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World wide bits and bites:

Sweden:

New frangible pin FEI rule: The FEI has changed the frangible pin rule so that if a rider and horse break a pin on cross-country an automatic 21 penalties are added to their score. This rule seems simple but is it fair?
New F.E.I. rule – The stealthy gamechanger?

New Zealand:

Herpes: Scientists search for more answers about the dangerous equine herpesvirus-1, which can cause neurological disease.
Study to delve into equine herpesvirus infection in NZ

United Kingdom:

Nicola Wilson shares tips: Make your winter training productive with some helpful advice from top British eventer.
9 top winter training tips from Nicola Wilson

United States:

Older horse care: Geriatric horses need to be wormed and vaccinated regularly because they are prone to diseases and complications. Understand how to appropriately care for your older horse.
Don’t forget to vaccinate and deworm old horses

Biggest barn in US: Take a tour of America’s largest horse barn, dream big, and go buy a lottery ticket.
This is what America’s largest horse barn looks like

 

Events this weekend in North America

US:

Poplar Place Farm February H.T.  [Website] [Entries]
Sporting Days Farm I H.T.  [Website] [Entries]
Galway Downs Winter H.T. [Website] [Entries/Times]

 

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