Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Friday’s SCOOP

Boot socks and shoes never go out of style...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Andrew Nicholson prepares for race debut: Legendary eventer will be taking his first crack at jump racing, at the 2015 St. Patrick’s Derby charity race. He has no problem making time at Burghley so this should be a piece of cake for him. Andrew Nicholson to ride at Cheltenham Festival Freeing up his time: Mike Etherington-Smith is making more time for cross-country course design, by resigning from his role as Chief Executive of British Eventing. A loss for British Eventing and a…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

First cross-country lessons are never pretty...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Unsettling rescue names: A herd of 23 rescue horses are all recovered after being found in horrendous conditions in 2011. They have all been given breakfast themed names and are referred to as ‘The Breakfast Club’, which is strange because it makes you question if they are destined for the meat truck… Not to worry though are all guaranteed good homes for life. The Breakfast Club a tasty herd of horses British auction history made: Selling for a crazy 4.7 million pounds, Just…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

Even horses don't wake up looking stellar...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Out of this world driftwood horses: James Doran-Webb has crafted beautiful life-size driftwood horse sculptures, standing 6 feet tall and with moveable limbs. You will not regret checking out this album of his work. Year of the wooden horse United States: Sinead Halpin blog: She reflects on this her WEG experience, horse shopping in Germany, relationships and more – all from a matter of fact perspective. A must read blog that is both educational and entertaining . As a matter of fact Prepurchase exam ‘How…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Do not be a doper: You do not have to be competing at an FEI competition for your horse to be drug tested. Train your horse to say no to drugs. Dope tests: all you need to know World Class Development Programme: Four ’30 Under 30′ riders (David Doel, Laura Collett, Tom Jackson, Tom McEwen) have been selected to receive lottery funding. Young talent announced for Equestrian World Class Development United States: Horse STDs: Venereal diseases are not just a human problem, they can…

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Monday’s SCOOP

The weekend is a long ways away...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Sweden: Paid president: For the first time in  60 years the FEI will have a president who is not a royal. The job description for president has changed but its salary has not. Should the FEI pony up and pay its president? Ireland: 1,500-year-old leftover horse dinner: Cut marks on the bones indicate they were either used as subsistence or a sacrifice. Eating horse was considered ‘pagan’ at this time. Antlers and horse bones dating back 1,500 years found on Galway beach United States:…

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Sunday’s SCOOP

Waking up at 6:00 is less painful when you see this face waiting for you...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Australia: How Australia rode through history on the horse’s back No need to ‘go bush’ and follow the herd United Kingdom: Isobel Wessels: 9 tips for dressage success United States: Hero cop riding a horse stops gunman during Austin shooting rampage California Chrome sparkles in Hollywood Derby Equipment for managing horse pastures Weed of the month: Wild Violet Canada: Moving a house with horses. LITERALLY   Events this weekend in North America United States: Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. [Website] [Results]   Pine…

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Saturday’s SCOOP

Thank God it's Friday...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Ireland: Ireland to drive resurgence of Irish Draught horse United Kingdom: Do’s and don’ts for winter riding United States: Alternatives to baled hay Canada: Sable Island horses may face extinction, Parks Canada report warns 2015 National Dressage tests available   Excitement for the 2015 season is already building…

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Friday’s SCOOP

We have our mean faces on for Black Friday shopping. Only links today, we left work early to go camp out in the mall parking lot.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Australia: Promectin Plus Mini sponsored riders announced  United Kingdom: Whatcanyasay crowned top retrained racehorse [VIDEO] United States: The one gift your horse does NOT want you to buy this Black Friday Cowgirl uses horses to motivate at-risk kids Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies Horse with no eyes inspires children, veterans Sweden: Veterinary director Graeme Cooke leaves FEI   What makes Nick Gauntlett grumpy? 

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Thursday’s SCOOP

Throwback Thursday...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: New Zealand:  Kiwi team riders/artists?: Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Jock Paget, Jonelle and Tim Price, and other top kiwi riders have swapped their crops for paintbrushes to support a charitable art auction. They can ride, but can they draw? Kiwi eventers in charity art auction United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II wins FEI award: Her majesty is the first recipient of the ‘FEI Lifetime Achievement’ award. A leading role as supporter of equestrian sport throughout her reign as British monarch earns her this new award. Queen Elizabeth…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

One of Eventing Connect's writers - Madison Lawson

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Bigger Rolex prize money: America’s only CCI4* event, Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, has upped its prize money to $300,000. William Fox-Pitt and Andrew Nicholson are excited to be getting a raise. Rolex Kentucky 2015 prize money increase FEI Nations Cup qualifier in Ocala: Initially the FEI Nations Cup was going to be held in Wellington, FL but after a sponsorship termination it will now take place in Ocala, FL. Sponsorship agreement relocates Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Qualifier United Kingdom: Heroic horse: Albert the 17-year-old…

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