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Check out the Badminton CCI4* entry list – 85 accepted and 36 on the waitlist

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  Finally, the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* have gone live. As usual, this four-star is oversubscribed to and although 85 entries have been accepted there are still 36 pairs on the waitlist. The 2016 Badminton winner, Michael Jung (GER) is back to defend his title with his champion mount, La Biosthetique Sam FBW. This formidable pair had a banner 2016 season, winning Badminton and winning their second individual gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Although, they are going to face some tough competition at Badminton. Rio Olympic individual silver medalist, Astier Nicolas (FRA) will be aboard his Rio partner,…

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Win $100 – Can you pick the winning Fantasy Eventing Team for Carolina International?

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  First off, congratulations to the winners from the Red Hills International Game (results here). who all chose teams that ended up in a three-way tie, splitting the $100 prize: Rachel Spencer, British Columbia Nicole Oshell, Ontario Dale White, Ontario Interestingly, all three of these entries included the below pairs on their teams and this lethal combination of low scores proved to be a winning trio: Dutton, Phillip – Fernhill Fugitive    50.8 Kozumplik Murphy, Sara – Ruben D’Ysieux    44.8 Martin, Boyd – On Cue    46.0 Total score team score: 141.6   NO ENTRY FEE – PLAY FOR FREE  CHOOSE THE…

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Take a virtual walk around the Red Hills CIC3* cross-country course

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  Connect with the Red Hills International action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] Today, some of the best duos in North America will be tackling the Red Hills CIC3* cross-country track. Top four-star course designer, Mike Etherington-Smith has created a technical track that will require smart riding. Red Hills is a twisty course and time is always tricky to make. Riders will have to be clever and bold today, if they want to finish with a double clear round. Enjoy a virtual tour around this big track thanks to Jose Diacono and crosscountryapp.com for this overview of the Red Hills International cross-country course. How do you think…

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FEI pledges support to International Gender Champions network

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  Yesterday, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) signed a pledge to become a member of the International Gender Champions Network in Geneva, an initiative committed to working towards gender parity in sport and organisations. FEI President Ingmar De Vos joined the heads of four other sporting bodies – the IOC, World Archery, the International Hockey Federation and the International University Sports Federation – to take the panel parity pledge and become an International Gender Champion, confirming a commitment to work towards gender parity in their organisations. International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Red Hills International H.T.

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  Connect with the Red Hills International action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] One of the arguably best events in North America is taking place this weekend, the Red Hills International Horse Trials. On Friday, dressage is taking place for all divisions. The cross-country for all divisions will happen on Saturday along with the CIC3* show jumping. In reverse order of standing, the other divisions will show jump on Sunday, making for an exciting final day of action. The highly respected four-star course designer, Mike Etherington-Smith (GBR) has put his genius into creating the CIC3* and Advanced cross-country tracks again this year….

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5 steps to the PERFECT competition warm-up – Bringing your “A” Game

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  How long do you typically warm your horse up for each phase? Why do you warm your horse up for a certain length of time? Does the length of your warm-up change depending on the temperature? As a rider, it is your job to know how much warm-up your horse needs for every phase to perform its best. When I was younger, the lengths of my warm-ups were random. I would get on my horse whenever I felt too anxious to wait around any longer or if I was running late, as quickly as I could tack up. Often,…

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Win $100 – Just pick the winning Fantasy Eventing Team for Red Hills

How many riders will be able to navigate clear and inside the time?

  NO ENTRY FEE – PLAY FOR FREE Join the fun and see how well you know the Eventing talent!!! Fantasy Equestrian Teams give fans and supporters an official platform to participate in the sport with the riders . The intention is to elevate interest in the sport. Players get a chance to win cash and prizes, bringing a new element to the sport. This gives everyone a chance to showcase their team picking skills and participate in every show. In the simplest terms, you choose a Fantasy Team of four pairs from the CIC1*, CIC2* and CIC3* and if…

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Nominations open for 2017 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

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  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced that nominations are officially open for the 2017 EC Board of Directors. EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada. With several major organizational improvements underway, Directors will also have the chance to contribute to the culture of positive change at EC and work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the…

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Win a custom halter if your horse has the coolest Irish-themed name

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  We are thrilled to partner with Perri’s Leather and bring you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names and have some fun. For the next 12 months, you will have an opportunity to enter your horse’s unique name in a contest that will be judged by our readers. If our readers choose your horse’s name, you will win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s winning name. Each month, the call for submissions will be based on a different theme.     Irish theme for March We are inviting you…

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When is the right time to start a young horse under saddle?

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  I used to be one of those people who thought the racing industry folks were insensitive and cruel. How could they start horses under saddle at just 18 months old?! How could they race them at two?!  Don’t they know horses don’t mature skeletally until at least four or five-years-old? Of course they know, they’re just greedy!  I thought. I had started a couple horses under saddle myself. The first was a young POA pony who turned out well despite my fumbling attempts as a 16-year-old, but then he was basically born broke. And lazy. But he loved to…

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