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Richland Park CIC3* Course Walk


Scroll around Ian Stark’s CIC three star course. This course has three options that are certainly going to add some time. 3575 Meters @ 570 MPM Optimum time: 6:17 Time allowed: 12:34 Are you sitting comfortably, then we’ll begin. 1 – Feeder   2 – Palisade Oxer   2 – Palisade Oxer, close-up   3 – Log   3 – Log, close-up   4 A, B – Palisade to the Turtle in the distance   4 B – Turtle (What does a turtle say?)   5 – Oxer   6 A, B – Hanging log to brush in distance  …

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Richland Park CIC2* Course Walk

The weekend is here.

Take a tour of Ian Stark’s two star course without even breaking a sweat. The jumps are not creatively named but they are beautifully crafted. There is one option on the course at the 15 A, B Corner. It will certainly add a good chunk of time. The rider needs to decide if they will fair better doing an open corner or double skinnies. 3500 Meter @ 550 MPM Optimum Time: 6:22 Time Allowed: 12:44 Start your engines… 1- Turkey Feeder (why is there a chicken beside it?)   2 – Paliside Oxer   2 – Paliside Oxer, close up…

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Alhambra summer event wrap-up


Thank you to Jessica Kerschbaumer for keeping us in the Alberta Eventing loop. Grow Eventing! The Alberta eventing community was out in full force this weekend near Red Deer at the Alhambra Victory Tack Summer Event that wrapped up Sunday. The 3 day competition hosted 170 horse and rider combinations, a slight decline in number from the record breaking 190 entries the event attracted last year.  All divisions were well represented, from Starter to Preliminary. Mother Nature cooperated for most of the weekend, with just some fog first thing for preliminary cross country, and some showers during the afternoon during…

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Andreas Dibowski – Dominates with a one, two, three punch


Andreas Dibowski on Chardonnay de L’Ocean Out in full force and as a final prep before Burghley, Andreas Dibowski owned the leaderboard at the CIC2* at Hambach, Germany, this weekend. Winning on Chardonnay de L’Ocean, a seven year old gelding, he added only 1.6 cross-country time penalties to his dressage score and finished on a 50.0 in a field of 52 riders. In a rare occurrence, he finished on another 50.0 earning second place on his four star mount, FRH Butts Avedon, an 11 year old gelding. Accumulating less than one penalty point more in time on cross- country than…

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Ireland wins team gold – 2014 Euro Junior Champs

Jr Euros 214 gold

Anna Wilks on Touch of Pleasure, European Juniors Championships 2014 individual gold medal winner Seven riders were all within a rail of the gold medal and anxiety was running high with riders and spectators at the European Juniors Championships 2014, earlier today. Clear rounds were attainable but fence eight, the blue oxer, and the fence nine, the two stride combination, ruined clear rounds for many riders. However, the course was no issue for the overnight leader, Great Britain’s Anna Wilks, 17. With a flawless round, she easily won the individual gold medal on her home turf finishing on her dressage…

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2014 Burghley undressed course preview

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Photo is screen shot from video below from Eleven minutes and twenty four seconds is the optimum time required to conquer Burghley. Galloping over 6500 m with 32 jumping fences and 45 jumping efforts will be the task at hand for some of the world’s best eventing combinations. Burghley begins less than a week after the WEG Eventing competition. Many of the riders will be leaving France and heading directly to the most daunting four star competition on the planet. Of course, these riders are the select few that have multiple four star mounts. Take a walk around the…

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Michael Jung trounces at Altensteig CIC*


Winning on his dressage score of 33.90, Michael could have taken down 4 rails and still won the division. In second place was Anja Beifuss riding De Negro 2 with 50.1 and close behind in third place was Jürgen Allgöwer on Wellerin de Waidhof with 51.2. Over 60 competitors contested the CIC1*. Joachim Jung, Michael’s father was the commentator at the event under perfect sunny skies. Thank you to Kerstin Hoffmann, our eyes and ears in Germany, for the update and great pictures. Altensteig website CIC1* results Pre-novice/BE 100 results  

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Wits End wrap up

Good luck to everyone competing at Wits End this weekend!

Breathtaking views, acres of rolling hills, and challenging courses were the backdrop for Wits End Horse Trials in Mulmur, Ontario this past weekend. The province’s eventing community was out in full force with over 150 horses competing. It was a treat for spectators and riders to have Jessica Phoenix competing before she flies to Europe on Tuesday for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy. For the riders The show ran over two days with divisions for every level of riding from pre-entry to intermediate. The grass showjumping ring with a bit of terrain demanded balance and accuracy from the…

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Hartpury: Burton wins, the Prices take 2nd and 3rd

Hartpury collage

Christopher Burton on his WEG mount took the win with a 44.2, finishing on his dressage score at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials CIC3*. Tim Price on Wesko his WEG mount finished second and his, wife Jonelle Price on Classic Moet took third with a 48.7. Both Tim and Jonelle will be competing at WEG. Burton and Jonelle Price were the only two to make the time on Eric Winter’s updated course. Firm ground was a concern for William Fox Pitt riding Parklane Hawk and he mentioned on his website that he might not run Parker despite…

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Rebecca Farm adds 2015 CCI***


The Event at Rebecca Farm near Kalispell, Montana, is one of the largest and most prestigious events on the West coast. After reading and hearing rave reviews about it from fellow riders, I finally made the trip down a few weeks ago to see for myself what all the fuss was about. History lesson I was curious about the history of Rebecca Farm, so I did some research. Herron Park had hosted the local event near Kalispell for 25 years. Limited by space and facilities, they couldn’t keep up with the fast growth and number of competitors, so the Broussard family stepped…

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