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Bronco to dressage horse in 2 minutes – VIDEO Break

Perhaps this is how the horse loosens itself up...

    If only staying on during a horse’s arial acrobatic maneuvers were as easy as this person makes it look… This rider deserves serious respect for sitting out the horse’s warm-up routine then making it look like a dressage star.     Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

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2014′s most fascinating Eventer – Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson.

Like all sport superstars, Andrew Nicholson understands too well the highs and the lows of Eventing and everything in between. He literally knows what it is like to hit the dirt, dust your self off and get back on that horse. His storied career is like a script from an HBO series with no scheduled series finale. The plot twists in his career in 2014 alone have kept the press and the Eventing masses entertained, shocked and speculating. In this exclusive and candid interview, Eventing’s strong, silent type, talks family life, social media, his exclusion from the New Zealand high…

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                            You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Get to know Canada’s top Junior rider – April Simmonds Today’s SCOOP ‘Fantastique’ new horse for Anita Nemtin-Gilmour Fredericks Equestrian New Year’s Eve Gallery Produce of a three-star champion – Jaimie Stichel – Top 30 Under 30 Is naughty Nicholson on a time out? Son of Eventing Olympians making it on his own – Waylon Roberts – Top 30 Under 30 The world’s top 30 Under 30 series

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Producer of a three-star champion – Jaimie Stichel – Top 30 Under 30

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With a couple of three-star wins to her name in the past year, Jaimie Stichel (AUS) has the 2018 World Equestrian Games in her sights. At only 19, she is currently 118th in the Eventing – FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings. Her days are long, starting at the track at 4:00 am riding horses. She gets home at around 10:00 am and starts her work day in her own yard. She took her first crack at a four-star this fall at Adelaide. Although it did not go to plan, she intends to compete there again in 2015. As a Young…

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Lissa's Rio 2016 prospect.

                                      You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Sparkles and babies the secret to success – Sam Watson – 30 Under 30 The Prices of success – Jonelle, Tim and Rio 2016 Canadian James Atkinson aims new ride at Rebecca Farm CCI3* Last week TODAY From WEG Groom to WEG Rider – Murray Pote – Under Under 30 The world’s top 30 Under 30 series

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Sparkles and babies the secret to success – Sam Watson – 30 Under 30

Sam and Sparkles holding Toby. Archie is in front of Sam.

Since 2010, Sam Watson (IRL), 29, and his longtime partner Horseware Bushman have been fan favourites and regulars at Badminton and Burghley. With solid cross-country rounds they are a pleasure to watch and have consistently finished in the top third of the field. For almost a decade, they have made their way up the levels and have rode for Ireland at the 2010 and the 2014 World Equestrian Games. With an established four-star record and more promising horses coming up the levels, Sam is certainly one of the world’s top 30 Under 30. Irish rebel Sam was raised around horses,…

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Laine Ashker is in the spirit. Does she take a bad photo ever??

                                                                  You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: What do British team riders want for Christmas? – Special VIDEO Break From WEG Groom to WEG Rider – Murray Pote – Under Under 30 Kendal Lehari’s new ride – Meet RF D’Orbalia First four-star won, next stop Rio – Jessica Manson – 30 Under 30 The world’s top 30 Under 30 series  

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From WEG groom to WEG rider – Murray Pote – 30 Under 30

Murray on Callaho Carolo Santanna

Leading the FEI World Eventing Rankings in his zone of Africa and the Middle East, 23, year old Murray Pote, (RSA) is putting in place a plan to ride for South Africa at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Since 2010, when South Africa sent a team to the WEG at Lexington, Eventing in South Africa has been growing with considerably more FEI events. Murray is leading the pack with competitive results and is one of the world’s top 30 Under 30. Eventing in South Africa Murray grew up with horses as his mom runs a breeding operation. His top mare,…

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Time travel to 1984 for Mark Todd’s debut on reality TV – Saturday’s VIDEO Break

Mark Todd in 1984.

A New Zealand television program “This is your life” kicked off it’s very first episode in 1984 with a tribute to the then 28 year old Mark Todd right after his Olympic gold medal win at the Los Angeles Olympics. The premise of the program was to lure an unsuspecting guest to the studio using a false reason. They would then surprise the guest with live appearances of very important friends and loved ones to tell the guest’s life story. Transport back to 1984 and watch the Mark Todd story up to that point. It is a real treat to…

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