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The best Kodak moments of the 2017 winter Eventing season

Doug Payne and Getaway blasting around the Carolina International CIC2*.

  The Ocala International Horse Trials concluded on Sunday, marking the end of the Florida winter/spring Eventing season. Eventers who are based further North, are now making their way back home if they have not already done so. Moving down to Ocala, Florida or Aiken, South Carolina for the winter months is common practice for eventers on the Eastcoast but now it is time for them to return home. Currently, eventers are back in the North and putting the finishing touches on their training for the fast-approaching spring CCI events. The Rolex Kentucky CCI4* is next weekend and Jersey Fresh International CCI3* (May…

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Last Week TODAY

Photo via Musketeer Events Facebook page.

  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.     LIE DOWN #chillinglikeavillian #PartyTricks #BGT #shadowManTaking5 #shadowCircusPonies #yehboi @BaileysFeeds @equilibriumprod @grubsboots @spaldingsaddles @pmequestrian @uvexequestrianuk @hoptonhorsecentre @usg_ @equineproductsuk @freejumpsystem @Crowwood_equestrian @fairfaxandfavor @ESurfaces A post shared by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Apr 16, 2017 at 6:49am PDT   A massive congratulations for @teamtownend for winning the 3* at Burnham Market International. An impressive 10 wins in 10 years! #barefootestates #northnorfolk #burnhammarkethorsetrials #musketeerevents #eventing #olivertownend #tristar #quitetherecord A post shared by Barefoot Estates (@barefootestates)…

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Four-word horror stories: Horse edition


  WARNING: Uncensored language. But all in fun. Cruising around the internet the other day, I came across a meme that said ‘four-word horror story – eliminated at fence one’. Hilarious. Except that it very nearly happened to me, two weeks ago at a show. It was sort of like ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, show jumping version’, and was made all the more stupidly infuriating when the horse went on to jump clear in the next class… Anyway, it got me thinking. The scope for Eventing four-word horror stories is endless. ‘Help! Stuck in coffin’ ‘Bolted in dressage test’…

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Friday’s Five – Must haves at an event cool down

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  As you gallop over the cross-country finish line at either a CCI of CIC a team of veterinarians will meet you to monitor your horse’s cool down. They will check your horse’s heart rate, temperature and overall condition and they will keep rechecking your horse until it is fit to go back to the stables. Your horse deserves the best care possible after running and jumping its butt off on cross-country. Your job as the rider is to provide the perfect cool down for your noble steed. Make sure you have these supplies ready at the cool down area…

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Friday’s Fashion – Ride through April showers with the award winning equestrian raincoat

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  Spring is FINALLY here but with the warmer temperatures comes a lot of rain. Competition season for equestrians is starting to ramp up right now, and even in torrential downpours, the show must go on. As a rider, you cannot let April showers hinder your riding training and competition schedule. You need a top-of-the-line raincoat that will keep you dry and allow you to ride in comfort. You need the Asmar All Weather Rider™ jacket. Looking at the All Weather Rider™ makes you think this jacket is fit for the red carpet, but it also has much more to…

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If you are a parent that is pushing your kid to make time on cross-country…back off.

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  I just recently had a conversation with a rider who is friends with another rider who has a parent that is a bit too involved. This poor rider with the over zealous parent is floundering and caving to pressure and this is detrimental to her and her horse. In this case, the parent is pushing the rider to make time on cross-country. Parents like this are more often than not, the ones that have never ridden. A parent’s job is to ensure that his/her child is with a reliable and respected coach. Then they should let the coach work…

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Horse attacks alligator near Ocala – VIDEO Break


  Yesterday, hikers at Paynes Prairie State Park in Micanopy, Florida witnessed a scene they will never forget. A wild horse attacked an alligator that was too close to the herd. Payne’s Prairie is just North of Ocala and for all of us winter Floridians we are quite familiar with the area. The thought of alligators in the area have always unnerved me, but now I will feel very safe as long as my horses are near by. ABC News reported that ” park officials were asked to check if the animals were harmed in the scuffle, and they said…

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This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI4* is going to be a fierce competition

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  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Michael Jung of Germany, the two-time defending Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event champion and winner of the 2016 Rolex Grand Slam, heads the list of top riders, including Olympic, World and European champions, entered for the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover. Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 27-30. The Kentucky Horse Park will welcome a star-studded list of competitors, with some riders entered with up…

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Fun and easy horse treat baking ideas to celebrate spring’s arrival

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  Spring is well underway and although I haven’t checked the weather forecast around the world, things are finally starting to warm-up in Canada. This weekend is Easter and that means family dinners and of course baking yummy things. Don’t forget about your horse when you are preparing Easter goodies! Treating your horse to some delicious homemade treats is a good (however, unproven) way to bribe your mount into behaving at upcoming spring events. And treats are an excellent way to entertain your horse while you brush off heaps of mud that your steed has managed to coat itself in…

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These pictures of ridiculously muddy horses will make you laugh then cry

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  Spring is finally here! But with spring comes the thawing of snow of endless rain, which means there will be mud. LOTS AND LOTS OF MUD. As a horse owner, this means that you will spend more time currying and brushing infinite layers of mud off of your steed before you can even link of tacking up. Most of this mud will get transferred onto you in the process. But hey, at least you will have arms of steel from all of the elbow grease you will use to clean your horse. You’ll need strong arms too because your…

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