Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Tuesday’s SCOOP

Why tuck your hair into your helmet? #FreeThePonytail

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Barn perfume: Have you ever had to shower before going out to dinner but still wanted to smell like a barn? Do not worry there is a line of fragrances that includes various barn scents. Would you wear eau de equine? Hair follicle drug test: A racetrack in California is introducing hair follicle testing to better control doping. Maybe the FEI will add this to their drug-testing regime. US track brings in hair follicle testing to thrawt doping United Kingdom: ‘Top 30 Under…

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Monday’s SCOOP

Munchkin Monday.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Spotted: top eventers out team chasing Just a Dude Dancing With His Horse. No Biggie. France: Greater media visibility crucial to growth of equestrian sport – French presidential candidate Australian: Wandin Park to host 2015 Australian Eventing Championships United States: Elastic rein inserts’ impact on communication and training   Events results from the weekend in North America United States: MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Results]   If you try this at home you better wear a helmet at the very least……

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Sunday’s SCOOP

Kermit is now in Florida... He wanted his ice boots on to remind him of Canada.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: France: Tenareze sold to Harry Meade United Kingdom: Gold rush for British students United States: Phoenix man accused of punching Tempe police horse New film puts spotlight on USA’s working horses Assessing hay quality That’s going to leave a mark…   Events results from the weekend in North America United States: MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Results]   Are you going to be a Jump X Extreme rider next year?  

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Saturday’s SCOOP

David Ziegler on his young horse Chester County.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: Canada: Canadian young rider internationally recognized: One of Eventing Connect’s 30 Under 30, David Ziegler, has been nominated for the Longines Rising Star award Canadian David Ziegler nominated for FEI award Denmark: Enormous show budgets worry FEI presidential candidate Ireland: Sale of Frankel filly breaks Irish record at €1.8m United States: Can Horse Owners Win In Tax Court By Partnering With Trainers? The Good Ride   Events this weekend in North America United States: MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Results] FEI events around…

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Friday’s SCOOP

How many more days until the first event of the upcoming season?

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Arab Emirates: Royal MVP: Prince Harry won ‘Most Valuable Player’ in this week’s Sentebale Polo Cup at Abu Dhabi’s Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club. A prince playing in a charity event does add some value. Prince Harry definitely the most valuable player New Zealand: Flying Finish sold: Lucinda Fredericks has sold Flying Finish and Kiwi superstar, Caroline Powell, is taking over the ride. He is only 12 so expect to see Caroline flying around some future major games on him. Caroline Powell to ride Flying…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

Florida dreaming. Leaving Friday...if the weather calms down.

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Volunteer instead of hoarding: Before you volunteer at a horse adoption agency read these tips on how to avoid heading home with a new horse every time. The struggle is real. How to help horses in need (without becoming a hoarder) Horse carriage sting operation?: A stable owner is suing over the wife of a former MTA chairman forcing him out of the city carriage business. Supposedly after a manure incident she left as an unhappy costumer, then set up a sting operation for…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

Trying to leave for Florida has become equivalent to escaping an icy prison..

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United States: Stunt rider Taylor Swift: Stunt riders worldwide possibly are feeling a lack of job security after Taylor Swift has entered the business. Taylor Swift actually stood on a horse in the ‘Blank Space video & I attempt to figure out how she did it Cat or horse fight: Is your horse being aggressive towards your barn cat or other small animals? Bring peace ‘barnwide’ and put an end to the violence. Contempt for cats Switzerland:  Planning an Olympics: Part of the Olympic Agenda 2020 plan…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

Skulls and cross-bones for buttons...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: Combat mud fever: Winter is setting in and has made a muddy mess out of many paddocks. Have a less miserable start to winter by combatting mud fever with tact. Mud fever: signs, treatments and prevention Ireland:  Bad attitude or welfare concern: Researchers observe elite dressage and jumping horses displaying conflict behaviour such as tail swishing indicating they are not prepared for competition. Should the FEI be using this behaviour as an indicator of horse welfare? Conflict behaviour suggest even elite horses can lack preparation –…

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Monday’s SCOOP

Lucky staff from Eventing Connect are Florida bound this week...

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: New Zealand: African horse sickness and bluetongue virus: Midges that are known to transmit these deadly horse diseases could spread to more locations and wreak havoc. African horse sickness: Where are the midges that carry the disease likely to spread? Australia: #1 with one eye: Kristy Douglas rode Cushavon Crackerjack to victory at Adelaide’s CCI2*. Missing an eye does not handicap some horses. What a Crackerjack! United States: Hay stash: Make sure you store your hay correctly, if not it could ignite.. Not a mistake…

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Sunday’s SCOOP

With lots of snow in the forecast it might be best to hang your horse laundry inside... Or move to Florida

New updates all day, check back often Twitter: @eventingconnect to stay connected with everything eventing World wide bits and bites: United Kingdom: City riding: You can book a riding lesson in London. Urban horse riding centres are a real thing and there are horses calm enough to hack through the bustling city streets. Urban horse riding canters ahead Open season: These hunters are not riding ATVs and shooting at deer. Take a look at these breath taking photos of fearless riders out fox hunting. Were you out with the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale or West Norfolk Canada: Banff poop dilemma: Banff residents are complaining…

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