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Racking up more ribbons and miles – The ‘Buck Mileage Report’

Buck Davison (USA) heads out of the start box more times at single event than most riders do in a complete season. We have been tracking Buck’s cross-country mileage at events since first event of 2016. It is only the third month of the year and Buck has not only racked up a serious amount of miles but he also is leading the USEA leaderboard by nearly 50 points!  This weekend, Buck was out in full force at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. in Altoona, Florida. He kept his grooms busy, competing a total of 10 horses. As usual, he went home with a…

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Who did Buck and Kyle choose for their teams? Red Hills review VIDEO Break

Eventing’s new favourite duo Buck Davidson and Kyle Carter are back with their Red Hills review and another friendly wager. As they did with their Wellington Eventing Showcase review, once again they have each chosen a team and like the Olympics, the team with the lowest accumulative score will win the wager. This time they are comprising their teams of one rider from each CIC division. They are choosing one rider from the one-star, two-star and three-star and their fourth choice can be from any division. They are a allowed a drop score. Buck won the Wellington bet, can Kyle…

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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.   ❄️Snow Jumping with ma Boi❄️ Putting #TheCob through his paces @grubsboots #ThisIsGRUBScountry #V8SuperCOB #MrMulry #MulryDontlikeYouAndHeLikesEveryone #leatherblackjeans #kaynewest #SnowJumping #newBoots #Warm #PuttingitDown #EventRiderRockstarshit #LikeABOSS @uvexequestrianuk #TeamHobday @BaileysFeeds @equilibriumprod @grubsboots @spaldingsaddles @pmequestrian @fairfaxandfavor @pksport @uvexequestrianuk @hoptonhorsecentre @usg_Germany A video posted by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Mar 4, 2016 at 8:11am PST   Can't believe our first event is cancelled #bloody weather https://t.co/Akg8PhftyY — Laura Collett (@CollettEventing) March 4, 2016   @prairiestm and the boys (Quinn…

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Shipping horses from Ireland to the USA just got easier

The past few years saw a great reduction in the options for shipping horses from Europe to the United States until eventually the only option was to fly them out of Belgium. This lead to horses being imported from other European countries having their previously day-long ordeals of the flights shift to a three-plus day trip; a day or more to ship to Belgium, usually 24 hours of rest time at a facility in Belgium, then another day of flying. That all changed yesterday however when it was announced that, in partnership with the Turkish Cargo division of Turkish Airlines,…

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Friday’s fashion – Hottest breeches under $60!

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 out there while look great.   A girl can never have…

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Friday’s Five – Baby products you must add to your grooming kit

You might feel a bit uneasy navigating the baby aisle at a store if you are happily childless. But many products that work well on babies also work well on horses. Weird, I know but true. Before your next event swing by the baby section and stock up on these items that will make your grooming job a lot easier: 1) Baby powder – Did your horse manage to get a yucky stain on its white hind sock on the way to the event? Is your grey horse’s tail more like a palomino colour? Do your horse’s cross-country boots cause…

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Training tips to make your horse easier to ride

I have a novice horse for sale, and a lovely young adult came to try him on Saturday. I got on the horse first, as customary, to put the horse through his paces and show he can perform as advertised. He was a little distracted during the first few minutes of warmup, but he eventually settled and showed a pretty good walk, trot, and canter. I hopped him over a few low fences, and then the potential buyer was ready to give him a try. I advised her that he was pretty straightforward, ride leg-to-hand, with light, small aids. She struggled…

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Lost a shoe – Five tips to help while you wait for the farrier

If your horse wears shoes, it’s inevitable that, at some point, your horse will pull one off.  Usually, such occurrences happen at the worst time, like the day before a show or the day after your farrier goes on vacation.  Though my career of managing horses, I’ve been lucky to have a few with excellent feet who rarely ever lost a shoe.  And then there were those others I’d rather forget: the ones with crappy feet who routinely ripped their shoes off and made the farrier cringe each time I called. Fortunately, I’ve got some decent-footed horses in my barn…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Funny get well messages for broken and sick Eventers

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 – Funny get well messages for broken and sick Eventers 10. Sorry about your injury and that you haven’t thought of a more bad ass backstory for it. 9. I know that you are horribly sick, but remember that I’ll always be there to…

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Rider Connect: Charlotte Babbitt

Today the spotlight is on the ambitious junior rider Charlotte Babbitt (USA). This girl has some big riding goals and is working hard to achieve them one day. Read on to find out her story… If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Charlotte I am almost 15-years-old and I’m an Area VI Young Rider! I am from Northern California. I started riding when I was seven, I believe, mostly for pleasure. I took lessons from a trainer whose daughter was an eventer. I got my first horse when I was ten. He had evented…

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