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Dreamcrest International – VIDEO Break

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Dreamcrest Horse Trials will be running an event from Entry to Intermediate level this Sunday, in Port Perry, Ontario. Dreamcrest is one of only nine venues in Canada, that hosts an event up to Intermediate and is owned by Olympicans Kelly Plitz and Ian Roberts. Their son, Waylon Roberts, is a double Pan Am medalist. In addition to their riding accolades, this family knows how to put on a great show and year after year it one of Ontario’s best venues. Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges won the CIC1* and Jessica Phoenix and A Little Romance won the CIC2*. This…

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Badminton 1956 – VIDEO Break

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In 1956, Badminton Horse Trials was televised for the first time. This was the 7th time the event took place. The winners were Lt. Col. Frank Weldon (GBR) on Kilbarry. The Queen Mother was 56-years-old and in attendance at this prestigious event. Travel back in time 59 years, and see what Badminton and Eventing was like then…   Badminton 1956  

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Strzegom FEI World Cup Eventing Final 2009 cross-country action – VIDEO Break

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Strzegom, Poland hosted the 2009 FEI World Cup Eventing CIC3* final and this weekend they will be hosting the 2o15 European Young Rider CCI2* Championships. In 2009, Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique – Sam FBW were the World Cup champions followed by Frank Ostholt (GER) and Air Jordan 2 in 2nd place and Clayton Fredericks (AUS) and Ben Along time rounded out the top three. Is there any thing that Michael and Sam have not won? There were no Canadians at this World Cup but there were two American riders competing, Buck Davidson and My Boy Bobby finished in 13th…

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2015 Burghley cross-country flyover – VIDEO Break

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A total of 92 pairs will be taking on the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* next week. The cross-country course at Burghley is known for being one of the biggest courses on the planet and a true test of a horse’s stamina. Decide what you think of this year’s course and walk this CCI4* cross-country course in fast forward with this drone flyover video footage. Are you brave enough to take on a course this massive?   Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2015 course walk – Fast route  

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Richland highlights – VIDEO Break

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Richland H.T. action from the weekend: [Website][Results] Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM added another win to their record this weekend in the CIC3* at Richland Park Horse Trials in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Meanwhile, Kim Severson debuted Cooley Cross Border at his first Advanced level competition and won the division.  Kim’s horse was not the only one making his Advanced debut, seven Canadian pairs also had successful upgrades.[Full results] Thanks to thehorsepesterer, if you were not at Richland this weekend, you can still enjoy the action with his fantastic videos. Check out some of the best from the weekend…   CIC3* winners, Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM, in dressage….

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Richland CIC3* course walk with Canadian Olympian, Selena O’Hanlon – VIDEO Break

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To keep up with the Richland H.T. action all weekend: [Website] [Times] [Results]   Selena O’Hanlon is in 7th place at the Richland CIC3* on Foxwood High, a 12-year-old, Canadian Sport Horse, gelding, owned by John and Judy Rumble. They are the highest placed Canadian duo in the CIC3* at the moment, with cross-country to come this afternoon. Walk the entire CIC3* course with Selena and understand how she plans to tackle these tough obstacles. Come along on Selena O’Hanlon’s course walk as she prepares to tackle the cross country course at Richland Park CIC3* Posted by O’Hanlon Eventing on Friday, August 21,…

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Eventing legends return to competition for charity – VIDEO Break

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At 67-years-young, Jane Holderness-Roddam (GBR) competed Tiger’s Eye II (aka Bill) in the BE100 Open at West Wiltshire Equestrian Centre on Tuesday, to raise money for for equine welfare charities the Brooke and World Horse Welfare. Jane became the first British female to win an Olympic gold medal in Eventing, when she won team gold at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. She also won Badminton in 1968 and Burghley in 1972. Her mount for this charitable event, 20-year-old, British Sport Horse, Tiger’s II, was ridden by Alexander Peternell (RSA) to the four-star level. So far, she has raised £10,512.70 but it is not too…

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Richland CIC3* test ride by Ian Stark – VIDEO Break

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Ian Stark (GBR), the course designer at Richland Horse Trials, also rode the CIC3* dressage test ride. Before course designing, Ian competed at five Olympic Games, winning three team silver medals and one individual silver medal. He also has won nine European Championship medals, and three World Championship medals. He retired from competing in 2007 after completing the Rolex CCI4* on Full Circle II, where he placed 11th. However, it was a semi- retirement and he did compete up to the three-star level on, Looks Similar, until 2012. His last FEI competition was in 2013, where he completed at the…

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Le Pin Au Haras pony action – VIDEO Break

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This weekend, in France at Le Pin au Haras, there will be a five FEI divisions running, including a CCI3*, and a CCI2* for ponies. It is hard to get enough of watching little and very talented jockeys riding ponies around big and technical cross-country courses. Enjoy this throwback footage of the competition from 2010 and stay tuned, while we look to bring you footage from this weekend’s event. To follow the Le Pin au Haras action this week: [Website] [Times/Results] Le Pin au Haras 2010  

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Hartpury CIC3* cross-country action – VIDEO Break

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William Fox-Pitt (GBR) and Bay My Hero, a 12-year-old, Irish Sport Horse, gelding won the  Hartpury International Horse Trials CIC3*, on a score of 37.9. This pair won the 2014 Rolex CCI4* and are entered in the Burghley CCI4* this fall. Finishing behind William, was Sarah Bullimore (GBR) on Reve Du Rouet in 2nd place, and rounding out the top three was Ibby Macphearson on Ballingowan Diamond. [Full results]   Check out this fantastic video of the CIC3* cross-country action at Hartpury. Thanks again to harveywetdog for the superb video.  

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