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VOTE NOW for the horse’s name that best celebrates Spring. Who deserves the Perri’s Halter?

Lots of unique names to vote on. Which is your favourite?

  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 theme each month. Tune in for the next theme announcement on May 9th. Vote for April entries now: For April, we invited riders to share their horses’ names if they had an association with Spring. We received an amazing variety of 63 names. Now it’s…

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Your quick guide to the 2017 Badminton CCI4* competition field

Photo via Badminton Horse Trials on Facebook.

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Draw order] Today, the 2017 Badminton CCI4* kicked off with the first horse inspection. There are 85 pairs competing at this prestigious CCI4* this week. There are 75 different riders in the field from 13 different nations. Dressage starts tomorrow and wraps up on Friday, followed by what is guaranteed to be some intense, cross-country on Saturday and the event finishes on Sunday with show jumping. While you impatiently wait for the action begin tomorrow, check out these fascinating facts and stats about this year’s competition field:   Battle of the sexes:…

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Bromont Olympic Equestrian Centre – All 2017 events are still a go

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  There was concern about reports that Bromont Olympic Equestrian Centre could be put up for sale under judicial supervision in April if its owner, the Shefford County Agricultural Society (SACS), did not repay its debts of close to $1.2 million to the Caisse Desjardins de Granby-Haute-Yamaska, the park’s main creditor. [Full article here] But fortunately, on the eve of the 42nd season of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, the town’s municipal council has renewed its support for the events of the 2017 calendar. A very busy season Bromont is the only competition site hosting international events in Quebec, in…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Lessons learned at Rolex

Maybe they should give Michael champagne before each phase to try and even the playing field.

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 learned at Rolex 10. The more European riders that fly over, the further down the leaderboard the top placing American ends up. 9. Holly Payne Caravella proved that a cross-country tack malfunction can be beneficial. Broken bit = less time penalties! 8. Ryan Wood is a part-time stunt rider. 7. Zara Tindall…

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Top 10 triumphant moments at Rolex 2017

Maxime Livio (FRA) and Qalao Des Mers on their way to a 2nd place finish.

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Results] As eventers know too well, it is a rare occurrence to compete at an event and things go to plan. Rolex 2016 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 Rolex 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. Buck Davidson’s (USA) veteran four-star horse, Ballynoe Castle RM (aka Reggie) performing the dressage test ride with his…

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Michael Jung (GER) makes history with a three-Peat at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover

Michael Jung and Fishcerrocana FST enjoying another Rolex victory...

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [LIVE STREAM] In the 39-year history of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, only three riders have ever managed to win two years in a row. But Michael Jung made history by winning the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for a third consecutive time aboard FischerRocana FST. The duo lowered one rail in show jumping to finish on 42.7 penalties, just ahead of Maxime Livio (FRA) and Qalao Des Mers in second (44.6) and Zara Tindall  (GBR) and High Kingdom in third (46.6). By placing…

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Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Rolex CCI4* final horse inspection

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Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [LIVE STREAM] It was a beautiful hazy Kentucky morning and the pairs still standing after yesterday’s surprisingly tough course were ready for summer with white pants being the jog trend of the day. Of course, the beautifully turned out horses stole the show as they were the real stars proving their stamina as the select few that were able to finish the 11 minute test of guts and glory yesterday. After today’s horse inspection, 39 horses will move on to show jumping at 1:00 pm today. Two pairs did not…

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Olympic champion Michael Jung (GER) takes over Kentucky CCI4* lead

Michael Jung of Germany and FischerRocana FST lead after cross-country at Rolex Kentucky. (Michelle Dunn Photo)

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [LIVE STREAM] In a result that surprises no one, Germany’s Michael Jung is once again sitting atop the leaderboard at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. He added just 1.6 time penalties to his dressage score to lead with FischerRocana FST with a score of 38.7. He has a rail in hand over France’s Maxime Livio and Qalao Des Mers in second (44.6) and England’s Zara Tindall and High Kingdom in third (46.6). Standing in fourth is U.S. rider Matthew Brown and Super Socks BCF…

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Clark Montgomery seizes the lead at Rolex Kentucky CCI4*

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen seized a commanding lead at the end of dressage at Rolex Kentucky. (Michelle Dunn Photo)

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [LIVE STREAM] Among the more than a dozen top-scoring performances in the dressage ring before a crowd of 13,402 at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, none was quite so excellent as Clark Montgomery’s aboard Loughan Glen, who stands firmly ahead of the pack with an epic score of 33.6. At the end of the dressage phase, defending champion Michael Jung of Germany and FischerRocana FST stand second (37.1) while three-time winner Kim Severson is holding down third with a new horse, Cooley Cross Border…

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Equestrian Canada announces new President

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  Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to welcome Peggy Hambly of Guelph, ON as EC President, effective April 27, 2017. Hambly has become the first female President in the history of EC following the resignation of previous President, Jorge Bernhard of Clarksburg, ON. Bernhard submitted his resignation as EC President on April 23, 2017, but will continue to support EC as a Director on the Board. “The role of EC President demands and deserves a significant time commitment, and due to personal commitments and new business obligations, I am no longer able to devote the time and effort required to…

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