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Last Week TODAY

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  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.   Baby Quantum killin it today at the Gibbes! #readyforprelim #horsesofthefuture #coming6 #eventing A video posted by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Feb 11, 2017 at 8:10am PST       The Pony division… #ShadowSportsHorses #14.2whatyaGonnaDO #producingandsellingworldclassponies #FeiPonies #pocketSize #TeamGB #yehBoi A video posted by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Feb 12, 2017 at 11:52am PST   So so excited about our two Chilli Babies for this year, Chilli's Gem and Chilli Knight feel stronger…

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Eventing philanthropists: Four ways riders can lend a hand without parting with a dime

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  Philanthropy should be a part of everyone’s life. It’s not just big companies with a lot of dispensable income that should be urged to participate in giving back to the Eventing community. Often riders reach out for support from fans, students and family to raise money to get to big competitions. That is part of the sport and we are lucky that we are part of a community with incredibly generous members who are willing to step up and help athletes realize their dreams. However, it is everyone’s responsibility to have their own social awareness and to give a…

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13 things you’ll only know if you actually love dressage

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  It’s well known that dressage is few eventers’ favourite phase. I mean if you loved dressage so much, you’d probably just do straight dressage… Right? Wrong! I am among one of the seemingly rare eventers who actually love dressage. That’s right, I look forward to riding down centerline. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t live without cross-country but dressage is definitely something I enjoy. If you are also a dressage lover at heart than too will know/understand these things: 1) The compulsiveness to ensure that every halt is SQUARE.   2) That satisfaction a perfectly timed half-halt gives you….

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Who did the voters choose as the top three ‘five-star’ jumpers from Wellington?

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  On Tuesday, we asked you to vote for the ‘five-star’ jumper from the $100,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase . Hundreds of people assessed who they thought jumped into the triple combination in show jumping with ‘five-star’ style. These are the riders who most impressed the masses with their ‘five-star’ ability! Congrats to these world-class riders and their stellar mounts.        

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Friday’s Fashion – Show shirts to rock the 2017 season

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  This series features fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Lets bring style to the Eventing world!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great… Competition season is well underway and on the weekends your OOTD is your show clothes….

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Straightforward advice on how to build your horse’s topline

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  Sable Giesler, writer at Eventing Connect, feeds her ‘Munchkins’ bales from Eastern Hay. She highly recommends the quality and service Eastern Hay provides. Eventing Connect makes it a policy to only invite sponsors on our website who provide products and services that our writers and staff proudly use. This post is sponsored by Eastern Hay, the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA. We all know that it is important to build good topline, which is defined as the muscle cover over the top of the horse’s neck, back and rump, on our horses. But why is it important, and how do…

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Last Week TODAY

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  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.   Chihuahua comparison by @wallaceeventing! Pocket on the left: lean, sleek, toned…poor Nolin not so much #fluffypuppies #rats #atleastsheeatswell #wellington A photo posted by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:42pm PST   Quinn schooling today ☔️☔️ A video posted by E KING (@emilykingg_) on Feb 3, 2017 at 2:15pm PST   Remember my last live where I said I wanted to work on my #kimk bum?! Well my friend Davon…

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Rocking Horse Preliminary cross-country excitement – Photo gallery

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  The first Rocking Horse event of the 2017 season took place over the weekend in Altoona, Florida. On Friday, two Open Preliminary one-day divisions took place, giving riders the ability to complete all three phases in just one day. I brought my camera with me on my course walks and to capture some shots of the Preliminary action. I ended up spending my time at the water complex because the large hanging log made for some spectacular photos. Despite a few close calls, no riders ended up getting wet! I saw some excellent gritty riding and had a super fun afternoon playing…

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Who did the voters choose as the top three ‘five-star’ jumpers from Rocking Horse?

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  On Tuesday, we asked you to vote for the ‘five-star’ jumper from the Preliminary at Rocking Horse . Hundreds of people assessed who they thought jumped the final brush out of water with ‘five-star’ style. These are the riders who most impressed the masses with their ‘five-star’ ability! Congrats to these polished riders and their stunning mounts.      

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Be your own coach – Assessing why you had a bad jump

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  You land off of a jump and the first thing that crosses your mind is, “That was awful!” Clearly, you know that you must’ve messed something up because that jump was far from ideal but do you know what exactly caused the problem? Better yet, do you know how to prevent the problem from reoccurring at your next jump? Contrary to what you may tell yourself, your entire ride to the jump probably wasn’t all that bad. You more than likely just made one minor error that led to your horse jumping so poorly. If you want to be…

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