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Price equals Jung and Fox-Pitt is nipping at their heels

Tim Price and Wesko equaled legend Michael Jung and Sam today after day two of dressage at Rolex

Day two of dressage at Rolex Kentucky brought out the best tests and the top riders in full force. If the draw is random I don’t know but it seems like the best was saved for the last. With a crowd of over 13,000 cheering fans the following pairs strutted their stuff to take the top three spots before heading into cross-country: Tim Price and Wesko -  1st with 36.3 Michael Jung and La Biothetique – Sam FBW – 1st with 36.3 William Fox-Pitt and Bay My Hero – 3rd with 38.5 As we all know that Eventing Connect is…

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Carol and Francis – Fernhill brand dominates Rolex field – Eventing Super Couple series

Francis Derwin and Carol Gee the couple behind the famous Fernhill brand

Fernhill is a name synonymous with the sport of Eventing, just like Charles Owen, Point Two, CWD and other top brands. The name seems to be ubiquitous when it comes to the upper level of the sport. However, it’s the rapid rise and powerful impact Fernhill Sport Horses have had on Eventing that has more than captured the world’s imagination. This weekend at Rolex Kentucky there are four Fernhill horses competing at the four-star level: Fernhill Cubalawn with Phillip Dutton Fernhill by Night with Liz Halliday-Sharp Fernhill Flutter with Kevin Keane Fernhill Fugitive with Phillip Dutton at the first horse…

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Canadian team gunning to win Pan Am Games

Clayton Fredericks, Canadian Eventing Team coach

“It’s important for Canada to win team Gold,” said Clayton Fredericks, Canada’s team coach. “We’ll be absolutely pulling out all stops to win the Gold medal, despite the fact that we have an Olympic team spot. If it doesn’t happen for us, I wouldn’t want to be accused of not putting all of our assets together. The primary objective is that we put our most competitive team forward. Everything is within our grasp.” Despite the announcement today from the FEI that Canada has qualified a team to send to the Olympics because of the French team disqualification at the 2014…

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Canada gets Olympic qualification – Maxime Livio and French team disqualified

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The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio (FRA) and Qalao des Mers from the Eventing competition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014, following a positive for a Controlled Medication substance. Livio, fifth in the individual rankings, was also a member of the French team, which finished fourth in Normandy to secure qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The FEI Tribunal has also disqualified the French team, resulting in the loss of its Olympic qualifying slot. Samples taken on 29 August 2014 from the horse Qalao des Mers (FEI ID 103MQ19) returned positive for Hydroxyethylpromazine sulfoxide, a metabolite of…

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Stylish six – The best dressed at the first jog-up at the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event

These boots are made for jogging...

A nice sunny day at the first jog-up brought out some stunning outfits and impressive footwear. We are awarding these six riders in no particular order, the best dressed honours. Good luck for the rest of the show! Here are your stylish six: Bobby Meyerhoff and Dunlavin’s Token. The daring red jacket sets this outfit apart from others.   Holly Payne and Never Outfoxed. Holly owes her horse an apology because she was the foxier one.   Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Fly Me Courageous. Even her toe nails were painted the right pink to match her dress!   Jordan Linstedt…

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$100,000 goes to… Rolex 2015 predictions

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After analyzing the entire field of competitors at this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, I have picked the horse and rider pairs who I think will comprise the top five at the end of this weekend. To make my selections I took into consideration everyone’s best CCI4* completion score, their preparation events this year, and career consistency in all three phases. The field is extremely competitive this year, making it tough to pick, but by using my ‘expert’ intuition and more importantly, cold hard statistics, I feel it is plausible that this is what the leaderboard will show after Sunday unfolds. 5th –…

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Kyle Carter and FR’s Trust Fund put in personal best only one year after horse was almost put down

Kyle Carter and FR's Trust Fund at Rocking Horse Horse Trials in March 2015

The Ocala Horse Properties International Festival of Eventing is now under way with the CCI1* and the CCI2* kicking off with day one of dressage. This show caps off the winter Florida season but also is 2015′s first FEI CCI competitions in the Eastern USA. This year, there are record entries in both the one-star and the two-star fields. Pan Am Games and NAJYRC qualifiers As this is a Pan Am Games year, the two-star field is certainly brimming with riders vying for one of the four coveted spots to represent their nations. In addition, for the first time in…

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Yes you read that correctly, “hiring”, we will pay. Unlike other websites who promise you glory and fame as the reward for your hard work, we believe in compensation for a job well done. If you love Eventing and you can write, we want you. We are looking for a diverse group of individuals to engage, educate and entertain eventers and fans world-wide. Eventing Connect is developing a loyal fan following and our readers want more great content on a daily basis. We do not care if you have been published before. We only care that you can write interesting…

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Gallery: Red Hills CIC2* cross-country action

Waylon Robert (CAN) on Bill Owen placed 4th in the 2015 Red Hills CIC2*

The hunt for the Pan Am Games is on and riders from the America’s and included Island nations are vying for a spot. The CIC2* was filled to the brim with Pan Am hopefuls and its likely safe to say that the top five are on the radar screen of the selectors for their respective nations. Again, congratulations to the CIC2* top five: 1st – Marilyn Little on RF Scandalous 2nd – Tik Maynard on Dutch Times 3rd – Ryan Wood on Alcatraz 4th – Waylon Roberts on Bill Owen 5th – Buck Davidson on Be Mine Enjoy…more galleries will…

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Kyle Carter shares touching tribute to ‘Courage’

Kyle gives Courage a pat for a job well done at a training session at Five Ring Stables, Carter Eventing's training base in Citra Florida.

Horses have always been part of my life, so I am more familiar than most the joy and heart break they can provide. Last weekend I received a large helping of heart break. As most will now know I had a tragic accident on cross country while riding in the CIC 3* division at Red Hills. A fall resulted in our horse, Conahy’s Courage having to be put down. Courage had been with us for almost four years I did his first event with the plan that I was producing him for his owner, Imogen, to ride. Not long into…

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