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Add this event to your calendar – Mars Essex H.T. returns with $25,000 in prize money

Essex Horse eventing jump

  Connect with the Mars Essex H.T. action: [Website] [Schedule] [Tickets] After a 19 year absence, the Mars Essex Horse Trials, one of the top equestrian competitions, returns with a weekend of outdoor family-oriented events in the beautiful Somerset County countryside at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, NJ, from June 24-25, 2017. The 2017 Mars Essex Horse Trials will offer competition at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels with riders vying for $25,000 in prize money. Moorland Farm, a picturesque 230-acre property, provides the breathtaking setting for the event’s return. It is the home of the annual Far Hills…

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Warm-up etiquette 101 – Do you need a refresher?

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  Warm-up: A usually crowded area where you and your fellow competitors are trying to wrangle your horses into the right frame of mind to perform in the show ring or on the cross-country course. I personally find warm-up the ‘scariest’ phase of the day and I know that I am not alone. I have hit the dirt in warm-up on numerous occasions. There is something about cantering into the show ring caked in mud from your helmet to boots that seem undignified but on the bright side, warm-up tumbles do not get you eliminated! Still, I would rather plan…

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Find your next superstar and enjoy an Irish vacation – May Select Sale of Eventers

May 2017 - Irish Holiday

  May Select Sale of Eventers: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] Oscar Wilde once said “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” And so it is that some of the most discerning people involved in the sport of Eventing will make their way to the Goresbridge May Select Sale of Eventers (May 29th), in search of future equine stars. Goresbridge Horse Sales is perhaps the most synonymous name associated with travelling to Ireland to purchase a horse. Martin and Mary Francis Donohoe run a number of performance sales every year, as well as bloodstock and youngstock…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Crazy Eventing fan behaviour that cannot be tolerated

Pom Poms and horses?

  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.”   10. Sitting on the benches out in the field… they are cross-country jumps. 9. Telling off a judge. They are not the same as referees. 8. Cheering wildly as rails fall down. 7. Intimidating your team’s competition by intentionally spooking a rival horse. (Well sometimes Canadians do that and then Brazil does it back.) 6. Waving pompoms in the…

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Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V make history at the Chatsworth International ERM CIC3*

History makers Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V en-route to winning Leg 1 of the 2017 Event Riders Masters. Photography credit: Benjamin Clark / Event Rider Masters

  Connect with the ERM Chatsworth International Horse Trials action: [Website] [Results]  Gemma Tattersall (GBR) becomes first female rider to win a ERM leg riding Quicklook V Second Bettina Hoy (GER) and Designer 10 Thomas Carlile (FRA) and Upsilon third Leg 1 of the Event Rider Masters (ERM) made an historic start to its 2017 series today, at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials. Britain’s Gemma Tattersall became the first female rider to win a leg of the £400,000 Eventing series, riding the lovely mare Quicklook V. Quicklook V who is owned by the Pebbles syndicate, was competing…

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Dutton and Dorr crowned CCI champions at the Jersey Fresh International

CCI2* Winner Cornelia Dorr and Louis M (c)StacyLynnePhoto.com

  Connect with the Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] It was all sunshine and blue skies on the final day of competition at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI), presented by B.W. Furlong & Associates. Sally Ike’s show jumping course tested the fitness and athleticism of both horse and rider after three days of high caliber competition. In the CCI3*, Phillip Dutton aboard Mr. Candyman won the weekend with a final score of 58.9. Cornelia Dorr and Louis M topped the CCI2* with a score of 49.8. In the CIC3*, Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous…

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Celebrating a win – Should more events have victory gallops?

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  You’ve probably seen them at the biggest events in the U.S., like Fair Hill and Kentucky. If you’re not a rider who’s placed in the top 20 at FHI or Rolex or a three-day of that caliber, and unless you’ve done well at the AECs, you haven’t had the wind whip at your smile and the ribbon flap on your horse’s bridle as you canter around the show jumping arena after an event. You haven’t heard the clapping from those watching, congratulating you and your competitors on your weekend. Instead, these days the collective clapping emerges in the form…

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Thomas Carlile and Upsilon lead the way at the Chatsworth International ERM CIC3*

Thomas Carlile and Upsilon. Photography credit: Benjamin Clark / Event Rider Masters

  Connect with the ERM Chatsworth International Horse Trials action: [Website] [Times] [Results]  Thomas Carlile (FRA) riding Upsilon top the ERM dressage leaderboard (33.2) Britain’s Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V sit in second just 0.5 points behind (33.7) Bettina Hoy (GER) and Designer 10 lie in third (38.4) Six British riders feature in the top 10 after day 1 dressage After a fascinating day of dressage on day 1 of the Event Rider Masters (ERM) at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, France lead the way in the first leg of the 2017 Eventing series. Thomas Carlile and…

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Dutton and Dorr dominate cross-country at the Jersey Fresh International

CCI3* Phillip Dutton and Mr. Candyman (c)StacyLynnePhoto.com

  Connect with the Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Schedule] [Cross-country Times] [Results] Rain, wind and chilly temperatures stormed the grounds at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI), presented by B.W. Furlong & Associates, as riders prepared to tackle Capt. Mark Phillips’ new cross-country course. Phillip Dutton advanced to the top of the CCI3* rankings with Mr. Candyman with a score of 58.9. Cornelia Dorr held the lead with Louis M with a score of 45.8 in the CCI2*. In the CIC3* Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous continue their lead on a score of 53.7. Overnight…

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Little and Kieffer top the leaderboard after dressage at the Jersey Fresh International

CIC2* Leader Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras (c)StacyLynnePhoto.com

  Connect with the Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Schedule] [Cross-country Times] [Results] Sunshine and cool temperatures graced the Horse Park of New Jersey as riders in the CIC3* and CIC2* took center stage at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by B.W. Furlong & Associates. Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous made their presence known in the CIC3* with a dressage score of 37.7. In the CIC2*, Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras claimed the lead in dressage to end the day with a score of 46.9. Little and RF Scandalous, fresh off their CIC3* win at…

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