Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Wednesday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Aging tendons: British researchers used horse tendons to study the mechanisms behind the stiffening of tendons in humans with age, because horse tendons are similar to human. By repeatedly stretching horse tendons to assess their elasticity and ability to recover, scientists have discovered the cause of the stiffening of tendons with age. New research gives fresh insights into stiffening of aging tendons Queen’s favourites: Here are some of the horses that are likely among those that the Queen remembers with particularly fond memories….

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Studding guidelines: With so many studs to chose from and the fact the footing you run your horses on can vary so greatly, it makes choosing studs complicated. Learn how some of the best riders and grooms in the industry chose when to stud, how many studs to use, and which size and shape of studs they pick. When should you use studs on your horse Ballindenisk team: The British have announced their team for the next leg of the FEI CICO3* Eventing…

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Monday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Australia: West Nile virus’ cousin: Expand your knowledge on equine diseases and find out more about the strikingly similar disease to West Nile virus, the Murray Valley encephalitis virus, which occurs primarily in Australia. Murray Valley encephalitis in horses: What we know Switzerland: Eventing remodelled: Since the FEI released their list of proposed changes to Eventing and other horse sports there has been a lot of conversation in the horse world regarding if these changes will ever become a reality. How likely are these changes…

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Sunday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: France keen on hosting 2024 Olympics Spain: Researchers develop artificial equine skin United Kingdom: 9 things beginner riders should be warned about Ancient rare breed at risk once again United States: The dos and don’ts of breaking in a new bridle   Events this weekend in North America United States: Fair Hill International H.T. & CIC [Website] [Omnibus] [Results] Longleaf Pine H.T. [Website] [Omnibus] [Results] CDCTA Spring II H.T.  [Website] [Omnibus] [Entries] River Glen Spring H.T.  [Website] [Omnibus] [ Times] [Results] Holly Hill…

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Saturday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: New Zealand: NZL Senior Oceania Squad Switzerland: Shorter dressage formats crucial to discipline’s future, survey finds United Kingdom: Horse escapes into lorry living and helps himself to dog food Record levels of prize money at Floors 2015 United States: New test helps vets evaluate bloodworms’ link to colic Podcast: Hall of Fame Discussion with Jo Whitehouse and Rolex Preview with Jordan Linstedt Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston’s horse shampoo can give you a glossy shine too   Events this weekend in North…

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Friday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Switzerland: Is WEG too unaffordable?: The Sports Consultancy has prepared a report for the FEI that goes into great detail on why the World Equestrian Games are too complex for it to be affordable for most nations to host. Are there enough solutions that could secure the future of the WEG in years to come? Consultants label WEG too complex, too costly United Kingdom: Avebury sitting out at Badminton: The three time Burghley winning mount of Andrew Nicholson’s will be a no show at this…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Australia: Oceania Young Rider team: See which up and coming Aussie eventers will be representing their country at the 2015 Oceania Eventing Young Rider Championship in Taupo (NZL) from 15-17 May 2015. Oceania Eventing Australian Young Rider team announced Brazil: Buy your Olympic tickets: The clock is ticking and if you want to watch the Olympics next year you should purchase your tickets before April 30th in order to guarantee participation in the second draw for tickets in July. Time running out for first dibs…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Ireland: Fenyas Elegance returns to breeder: Irish rider, Aoife Clark, has given up the ride on the mare which she won two CCI3* events on and completed the World Equestrian Games in Normandy on last year, finishing in 21st place. Aoife feels that although the mare is incredible at the three-star level, the increased difficulty in dressage at the four-star level is too much for the mare. Irish eventer gives up ride on double CCI3* winner Shipping fever: A common problem associated with long-distance…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Italy: Genetic anomaly:  An Italian Trotting horse has been born an albino but its eyes are brown, leaving scientists baffled. They are studying the foal’s genetic sequence to find the cause of the mutation and they also believe it could be the key to expanding the equestrian world’s understanding of the equine genome. Scientists baffled by albino horse with brown eyes United Kingdom: New international event: Bicton Arena’s first ever International Horse Trials, which take place from April 24 to 26, will boast a true international field with…

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Monday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: Show jumping gone wrong: The €400,000 Grand Prix Hermès CSI 5* at Saut Hermès was riddled with some not-so-pretty moments happening to the world’s most elite riders, check them out for yourself and feel better about your last competition screw up. 5 dicey moments in the Saut Hermès Grand Prix and one that paid off Australia: Sam Griffiths’ Badminton prep: Listen to Sam and his head groom, Imogen Mercer, talk about the preparations they have been making to get ready to defend…

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