Happy Birthday to us! Feel free to send gifts…

 

Happy Birthday to us! Feel free to send gifts…

It is hard to believe that three years have whizzed by since I launched www.eventingconnect.today. This was an idea that I came up with to bring a different angle to the sport of Eventing that I am obsessed with. I have been so lucky to have the support of great contributors over the past few years. First and foremost, I need to thank AJ Dyer. She was one of the original founders of the legendary Eventing Nation and her guidance has been instrumental to our success here at Eventing Connect as well. I continue to learn from AJ’s advice and articles as she is the consummate horse woman and OTTB expert. Christa Dillon has been like our Irish good luck charm. From Ireland, she continues to write articles that make our readers laugh, cheer and cry in spite of it all. Ema Klugman has been an invaluable contributor with Pony Club credentials and recently riding at the Advanced she continues to bring a competitive point of view from a young rider. Lynn Travers is our newest writer and as an adult amateur, our readers are loving her unique perspective as she conquers Eventing as a weekend warrior.

There have been many other writers that have shared their stories and perspectives with you and thank you to all of them. I know that everyone has a story and we have made a point of trying to share as many as possible to inspire other riders and to enlighten fans. Two of our most successful rider series are:

I am thankful that you tune in every day to allow us to share our point of view. I know we have pissed you off sometimes and we continue to learn what topics you enjoy and which ones you don’t give a rat’s ass about. We are grateful that many of you share our wicked sense of humour and you know our policy, if you don’t have a sense of humour…best you don’t read our Top 10 lists.

We are very proud of the topics that we share that help people with their riding and we are sorry that sometimes our writer’s have made you cry. I never tire of finding the stories and videos each day to educate and entertain you. I love my job and thank you for allowing me to do it.

If you want to send any of us a little birthday gift, all the writers here would be happy to accept 5 and 6 year-olds with upper level potential. In the meantime, here are a few of the stories that our readers have shared the most in case you missed them.

Thank you again for your support.
 

17 Reasons why riding instructors are way overpaid | Eventing Connect   17 Reasons why riding instructors are way overpaid Riding instructors/coaches are definitely one of the most grossly overpaid profe…

19 things all riders secretly do but don’t talk about | Eventing Connect   19 things all riders secretly do but don’t talk about We all do things in our lives that we are not necessarily proud of. No matt…

I over-horsed my child; don’t be stupid like me | Eventing Connect   I over-horsed my child; don’t be stupid like me When your kid loves horses and you know nothing about them, it is not an easy spo…

Buck Davidson makes mind blowing save at Carolina International CIC3* | Eventing Connect Buck Davidson riding Park Trader gave the crowds at the first water a legendary story to repeat for ages. Riding 12 horses a show, certainly…

Being good at death – It’s part of the deal for horse owners | Eventing Connect   Being good at death – It’s part of the deal for horse owners Perhaps the hardest part of owning a horse, is losing a horse. Nobody …

Riders, quit asking people to “DONATE” – It makes you appear pathetic and you are not | Eventing Connect   Riders, quit asking people to “DONATE” – It makes you appear pathetic and you are not If you have the word “Donate” on yo…

All Aboard the train to heaven — Angels must need four star horses, too. | Eventing Connect   All Aboard the train to heaven — Angels must need four star horses, too. Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had to say go…

Friday’s Five – Tips for competing in comfort when your horse trailer lacks living-quarters | Eventing Connect   Friday’s Five – Tips for competing in comfort when your horse trailer lacks living-quarters Eventing is an outdoor sport; in betwee…

Owning a horse is a stupid idea so how did you get suckered into it? | Eventing Connect   WARNING: Uncensored language. But all in fun. Owning a horse is a stupid idea so how did you get suckered into it? Horses are …

When supportive parents become a liability – Coaches need to speak up | Eventing Connect There are two types of supportive horse show parents and we have all encountered them: 1) Parents who push their children – These paren…

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When is it ok to blame your horse? | Eventing Connect   When is it ok to blame your horse? Horses really are the ultimate brain melt. Growing up, the majority of us are programmed and conditioned to never EVER blame the horse when things are going wrong. But is this always appropriate? It’s quite a difficult journey from childhood to adult in terms of a rider’s …

Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event this weekend – Sponsored by Back on Track | Eventing Connect   Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com Connect with the Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries] Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event this weekend – Sponsored by Back on…

Freakishly athletic young prospect – Check out the Goresbridge select sale of eventers | Eventing Connect   Freakishly athletic young prospect – Check out the Goresbridge select sale of eventers Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] Over the next couple of weeks, the writers at www.eventingconnect.today are going to share their wishlists from the Goresbridge Go For Gold Select…

Is this dog a better rider than you are? – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   Is this dog a better rider than you are? – VIDEO Break If you have ever jumped a horse over anything you will understand that it is a challenge. However, this little dog has jumping his pony down to a science. He even has a great eye for distances and plenty of control despite riding without a bridle or a sa…

Tuesday’s Top 10 – Excuses why my rider is in the dirt | Eventing Connect   WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   …

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Five ways to save time at the barn without making any sacrifices – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster | Eventing Connect   MD Barnmaster is the leader in custom designed barns, horse housing, professional equestrian facilities, horse stalls, modular buildings and barn accessories. Build A Better Barn. Contact MD Barnmaster today. Five ways to save time at the barn without making any sacrifices – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster T…

The smaller the pony, the bigger the attitude – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   The smaller the pony, the bigger the attitude – VIDEO Break Everyone knows that ponies might look cute and innocent but they are actually borderline demons. This miniature pony is no exception. He has some serious beef with his owner raking leaves and isn’t afraid to express it…     …

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Last Week TODAY | Eventing Connect   Last Week TODAY Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   Awesome prize! Man do they give the best prizes out at the BLMS or what?! #booedup A post shared by Lainey Ashker (@laineyea) on Oct 15, 2017 at…

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