Category Archives: Missed it?

Weekend Warrior Chronicles from Seminole Wellness

NOTE: If you have a Weekend Warrior that you think deserves a shout-out for an upgrade or a personal accomplishment, send us an email before Monday at 11:00 am. We would love to share their personal success with the world.   Three events were running this weekend in North America and they were all held on the East coast. Many of North America’s top riders were competing at the spectacular Red Hills International in Tallahassee, Florida. Meanwhile, riders in Aiken, South Carolina were contesting at Full Gallop Farm March II H.T. and at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina people were competing at Southern…

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Last Week TODAY

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.   Never thought I would be so excited at a 3.30am start eventing tomorrow @bedeevents #oasbyHT #excited — Bill Levett (@billlevett) March 10, 2016   Tom Tierney and Annie Jones' Fernhill Fugitive was the big winner in the CIC3* yesterday at Red Hills Horse Trials, and… Posted by Phillip Dutton Eventing on Sunday, March 13, 2016   'About Time Too' had a taster to what it might feel like to have been hunting!!After working this…

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Ride around the Red Hills CIC3* – Elisa Wallace Helmet cam VIDEO

Stay connected with Red Hills International Horse Trials: [Website] [Omnibus] [Entries] [Results] If you were not competing at the incredible Red Hills H.T. yesterday, don’t worry you can still virtually jump the CIC3* cross-country course. Click play on the video to hop on Simply Priceless with Elisa Wallace (USA) and tackle the challenging CIC3* course. Congrats to Elisa and Simply Priceless on their stylish cross-country and 20th place finish in this competitive division.   Elisa Wallace helmet cam: Simply Priceless at the 2016 Red Hills CIC3*

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

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 rode. 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 with…

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Friday’s Five – Core exercises to improve your riding

  Developing core strength will make you a better rider in all three phases. Having strong core muscles betters your balance and posture in the saddle. It does not matter what level you are competing at, building a strong core will make a noticeable difference in your riding. These are the five core exercises I like to do on a regular basis to keep myself eventer fit:   1) Alternating superman: This exercise is dead simple and is great to work the smaller ab muscles that many core exercises do not. Lie face down (I recommend doing so on an…

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Friday’s fashion – Customize your own perfect pinney

Welcome to our new series which will feature 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.   Quit committing the fashion crime of wearing an old…

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The latest FEI mistake: $1000 name change penalty scheme

Starting January 1, 2016, the FEI has decided that new horses applying for an FEI passport and FEI registration must use their breed-registered name, or pay an additional $1000 (USD) fee.  Yes, that’s a 1 followed by three zeros. The “logic” behind this rule is to target commercial prefixes and protect the horse’s breeder by retaining its birth name.  A breeder’s prefix is allowed; but major re-sellers (like Fernhill, Cooley, RF, FE) will now pay dearly for the privilege of adding their tag to a horse’s name. But that’s not the problem I ran into last month when I went…

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Eventing Prix gallery – Who is the most stylish show jumper of them all?

Yesterday, many of the top riders in North America were contesting the $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational at Southern Cross Equestrian. Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett put in a foot perfect jump off round to win the individual portion of the competition and secure the victory for her team “USA” ( Phillip Dutton, Lynn Symansky and Buck Davidson). Kylie Lyman and Da Vinci Code finished 2nd individually and I have to give Kylie props for delivering one ballsy jump off round. Rounding out the top three was Hannah Sue Burnett riding the lovely jumper Under Suspection. Shout out to Selena O’Hanlon and…

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What makes an owner tick? – Susan Day and the Simply Priceless Syndicate

Too often it is the horse and rider that get all the attention. It is true that there would be no equestrian sport without equestrians, but it is equally true that competition at the highest level would be all but impossible were it not for owners. But what makes owners tick? What’s in it for them? January of this year marked the beginning of a new chapter for Simply Priceless and Elisa Wallace. The Simply Priceless Syndicate is a way for Elisa to be assured of maintaining her ride on Simply Priceless at the highest levels, while at the same…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Thoughts your dog has about your horse

WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Things your dog really thinks about your horse 10. What kind of stupid animal does not even know its name? 9. It’s allowed to shit in the barn, but when I do it, I get scolded… 8. Why does it get treats without having to rollover…

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