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First leg of the 2017 Event Rider Masters series – 40 elite eventers, 12 nations, £50,000

Astier Nicolas riding Piaf De B’Neville en route to victory in ERM leg 1 at the 2016 Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials

  Connect with the ERM Chatsworth International Horse Trials action: [Website] [Times] [Results]  First leg of the 2017 Event Rider Masters series –  40 elite eventers, 12 nations, £50,000 At the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials 13th and 14th May View for free at Eventridermasters.tv #ERMEventing This weekend the Event Rider Masters (ERM) kicks off its first leg of the 2017 series at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials. Competing in the ‘T20’ version of Eventing in the magnificent estate of Chatsworth House, for a total of £50,000 in prize money, are forty of the world’s…

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Smith and Dorr lead the CCI3* and CCI2* at the Jersey Fresh International

Tamra Smith and Wembley (c)StacyLynnePhoto.com

  Connect with the Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Schedule] [Dressage Times] [Results] Allentown, NJ, May 11, 2017 – The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by B.W. Furlong & Associates, kicked-off in grand style as it enters its 15th anniversary, with duelling dressage rings for the CCI3* and CCI2* divisions. Tamra Smith and Wembley danced in dressage, taking the lead on a score of 45.9 penalties. Cornelia Dorr with Louis M, her first of two rides of the day, took an early lead in the CCI2* with a score of 45.8. The Jersey Fresh International (JFI)…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Comments overheard at the scoreboard

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  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 – Comments overheard at the scoreboard 10. That dressage judge screwed me, my coach told me I put in the winning test. 9. It’s totally unfair that I have to compete against Olympians. 8. Those unlucky four rails cost me a ribbon. 7.  As…

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Top 10 triumphant moments at Badminton 2017

Photo via @almost.always.amalie on Instagram.

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Results] As eventers know too well, it is a rare occurrence to compete at an event and things go to plan. Badminton 2017 was a weekend filled with highs and lows for riders across the leaderboard. Let’s take a moment and celebrate the “Top 10 triumphant moments” at Badminton this year. We all were smiling for everyone on the list. We are Eventers, we can’t help but be happy for these riders. 10. Beanie Sturgis’ (GBR) Lebowski finishing in 23rd place at 17-years-young. Lebowski’s has been produced all the way up the levels…

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How the 2017 Barbury International Horse Trials is taking Eventing to the next level

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  Connect with the Barbury International H.T. action [Website] [Buy your tickets] The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, organised by the Event Rider Masters (ERM) across Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July 2017, has today confirmed its competition schedule for the Wiltshire equestrian spectacle, which includes the introduction of Arena Eventing, as well as new, live on event innovations. With over 1,000 horse and riders expected to compete across the four days, visitors to this year’s Barbury International Horse Trials will see some of the best Eventing competitors in the world as well as experience spectator enhancements, pioneered…

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Andrew Nicholson (NZL) finally lifts Badminton trophy, after a record 37 finishes

Six time Olympian Andrew Nicholson (NZL) finally wins the coveted Badminton trophy, with Nereo, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ T, after a record 37 completions. (FEI/Jon Stroud)

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:  [Complete Results] [Website] Fellow competitors erupted in spontaneous cheering as the brilliant New Zealand horseman Andrew Nicholson, 55, won the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ after a record 37 attempts over 33 years. “Of course I knew I would win Badminton one day – I just didn’t know when!” Andrew Nicholson (NZL) It was a jumping finale full of surprises as Nicholson, third after cross-country, pulled off a stunning clear round on the 17-year-old Nereo to leave the two German Olympians ahead of him – Michael Jung…

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Olympic silver pair Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob snatch lead after Badminton cross-country

Olympic silver medallists Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob OLD take over the lead on a very influential cross country day at Badminton, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™. (FEI/Jon Stroud)

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Results] [Live Stream] Influential cross country day sees Michael Jung (GER) and Sam move up to second ahead of Andrew Nicholson (NZL) and Nereo with just 0.8 between the top three German Olympic rider Ingrid Klimke rode an exhilarating cross-country round on Horseware Hale Bob at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™, and holds a slim 0.4 penalty lead over defending champions Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam who were outstanding to finish on their dressage score at the end of a thrilling day’s 4* competition….

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Australia’s Olympic medallist Christopher Burton takes dressage lead with Graf Liberty at Badminton

Australia's Christopher Burton and Graf Liberty produce a stunning test to take the lead after dressage at Badminton, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™, in a day of top 4* Eventing action that saw a complete change at the top of the leaderboard (FEI/Jon Stroud)

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Times/Results] [Live Stream] Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob close second ahead of Jonty Evans (IRL) and Cooley Rorkes Drift in third. Australia’s Christopher Burton produced a typically elegant display to lead the dressage phase at the 4* Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™, with the outstanding mark of 32.9 on the 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse Graf Liberty. The only riders to have bettered Burton’s score in Badminton’s 68-year history are fellow Aussie Andrew Hoy with Darien Powers in 2000 and Britain’s Pippa Funnell on Supreme…

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Thibaut Vallette (FRA) and Qing Du Briot lead dressage on Badminton debut

Thibaut Vallette (FRA) and Qing Du Briot ENE HN produce a brilliant 38.7 to lead after the first day of dressage at Badminton, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™. (FEI/Jon Stroud)

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Times/Results] [Live Stream] Germany’s Bettina Hoy and Designer 10 a close second ahead of defending champions Michael Jung and Sam. Thibaut Vallette, 43, a member of France’s victorious Olympic team in Rio last year and an instructor at the legendary Cadre Noir in Saumur, has made a brilliant debut at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™. He leads the scoreboard after the first day of dressage at the 4* event on the 13-year-old Qing du Briot ENE HN, his only ride at this level, on a…

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Call for applications: 2017 Equestrian Canada National Coaching Committee positions

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  Equestrian Canada (EC) is now accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on EC’s National Coaching Committee. The National Coaching Committee is responsible for providing program recommendations concerning new or amended National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) policies, procedures and programs, and to work collaboratively with EC staff to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the program. The Committee shall also advise EC management on the annual program priorities and strategies relating to the National Coaching program in Canada, and will serve as a key conduit between the EC national office, the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs), and other EC committees,…

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