Category Archives: Events

Tuesday’s Top 10 – Hilarious takeaways from the Wellington Eventing Showcase

Marilyn who?

WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour 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.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Lessons we learned at the Wellington Eventing Showcase 10. Other riders need to spy on Doug Payne’s course walks so they can copy his sneaky shortcuts. 9. Buck Davidson proved on cross-country with Petite Flower that you can break the sound barrier on horseback. 8. Ryan Wood is going…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Building a unified Canadian equestrian community – Registration now open for the 2017 EC Convention

Canadian Flag-IMG_9348

Registration is officially open for the 2017 Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention, taking place April 7-9, 2017 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC. EC is thrilled to partner with Horse Council British Columbia (HCBC) in order to provide the Canadian equestrian community with three days of exceptional educational opportunities, world-class speakers and exciting social and network events – revolving around the theme, “Building a Unified Canadian Equestrian Community.” “Horse Council BC is proud to partner with Equestrian Canada for the 2017 EC Convention in Vancouver,” said HCBC Executive Director, Lisa Laycock. “Our two organizations worked closely…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Ride with Elisa Wallace around the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Show Case – Helmet Cam

Elisa Wallace and Simply Price delivered one of the fastest times of the day.

  If you didn’t get invited to Wellington and you are still pouting that you did not get a chance to ride Mark Phillip’s challenging course, hop on with Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless and take a virtual ride. You can even do it with a drink in hand! Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless finished the competition in 18th place. Enjoy.   Wellington Eventing Showcase action: [Website] [Results]

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Boyd Martin rides up leaderboard for a three-peat at the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase

Boyd Martin & Welcome Shadow

  Boyd Martin (USA) is the king of the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase, claiming the title for the third consecutive year, this time aboard Welcome Shadow. He started off in 3rd place after dressage and a clear show jumping bumped him into 2nd place this morning. A clear cross-country round over the fences with only a mere 0.8 time penalties was enough to secure the big win. Buck Davidson (USA) and Petite Flower broke the sound barrier on cross-country today, delivering one of only two double clear rounds. Buck even had to circle between fence 16, a ditch and…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Unflappable Marilyn Little pilots RF Scandalous to clear show jumping round – $100,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase

Marilyn Little & RF Scandalous

  Connect with the Wellington Eventing Showcase action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] It was a busy day for the ring crew as poles were flying everywhere at many different jumps. The stadium course designed by 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games designer, Richard Jeffery (GBR) proved to be a game changer with many top combination not being able to pull off a double clear. For the few that could pilot the standards with the right pace and distance, they have been rewarded on the leader board greataly. Marilyn Little (USA) and RF Scandalous kept a firm grip on their lead, show…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous are untouchable at the $100,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous

  Connect with the Wellington Eventing Showcase action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Marilyn Little (USA) and RF Scandalous have proven themselves once again untouchable  by leading the dressage on a score of 24.9 at the $100,000 Land RoverWellington Eventing Showcase. This pair won the individual gold at the 2015 Pan American Games and claimed the prestigious 2016 Fair Hill CCI3* title last fall. Marilyn is also sitting inside the top ten on her other ride, RF Demeter as they head in to tomorrow’s jumping on a score of 29.4 in 9th place. Ryan Wood (AUS) and Powell are in hot pursuit of Marilyn…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Who did the voters choose as the top three ‘five-star’ jumpers from Rocking Horse?

RH1-FiveStarVote

  On Tuesday, we asked you to vote for the ‘five-star’ jumper from the Preliminary at Rocking Horse . Hundreds of people assessed who they thought jumped the final brush out of water with ‘five-star’ style. These are the riders who most impressed the masses with their ‘five-star’ ability! Congrats to these polished riders and their stunning mounts.      

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the $100,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase

IMG_1961

  Connect with the Wellington Eventing Showcase action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] This Friday and Saturday, 38 talented pairs will be tackling the $100,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase. This is the third year that this prestigious invitational event is running and the last two years, Boyd Martin (USA) has claimed the title. Captain Mark Phillips is the cross-country course designer so we can expect to see a course that will demand accurate riding. Last year, it was far from a dressage show. Rails rained down in the show jumping ring and the time was difficult to make on the short but…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

Equestrian Canada announces 2017 Eventing Committee

Canadian Flag-IMG_9348

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced the members of the 2017 Eventing Committee. Following the close of applications in December 2016, the following individuals have been appointed for 2017: Peter Gray (Chair) – Orangeville, ON Ruth Allum – Ashton, ON James Atkinson – Ramona, CA Peggy Hambly – Guelph, ON Julie Johansson – Oliver, BC Lori Leach – Harvey Station, NB Sue Ockendon – Knowlton, QC Rob Stevenson – Lakeside, NB Kellie Towers – Burlington, ON The committee members were appointed to the 2017 EC Eventing Committee based on their discipline-specific competencies and expertise, as well as their general strengths as…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

18 thoughts that have crossed our minds while packing for a horse show

dogsatshows-kimg1303-1

  Packing for a horse show brings on a mixed bag of emotions ranging from deathly stress to sheer excitement. Horse show packing is a lengthy affair, no matter how many times you have done it. You need tack, grooming accessories, hay, feed, your clothing, enough emergency medical supplies to stitch your horse’s leg back on (should your mount try to remove it during the trailer ride), etc. While you spend the better part of your afternoon packing for an upcoming event, here are some thoughts that are likely cross your mind: 1) I wish my horse would just pack…

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect