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Last Week TODAY

Photo via @benhobday on Instagram

  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   When your waiting for her to get ready…. but she's always late.. #ChurchSelfie #chillingWithTheRev #LatesOntime #TurnedUpeventually #datesAlwaysLate #UsualSatNight #lastSingleSelfie #NewYearsEve #YehBoi A post shared by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:25am PST       Valentine's Day, jippie… Luckily I've got @ellensvennerstal #singlelifeisawesome A post shared by Ludwig Svennerstål (@ludwigsvennerstal) on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:54pm PST   Switched gears from the high speed gallops to the collected canters…

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Rocking Horse H.T. Advanced cross-country - Photo gallery: Part 1

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  On Friday, numerous talented pairs tackled the Advanced cross-country track at Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. in Altoona, Florida. Some duos were just knocking the rust off on their road to a spring CCI4* and for others it was their first ever Advanced. I was spent my Friday afternoon watching the stellar action, enjoying the sunshine and of course snapping pictures… Check out and share these photos from the Advanced cross-country. Feel free to republish them and use them for your personal use. Just credit Eventing Connect. Enjoy! #GrowEventing – ideas on how to use your photos: your social media…

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Friday’s Five – Tips to shoot perfect horse show photos

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  Digital cameras have made taking action pictures an easy task for your average Joe. You can take hundreds of pictures on your digital camera, delete off the bad ones, then use editing programs to enhance the lighting, straighten and crop them. Purchasing a disk with all of photos from one event typically costs over $100. For under $200 you can buy a camera that is capable of taking horse show action shots. Buying a quality camera will pay off in the long run if you are a parent of a rider or  share the camera amongst the people from…

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Who did the voters choose? Check out the form on these top Prelim jumpers.

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  On Tuesday, we asked you to vote for the ‘five-star’ Prelim jumpers from Ocala. Hundreds of people assessed who they thought jumped the bench table out of the water complex on cross-country with ‘five-star’ style. These are the riders who most impressed the masses with their ‘five-star’ ability!     Congrats to these talented riders and their mounts.    

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What conformation feature do four-star horses have in common?

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  In 2012, I attended the Wednesday jog at Rolex with a particular mission in mind. I was preparing to breed my mare for an event baby, and I had been spending hours analyzing the conformation of particular stallions and their offspring, and how that would fit my mare. I wanted to produce an elite athlete capable of Eventing at the Advanced level. Just what does that animal look like? So I set out to answer my question at Rolex’s first horse inspection. If you want to see successful upper level eventers, that’s a good place to be. My main…

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14 common sayings that have no place in the horse world

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  There are dozens of common sayings that people use frequently, many of which even mention horses. However, some of these sayings are not suitable for use in the horse world. If you use one of these sayings when chatting with an equestrian you will confuse of maybe even offend them. So remember to keep these sayings out of the barn… Saying: “Straight from the horse’s mouth.” Equestrian’s reaction: Last I checked, horses don’t talk. Are you all right?   Saying: “Too big for your breeches.” Equestrian’s reaction: Thanks for calling me fat, asshole…   Saying: “Dark horse.” Equestrian’s reaction:…

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Ocala Winter II H.T. Preliminary cross-country action – Photo gallery

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  Hundreds of eventers from around North America contested at the Ocala Winter II H.T. that took place over the weekend in Ocala, Florida. There were 150 pairs contesting at the Preliminary level across nine different divisions. On Saturday, I killed some time between my rides taking pictures of the Prelim cross-country action. The water complex proved to be quite a challenge and made for some impressive photo ops. Several riders made excellent saves when their horses’ exuberant jumps into the water nearly unseated them. Check out and share these photos from the Preliminary cross-country. Feel free to republish them and use them for…

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Stable cats living the dream and getting InstaFamous: Part 12

Photo via @patches_the_barn_cat on Instagram.

  Eventers are always showing their dogs love via posting adorable pictures of them at events on social media. But what about the not-so-hard-working stable cats who spend their weekends lounging about the barn? Show your stable cat some love and give it the chance to be Instagram famous by posting a picture of it with #EventerCat and it may make it into a future feature. Here are the stable cats who have been making waves on Instagram lately…   #うまとねこ#馬#うま#猫#stablecat#petstagrams#loverycat#horseandcat A photo posted by Mihoohashi (@mi__ohashi) on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:53pm PST   #stable#cat#stablecat#nights#catseverywhere#hayeverywhere#horses#photooftheday#assanya#zmiaca A photo posted by Aleksandra…

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Who is the ‘five-star’ Prelim jumper at the Ocala Winter II Horse Trials? You decide…vote now.

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  VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.   Over the weekend, hundreds of eventers from around North America contested at the Ocala Winter II H.T. There were 150 pairs contesting at the Preliminary level across nine different divisions. I spent some time on Saturday, in between my rides to photograph some of the Preliminary action. I ended up at the water complex for quite a while because it was rather thrilling to watch. Riders and horses had to jump a roll top, then two strides to a substantial drop into the water, which was followed by a large step table out (pictured…

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Proof that eventers can defy gravity – VIDEO Break

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  Eventers are clearly gravity-defying super humans; well at least Mary King is… This save of Mary’s at the 2014 Badminton CCI4* will leave you feeling inspired to hold on extra tight the next time you become unseated from the saddle.    

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