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Schooling at Cooley Farm – VIDEO Break

Cooley Farm is an internationally renowned business, which is owned and operated by Richard Sheane and his wife, Georgina, in Ireland. They source, produce and sell top Eventing and Show Jumping horses and their client list features some of the world’s top riders. One scroll down almost any event entry list and you will see several “Cooley” horses. In this video you get a sneak peek into what a schooling day at Cooley Farm looks like. Watch and learn…   Schooling at Cooley Farm

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Canadian eventers will be setting fashion trends at the 2016 Olympics

Equine Canada (EC) has announced that Asmar Equestrian is the Official Apparel of the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET). Through this exciting new partnership, Asmar Equestrian and EC will take the brand visibility and professionalism of the CET to new heights. As the Official Apparel of the CET, Asmar Equestrian will support Junior, Young Rider and Senior athletes, grooms and support teams as they represent Canada at major competitions around the world, including the 2016 Rio Olympics. “Equine Canada is thrilled to enter this exciting partnership with Asmar Equestrian,” said Equine Canada Chief Executive Officer, Eva Havaris. “Asmar Equestrian is internationally renowned…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Pictures that made us say OMG, then laugh with relief.

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.”   10.   9.   8.   7.   6.   5.   4.   3.   2.   1.

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Ocala Intermediate gallery – Who is the most stylish show jumper of them all?

I managed to photograph every rider in the Open Intermediate show jumping over the last jump on course. I find the different rider styles/positions over the same jump quite fascinating. Which rider/horse combination of this group would you vote as the most stylish?     VIDEOS of all the rounds The HorsePesterer has all the rounds in action here.

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Intense cross-country finale at the 2000 Sydney Olympics – VIDEO Break

The British team only had a slight advantage over the Aussies, after the teams’ first three riders rode cross-country at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Watch the nail biting cross-country day finale, when Ian Stark (GBR) riding Jaybee and Matt Ryan (AUS) riding Kibah Sandstone, set out on course. Even if you remember which country won team gold, relive the excitement and admire some legendary riding by clicking play… Thanks to Harveywetdog for another terrific video!   Matt Ryan and Ian Stark: BBC Olympic Games Sydney

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Weekend Warrior Chronicles

Welcome to the “Weekend Warrior Chronicles”, our new Monday series, saluting the efforts of horses and riders at various events. While most people spend their weekends relaxing, eventers battle it out at competitions. Eventers tirelessly work all week, just to work harder on the weekend.  This past weekend, the Equiventures and Ocala Horse Properties Winter I horse trials, kicked off North America’s 2016 Eventing season.  We all know that some riders had great weekends and others not so much. Regardless, it was a great show and here are some fun facts about this Weekend’s Warriors. Best dressage score: Emma Johnston (CAN) and FE Coconut Kiss scored a…

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Last Week TODAY

  Nice to see the horses out enjoying the sunshine…and the mud!! @Horseware pic.twitter.com/yJOFBW1pXX — Austin O'Connor (@attington) January 8, 2016   Lovely new 4yr old "Candieland ' just arrived from Germany taking in his first sights of Somerset pic.twitter.com/nlaSfZeO0W — Katie Dumas (@KatieDumas) January 8, 2016   HAAPPY (huuugely belated) BDAY TO MY NO1 HOMIE @molly_threlfall . Throwing it way way back Glasto '13, to the most golden of summers with my fave CANT BELIEVE YOU'RE 20! Endless love xxxx A photo posted by E • K (@emilykingg_) on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:42am PST   Great training session…

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First Intermediate cross-country photo gallery of 2016

Stay connected with the Ocala Winter I action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] [Results] [Course walk and preview]   Check out the Intermediate cross-country action at the Equiventures  and Ocala Horse Properties Winter I horse trials. 12►      

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Friday’s Five – Ways to make your riding life easier in 2016

We are already eight days into the New Year and it is time to start organizing yourself for the 2016 season. Riding is a sport that requires so much time and dedication that it is often considered a lifestyle and it is an expensive one. Fortunately, these tips can simplify your Eventing life in 2016, so you can have your best season to date. Start utilizing these tips immediately, so you have no regrets this year. 1. Big Black Boot by Ice Horse – Ice your horse’s hooves with ease this year, by using this quality ice boot. Unique tri-fold design wraps the horse’s foot in…

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What’s in a name? Ideas to help name your next mount

If you have a human baby you can pick up a copy of “The Complete Book of Baby Names” to help you find some good suggestions to name your child. But as a horse owner all you have is your imagination to choose a show name for your equine companions. Most people stick to noble or cutesly names. Look at the entry lists and you struggle to find unique, original and untested names. When naming your next horse, keep in mind that Eventing needs to be more of a spectator sport and if horses had more amusing and interesting names it…

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