Category Archives: Missed it?

Tuesday’s Top 10 – Excuses for losing an event

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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 – Excuses for losing an event 10. I would have won if my horse didn’t pull five rails. 9. My groom forgot my lucky whip. 8. If I could ride my dressage test in draw reins he would have been perfect. 7. ‘If Michael Jung didn’t show up,’ – Tim Price 6. I had it in the…

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Which WEG individual silver medalist has evented on every continent in the world?

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…well except Antarctica, but they are are yet to run an event there. Yesterday, he added Canada to his Eventing Passport which is the 15th country he has competed in. Clayton Fredericks competed at one of Ontario’s favourite events at Grandview Farms where he dazzled the dressage judges with some top tests and managed to end the day with some respectable placings with all four horses that he just brought from Florida this week.   Every continent, every four-star in the world Clayton has competed on every continent that holds an event including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa,…

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BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Nicholson took a selfie. #Legend

Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect                                                 You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Artificial Intelligence joins Eventing – VIDEO Break Friday’s Five – Reasons to be jealous of Jennie Brannigan Tattersalls International CCI3* course walk preview My life with Evil Munchkin: Part 1 – From tragedy to triumph Wide World of Eventing – VIDEO Break Canada’s top Pan Am contenders Horse-breaking your husband – Bringing your significant other to horse shows Helmet cam with Ingrid…

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OTTB Krazy Koffee brings gift of sanity – Part 1

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Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect Canadian, Robyn Zimmer, is one of our latest contributors to Eventing Connect. Today she is sharing her story about Krazy Koffee, a Canadian bred, big-winning OTTB, that joined her life when she needed him most.  My daughter, Orianna, was born in 2007 with a major congenital heart defect.  Orianna, underwent three open heart surgeries over the next three years.  During this time I finished my LPN nursing school, continued to teach riding some lessons, rode, and took care of my sick baby.  I was asked many times “What did you do to stay sane?” The things…

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Ride with Micheal Jung via his helmet cam on Halunke FBW this weekend

Riding around with Michael Jung on Halunke FBW.

Did you ever wonder how Michel Jung can be so damn good. Well you may never be able to ride like him, but you can ride with the world’s number one on his cross-country run this weekend. Join Michael and Halunke FBW, an 11-year-old, German sport horse gelding while they ride to 2nd place at the Wiesbaden CIC3* in Germany. They last competed three weeks ago at the Marbach CIC3* where they finished 1st. Here are your top 10 from the 2015 Wiesbaden CIC3*:   Sit back and enjoy the ride along with Michael:   Wiesbaden CIC3* [Website] [Results]  …

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Friday’s Five – Tips for Eventing parents

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  Eventing is not for the fainthearted. It is a demanding and dangerous sport. Take every precaution to be safe and ensure that your child has the best horse, equipment and instruction you can afford. After being an Eventing mom for 10 years now, I am sharing what I have learned from the mistakes I have made and witnessed. Certainly, I made more mistakes than I witnessed and trust me I am still learning… School master. Start your child with an experienced horse. Let them learn to ride before they need to learn to train a horse. Lessons. Get your…

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Big egos, what the the hell was that and manuals in Taiwanese

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WARNING: Language includes some curse words. Someone recently sent me the below picture on Facebook. I don’t know if it was meant to inspire me, amuse me or make me cry in despair but anyway. It said the following -’ Great horses are often not easy horses. They have big egos and idiosyncrasies and quirks and foibles…….’ If this is indeed the case, then I must have had some of the best horses through my hands that the world has ever seen… I don’t know how they find me. I’m fly-paper for equine freaks. All I want is a quiet…

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USA announces team for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games

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Lauren Kieffer and Marilyn Little will finally ride for the USA Eventing Team. They are joining team veterans Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin to compete at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Congratulations to all the athletes and owners! Here is the American team in alphabetical order: Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Thomas Tierney and Simon Roosevelt’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding, or Thomas Tierney and Ann Jones’ Fernhill Fugitive, a 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding Lauren Kieffer (Ocala, Fla.) and Marie Le Menestrel’s Meadowbrook’s Scarlett, a 2007 Thoroughbred Cross mare Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Raylyn…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Things overheard at the US Pan Am selectors’ meeting

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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 – Things overheard at the US Pan Am selectors’ meeting. 10. Fredericks is losing weight and he is losing the Pan Am Games. 9. We are running out of excuses why Marilyn can’t be on the US Eventing team. 8.  The team is always Buck, Boyd and Phillip; they can choose which horse to bring. 7.  David…

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Future legends?

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