European Eventing Champion, Bettina Hoy, representing Germany, leads after dressage at Leg 4 of the Event Rider Masters at Haras de Jardy in France. A fascinating first day of Eventing dressage unfolded in the grounds of the historic stud located near to Paris, with all of the top ten horse and rider combinations producing a ‘sub 40’ dressage mark. Ahead of tomorrow’s show jumping phase, there are less than eight marks separating the top ten competitors. The competition will conclude with the thrilling…

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The world’s top eventers are facing off in France for €60,000 – Event Rider Masters Leg 4 preview

  Connect with the Haras de Jardy Event Rider Masters action: [Website] [Times] [Results] [Watch Live] This weekend, Leg 4 of the 2017 Event Rider Masters (ERM) lands in mainland Europe at the magnificent and historic grounds of Haras De Jardy in France. It features an impressive international field of 40 horses and riders, representing 14 nations. The field includes a formidable line-up of former and current Olympians, World and European medallists, all of whom are poised to stake their claim on the coveted ERM podium and the 60,000 euro prize pot. World number 1 Michael Jung makes ERM debut…

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Canadian Eventing Teams named for 2017 FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced the up-and-coming Eventing stars set to represent Canada at the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), presented by Gotham North, set to take place July 20-23, 2017 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT. Two complete teams have been named to represent Canada. The following athletes will compete on the CICOY 2* Young Rider Nations’ Cup Team: Anne-Sophie Levesque from Cochrane, AB riding Eskapade, owned by Anne-Sophie Levesque. Annick Niemuller from Goodwood, ON riding FE Akari, owned by Cheryl Niemuller and FE Black Jack, owned by Karl Niemuller. April Simmonds from Uxbridge, ON riding Impressively Done, owned by Faydon Enterprises Ltd. & April…

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U.S. Eventing Team dominates on home soil at the Great Meadow International FEI Nations Cup™

  Connect with Great Meadow International – FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series (VA): [Results][Website]   The U.S. Eventing Team won their second consecutive FEI Nations Cup™ CICO3* at the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan on Sunday. The team from Canada took second place and Great Britain was third. Individually, U.S. captured the top three places. Jennie Brannigan of Reddick, Fla., captured her second individual title, having won previously in 2015. Second place went to Lynn Symansky of Middleburg, Va., and six-time Olympic veteran Phillip Dutton of West Grove, Pa., finished third. A large crowd turned out for the cross country phase…

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