Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Thursday’s SCOOP

When quitting seems like the best option... Kick on!

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing   World wide bits and bites: France: Do orange jackets match gold medals: The Dutch team is leading the team show jumping at WEG. If they win gold those medals will clash against their construction worker orange jackets. Riders in orange take team contest by storm  United Kingdom: Sam Griffiths chases Grand Slam glory: After winning Badminton in the spring Griffiths will be competing at Burghley with hopes of getting two thirds of the way to winning the Grand Slam. Antipodean rider seeks atonement at Burghley horse trials Shane…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

Speaking of jumpers...the coolest jumper we know, Evil Munchkin. (Biased? We confess)

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: Be grateful if you watched WEG cross-country on TV: Horror stories of WEG cross-country continue to emerge. Hopefully Bromont takes note of how not to do WEG cross-country logistics. Tales from the frontline of WEG Youngest age and fastest round: An Irish teenager put in the winning show jump round in the opening speed class at WEG. The old timers better speed up or it may be out with the old and in with the young on the podium. WEG show jumping: youngest rider…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

Kendall Lehari on Totally Frank in the CCI3* at Richland Park Horse Trials 2014. They placed 7th.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: WEG show jumpers struggle with water jump: Good thing the WEG show jumpers get a warm-up round because the horses were not to keen to jump the water tray. WEG showjumping: warm-up day (pictures)  United Kingdom No rest for the best: With 62,000 pounds on the line for winning Burghley the world’s best eventers are on their way there this week after just competing at the WEG in France. World’s best eventers en route to Burghley horse trials Inexperienced Qatari riders yellow…

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Monday’s SCOOP

Selena O'Hanlon (CAN) on Foxwood High, the pair finished in 41st.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: Michael Jung is not selling Fischerrocana: His nine year old mare didn’t win Sunday but she is not going to be sold because of it. Why Fischerrocana is not for sale Gold sweep for Germans: The Germans are probably wearing big grins this morning after winning gold team and individual medals. Other riders may now be contemplating show jumping lessons with a German. Sandra Auffarth wins gold as Germany takes WEG eventing team title France’s new eventing hero: Maxime Livio placed fifth despite not riding the…

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Sunday’s SCOOP

William Fox-Pitt (GBR) and the stallion Chilli Morning take over the individual lead after a superb Cross Country round which puts Great Britain three fences behind overnight leaders Germany in team Eventing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (Trevor Holt/FEI)

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: It’s not over until Sunday night: The British eventing team team is within striking distance of knocking Germany off their golden pedestal. Show jumping will decide who makes the final jump … onto the podium. Germany still on course for gold but Britain closes gap Riders’ words after tackling WEG course: With only 37 clear jumping rounds today and no one coming inside the time, predictions proved true – this is no dressage show. It is interesting to hear the riders’ takes on what it…

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Saturday’s SCOOP

Zara happy through the finish flags

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: Germans dominate eventing dressage: Heading into cross-country today the Germans hold the team gold and individual gold positions. Four years ago they were in a similar stance but had a day full of unfortunate rides that took them out of team medal contention. Michael Jung may be starting off in fourth place but do not count him out from walking away the golden boy again. WEG eventing: Germany holds double gold after dressage; William Fox-Pitt in silver Charlotte Dujardin strikes again: Another gold…

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Friday’s SCOOP

Jess Phoenix will be defending her gold medal title with Pavarotti in Toronto at Pan Ams in July. Go Canada! Go Jess!

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: First WEG medal for Canadians: Para-dressage rider, Lauren Barwick, won Canada’s first 2014 WEG medal Thursday. With a bronze already around her neck we wish her the best and hope to see her with a gold after her freestyle test today. WEG continues; para-dressage medalists decided  Haras du Pin is a muddy mess: The rain has done a number on the WEG grounds and everyone is trudging through deep mud. Rubber boots have become a necessity. Meanwhile, Zara Phillips continues her rain dance. She said she hopes it…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

Give her a Cover Girl contract. Sinead Halpin and Tate for the USA.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France:  Jog up photos: There were some dapper looking lads and some dowdy looking girls. But judge for yourself. Eventing-2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Eventing Jog WEG eventing dressage revs up: Today at 9:30 am in Normandy, which is 3:30 am EDT, Buck Davidson will head down centreline as the first rider. Eventing dressage schedule  Course designer talks about his masterpiece: Pierre Michelet, this year’s WEG cross-country course designer, shares his inspiration for his design and gives us his take on the questions it…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

Melissa Schielein riding On the Rocks RSF in the CIC2* at Richland Park 2014 © Eventing Connect

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Canada: Tipping your farrier: It is handy to be in your farrier’s good books when your horse pulls a shoe but farriers are not exactly underpaid or starving. Poll recap: tipping farriers France: Germany dominates dressage: Germany has always had a reputation for producing an abundance of the best dressage riders and horses and today they did not disappoint. Germany takes back team dressage gold Germans still eventing favourites: The official WEG website is declaring the Germans the gold medal favourites but arguably the…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

Alyssa Peterson on Music Man II, Richland Park CIC3*, 2014

Alyssa Peterson on Music Man II, Richland Park CIC3*, 2014 – © Eventing Connect New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: This is a robbery: Apparently someone has been watching too many old Westerns. They don’t know the difference between the Amish and a stage coach. Amish horse and buggy passengers robbed at gunpoint Canada: ‘Nag’ trotting on highway towards Montreal: Montreal reporters do not know the difference between a trot and canter but they know a nag when they see one. Horse takes to highway in Laval United…

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