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  Getting changed into very thin, very white breeches!! And gorgeous silks @Goodwood_Races @AMREF_UK pic.twitter.com/HGeShPKjxD — izzy Taylor (@1izzytaylor) July 30, 2015   Looking for a quality event horse? Contact @JoeMeyerEvntr he will be looking at over 100 quality event horses in UK next week! #matchmaker — Ruthie Meyer (@southernruthie) July 29, 2015   Jaz and Louis getting ready for PC camp. Looking great in there new gear @GatehouseHats @TheMTCollection @horseynews pic.twitter.com/HWbqPg72Ca — Dan Jocelyn (@DanJocelyn) July 30, 2015   Looking for part time barn help in Long valley! Paid position, potential for full time. Need consistent days and hours…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Rider thoughts on cross-country

If you think this looks intense, you should see it in person!

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.   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Rider thoughts on cross-country 10. Jump judge, your chair is on my line… You better duck! 9.  I need to start exercising, I can’t breathe and it is only fence 11! 8. I’m getting run off with! 7.  Sh*t… Where is my next fence? 6. Lost my stirrup… Argh… Won’t skip “No Stirrup November” this year. 5. Definitely need a stronger bit. 4….

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Last Week TODAY

'Who's who?? Hahaha @timrogers1992 & myself as Veronica & @RonBurgundy for @Eventingfamily #CharityBall @BictonArena ' Photo via Lissa Green on Twitter.

    Pleased to report that George (Bushman) is EXTREMELY well given his rider made him stop at the last fence…! #StillLearning — Sam Watson (@watsoneventing) July 26, 2015     Never nice to have to give back the trophy!! pic.twitter.com/A3Z8lRtWRQ — Eventing Consultant (@EventingConsult) July 25, 2015   Didn’t think I’d see this sight again pic.twitter.com/pYPG56lsq0 — Robbie McNamara (@RobbiepMcN) July 24, 2015     Enjoy your mini holiday #tombombadill you deserved #back #england #rugs by #trustteam pic.twitter.com/8Q4gMbLkXn — Ruy Fonseca (@RuyFonseca) July 25, 2015   Trista riding at Hanli glad she came to my clinic with me. Thankful…

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Friday’s Five – Pony Club rules not followed

Bringing in four horses at a time. NOT Pony Club approved.

I’m a proud Pony Club alumnus. For horsemanship and riding instruction, Pony Club can’t be beat. It’s the gold standard of horse safety, and if a kid has come through the ratings, you know they have met certain requirements for knowledge and skill. I didn’t make it to my A rating– I came to a cross-roads in life where it was either go for the national ratings, or go to a CCI*– and I chose the three day. Don’t regret it for a moment, but I also am very thankful to the rock-solid foundation Pony Club gave to me. That…

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#TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow – Eventing edition

TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow

#TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow I saw this trending last Tuesday on Twitter and it was good for a few smiles… today’s kids will never know the thrill of going to Blockbuster Video as a Friday night treat; or the excitement of seeing a TV and VCR wheeled into the classroom (MOVIE DAY!).  Remember how annoying it was when the spiral cord of the wall phone had a backwards coil in it, or how you used to fix a cassette tape with a pencil? Here are 10 Eventing-related things that #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow: 1.  Schooling in full leather chaps. Maybe this is more of a hunter-jumper thing, but…

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Buying an OTTB: Looking beyond the ribs and lack of topline

A swan emerging: 7-year-old OTTB after 90 days.

Buying an off the track Thoroughbred (OTTB) fresh off the track can be an excellent bargain, but it takes some imagination to see what “could be” when faced with a scrawny three-year-old. Many riders, accustomed to seeing well-fleshed animals, find it difficult to see beyond the ribby skeleton and improper muscling that is common in a race-fit Thoroughbred.  “His neck looks awkward. His back seems weak. He’s so narrow!” is a typical response from inexperienced buyers studying CANTER photos.     Judging a race-fit horse isn’t all that bad, really: the basic skeletal network is plain to see, and it’s that frame…

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Find your balance, let go, pop fences – Clayton Fredericks clinic report

Clayton coaching on Show Jumping day.

Canadian, Robyn Zimmer, shares what she learned at the Clayton Fredericks clinic aboard her horse, Krazy Koffee, a Canadian bred, big-winning OTTB, that joined her life when she needed him most. OTTB Krazy Koffee brings gift of sanity – Part 1, Part 2   First of all, I would like Chelan Kozak for organizing the Clayton Fredericks clinic in British Coloumbia, which took place June 27th-28th. Clayton Fredericks (AUS) is the Canadian Team coach and also an Olympic medalist, four-star winner, WEG medalist, World Champion and overall a very experienced and accomplished eventer. It was a wonderful opportunity to have Clayton come to British Columbia for the weekend…

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The Canadian Eventing Team was partying hard last night to celebrate their Pan Am medals! Photo via Phoenix Equestrian Team page on Facebook.

                                      You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Buying an OTTB: Looking beyond the ribs and lack of topline Top 10 most triumphant moments at the 2015 Pan Am Games 2015 Pan Ams cross-country action – VIDEO Break Adventures of a well-travelled barn cat Find your balance, let go, pop fences – Clayton Fredericks clinic report Marilyn and RF Scandalous winning streak continues, Jess silver, Ruy bronze Shandiss McDonald is pursuing her and Jordan’s dreams solo Tuesday’s Top 10…

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Shandiss McDonald is pursuing her and Jordan’s dreams solo

Cam and Cindy (Jordan's parents), Shandiss, Peggy (Shandiss's mom) Photos courtesy of Shandiss.

It has been just 13 months since Shandiss McDonald lost her beloved husband Jordan, in a cross-country accident in the UK. For the past year, to help cope with this devastating loss, Shandiss has been riding horses. She has been working on her dressage and show-jumping with a plan to return to Eventing and make a bid for the 2016 Olympics. She graciously took some time to talk to us and give all of her and Jordan’s fans an update. New farm After being based in the UK for the last two years, Shandiss has decided to move back to…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Eventing movies you must see

MICHAEL JUNG-MAGIC MIKE

It’s been a few years since Michael Jung’s retirement from stripping. However, the former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. His horses dancing in the dressage ring and the adrenaline rush on cross-country, just does not give him the same thrill. Now, he is torn between taking his horses to the Burghley CCI4* or going to the world’s largest stripper convention. Will Mike be able to resist taking it off again?   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…

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