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Equine and human athlete welfare key focus on day two of FEI Sports Forum 2017

Panellists at today's FEI Sports Forum session on Eventing risk management. L-R Sam Watson and Diarmuid Byrne, EquiRatings; David O'Connor, Chair FEI Risk Management Working Group and Giuseppe Della Chiesa, Chair FEI Eventing Committee. (FEI/Richard Juilliart)

  The welfare of equines and human athletes was top of the agenda on day two of the FEI Sports Forum 2017. Scientific data on Eventing risk management, Endurance risk factors and bone fatigue was presented to more than 330 delegates gathered at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne (SUI) today. The FEI has invested in substantial scientific research to evaluate risk factors and risk management and the sixth edition of the Sports Forum provided the platform for evidence-based data to be presented to the equestrian community. Sydney 2000 Olympic champion David O’Connor (USA), Chair of the FEI…

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Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous reign supreme again – The Fork CIC3*

Marilyn Little & RF Scandalous on their way to winning The Fork CIC3*. Photo Credit ©ShannonBrinkmanPhotography.

  Mill Spring, NC – April 9, 2017 – Marilyn Little (USA) and RF Scandalous crossed the finish line of the FEI CIC 3* at The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) presented by Lucky Clays Farm with a fierce determination as they attempted to maintain their competition-long lead. The duo paced through the inaugural use of the track to conclude their weekend with a score of 47.70, after adding six time faults in their final phase. Doug Payne (USA) and Vandiver moved up from fourth to second after finishing as the only pair to go double clear cross-country…

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A luxury, airside hotel for horses – The ARK at JFK Airport

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  Sable Giesler, writer at Eventing Connect, feeds her ‘Munchkins’ bales from Eastern Hay. She highly recommends the quality and service Eastern Hay provides. Eventing Connect makes it a policy to only invite sponsors on our website who provide products and services that our writers and staff proudly use. This post is sponsored by Eastern Hay, the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA. “Like a luxury, airside hotel for creatures great and small” greets you as you open the website for The ARK. And that’s exactly what it is. The only full-service privately owned animal reception and quarantine facility in the U.S.,…

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Tune in to watch the FEI Sports Forum 2017 live and on-demand for free


  The FEI Sports Forum 2017, which will be held at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (SUI) on 10 and 11 April, will be live-streamed in full on the FEI YouTube Channel. The live feed will also offer the opportunity for viewers to ask questions to moderators in real time and, time permitting, these will be put to the panel. The entire Sports Forum will also be available to watch again on FEI YouTube, following the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. Day 1 of the FEI Sports Forum 2017 is dedicated to the sport…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at The Fork International H.T.


  Connect with The Fork H.T. action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] This weekend, many of North America’s top riders will be competing at The Fork H.T. at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Dressage kicks off tomorrow morning, show jumping for the CIC1* and CIC2* takes place on Friday with their cross-country happening on Saturday. The CIC3* and Advanced divisions will show jump on Saturday and run cross-country on Sunday. This will be the first time that The Fork H.T. has been hosted at Tryon, for the past 15 years this event was always held at “The…

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Equestrian fans taken to next level as SAP becomes new FEI sponsor

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  The FEI and SAP SE, the world’s largest enterprise application software company, have joined forces to push forward the FEI’s global fan engagement strategy for equestrian sport. SAP, which has now become the Official Analytics Sponsor of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage series, will be using its long experience of reinventing fan experiences to work with the FEI on engagement opportunities that will bring equestrian and dressage audiences closer to the action and their passion. An immediate key benefit of this new partnership is the dressage fan’s ultimate free app – Spectator Judging – which was first used at…

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Bid on Elisa Wallace’s ‘Simply Priceless’ artwork – Badminton fund raising

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  Four-star eventer, Elisa Wallace (USA) is among the accepted entries at this year’s Badminton CCI4*. Elisa is set to ride her longtime partner, Simply Priceless (aka Johnny) a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding at what will be their fourth four-star together. Elisa and Johnny have had a consistent career together, storming around many tough cross-country tracks. Last fall, Elisa and Johnny were the highest placed American duo at the prestigious Burghley CCI4*, finishing in 14th. Most recently, they placed 30th at the Carolina International CIC3*. It would be incredibly exciting to cheer this pair on at Badminton in May, and surely…

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FEI partners with equestrian data science company EquiRatings on data and risk analysis initiatives

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  The FEI has signed a four-year agreement with Irish equestrian data science company EquiRatings, which will see the two organisations working together on risk management initiatives for both Eventing and Endurance. The partnership will see EquiRatings work with the FEI’s extensive database which, alongside competition and veterinary data, has been collating statistics on fences, falls and injuries in Eventing and other information related to risk management in international competition for the last 10 years, working closely with National Federations and stakeholders. As an important step in the FEI’s ongoing risk management work in Eventing, the company will initially focus…

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Which horse’s Irish name is so cool that it deserves a PERRI’S halter? You decide… VOTE NOW

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  Perri’s Leather is bringing you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names, have some fun and give you a chance to win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s unique name. For the next year, we will be calling for submissions based on a different themes each month. Tune in for the next theme announcement on April 9th. Vote for March entries now: For March, we invited riders to share their horses’ names if they had an association with Ireland in honour of St. Patrick’s day. We received an amazing variety of 70…

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Why you should be excited for the Tryon 2018 World Equestrian Games

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  Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) unveiled the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (FEI WEG) event logo and promotional video at the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha, N.E., on Friday, March 31. Held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, the 2018 FEI WEG will be held September 11-23 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, NC. The press conference was hosted by key members of the FEI WEG organizing committee, Mark Bellissimo, CEO, and Michael Stone, President and Sports Director; alongside FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez, and U.S. Equestrian President Murray…

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