Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Wednesday’s SCOOP

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New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Canada: Tail theft: Someone ‘who knew what they were doing’ snuck out late at night and hacked off ‘Hot Shots’ tail hair. He no longer has a ‘fountain tail’ when he runs across his pasture. Be on the lookout for tail thieves, because supposedly there is a market for valuable horse tail hair… Tale of a tail  United States: Breaking bad… riding habits: Survey reveals which bad riding habits are the most popular amongst riders. See if your coach has been harping at you over these…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

Will the FEI force us to wear our hair up? #FreeThePonytail

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Equine assisted therapy questionable: Due to a lack of research proving that equine assisted therapy benefits people with mental health disorders, it is at risk of being cast aside. Funding is very limited to gather more research to prove that benefits do exist, but you can donate money to help. Benefits of equine assisted therapy in doubt due to lack of research Horse life hacks: Make your barn days easier with these simple tips and tricks. Tricks of the trade Bran mash…

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Monday’s SCOOP

April Simmonds and Blyth's Eclipse GS. Check out our feature story on April later today.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Horse with a fifth leg: A weanling, Belgian colt is growing an extra leg, with a hoof and all, out of the inside of his right foreleg. This gives a literal meaning to the saying ‘a horse finding a fifth leg’. Foal grows ‘fifth leg’ Be your horses’ dietician: Deciding what to feed your horses in order to provide them with a balanced diet can seem overwhelming. This straightforward guide will simplify things, so you can feed any horse exactly what it needs to…

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Sunday’s SCOOP

Loving Florida!

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Horse releases music album Upcoming equestrian events in Wellington: Jan. 4-10 Understanding pelleted horse feeds George Morris has his sassy pants on The half-halt is king on day 1 of Robert Dover clinic Couple turns old horse barn into a 5,000-square-foot dream home with a gymnasium, fitness center, pond, and pizza kitchen  Ireland: Ten great equestrian holidays United Kingdom: Opportunity to join the Bill Levett eventing team “Grey mare” mid-winter tradition makes return to Wales   Some Sunday morning man…

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Saturday’s SCOOP

Ellie MacPhail's homebred yearling from Mighty Magic. More to come on Monday about Ellie's breeding program.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: They will be remembered: honoring horses with laminitis Equine genetics: looking to the future Red Hills running traditional format CICs for 2015 How to save a life Horse scene: best New Year’s resolution for a rider? Patience Hit and run lets horse out United Kingdom: Is this the world’s oldest horse as Orchid celebrates 49th birthday? Calling all adrenaline junkies — are you up to the challenge?  Germany: Could Germany introduce horse tax?   You might also enjoy these Eventing…

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Friday’s SCOOP

Abba made an appearance at Fredericks Equestrian New Year's Eve party. Can you guess who these hot pop stars really are?

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Sweden: New FEI rules: A new year always means some changes to the rulebook. Make sure you understand the changes to the FEI rules before kicking off your 2015 event season. FEI Eventing rules 2015 United States: Health resolutions: Have a healthy 2015 with these tips to keep your horses in ideal condition. New Year’s resolutions for maximizing horse health in 2015 Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak ends: Hundreds of horses form across Colorado and Texas were affected by the disease but fortunately there have been no…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

Happy New Year!!! May your 2015 be full of healthy horses and big wins.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Britney Spears buys best birthday gift: She bought her boyfriend, Charlie Ebersol, a horse for his 32nd birthday and herself a pony so she can ride with him. You should really consider inviting her to your next birthday party. Britney Spears buys boyfriend a horse Palm Beach Island show jumping: Some of the world’s hottest celebrities and show jumpers are on their way to this weekend’s third annual $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix. They need to start hosting an event there next, cross-country…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

Get your party glasses ready for 2015!

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Excitement builds - Colorado Horse Park: Douglas County residents had concerns that this equestrian facility was going to be sold to turn into housing. Fortunately Mark Bellissimo and partners have taken over the property and will be expanding the equestrian facility. It is fantastic to see horse sport growth in North America. Colorado Horse Park in Douglas County to continue as equestrian center Current information on Wobbler Syndrome: Cervical stenotic myelopathy (CSM), which is better known as wobbler syndrome, is a neurologic disease characterized by malformations…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

Waylon and Bill Owen at 2014 Fair Hill Internatinal

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Carriage ride chaos: A spooky horse took passengers for likely the last horse-carriage ride of their lives. Everyone and the horse were okay but passengers feel that their holiday carriage ride traditions have come to a screeching halt after the ordeal. Wild carriage ride for passengers after horse is spooked Prepare for the cold: The winter is far from over and temperatures in many locations are going to plummet once 2015 kicks-off. Make sure you provide the highest degree of care for your horses in…

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Monday’s SCOOP

Kermit likes to dress safely...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Snow polo? Yes, there is such a thing. The Snow Polo World Cup is taking place in Switzerland next month. Will this sport be the first equestrian discipline to be in the Winter Olympics? It seems unlikely considering the Summer Olympics are looking to give equestrian events the boot. Top British players head for Snow Polo World Cup Sweden: Price is right – riding lessons: Swedish researchers identify factors that influence the price of horse-riding lessons. Where should you set up a riding school…

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