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Find your perfect mount and enjoy an Irish vacation – Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Video previews] [Goresbridge Horse Alumni] Oscar Wilde once said “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” And so it is that some of the most discerning people involved in the sport of Eventing will make their way to the Goresbridge Go For Gold sale, in search of future equine stars. Goresbridge Horse Sales is perhaps the most synonymous name associated with travelling to Ireland to purchase a horse. Martin and Mary Francis Donohoe run a number of performance sales every year, as well as bloodstock and youngstock sales,…

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Klimke in control after cross-country despite a leaderboard shake-up

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Schedule] [Individual Scores] [Team Scores] Germany’s Ingrid Klimke kept her nerve to grab the lead as the Irish and French lit up a dramatic, adrenaline-fuelled day of eventing at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Klimke, second overnight, made it look easy as she and mount SAP Hale Bob OLD flew around the 5,700m course in 10:00 minutes, bang on the optimal time. Great Britain’s Rosalind Canter kept a relatively familiar look to the leaderboard as she and Allstar B improved from third to second, following a swift, flawless round. But the…

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Germany dominates dressage but can they keep the lead after cross-country?

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Schedule] [Cross-country start Times] Individual Scores] [Team Scores] Ingrid Klimke underlined Germany’s extraordinary dominance in dressage as she and mount SAP Hale Bob OLD leapt to within touching distance of compatriot Julia Krajewski at the top of the leaderboard as the first stage of the Mars eventing dressage came to an end at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). A beautifully controlled ride in front of a packed house secured the 2017 European individual and reigning Olympic team champion a score of 23.30. It places her second and gives Germany vice-like control…

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DEADLINE TICKING: Less that 48 hours to choose your winning Fantasy WEG Eventing team for great prizes

FREE to play, EASY to enter. Fantasy Equestrian Teams is thrilled to bring you the chance to compete at WEG from the sidelines. You could win over $700 worth of prizes by putting your fandom skills to great use and choosing the best Fantasy Eventing Team ever dreamed. In the simplest terms, you choose a Fantasy Team of four pairs and if your team delivers the lowest accumulated score, you win bragging rights and a chance for these prizes: $500 wardrobe from the Irideon 2018 Fall/Winter line $117 worth of fun riding swag from Shop ATTITUDE $150 engraved leather halter from Perri’s Leather…

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Are your show coat preferences similar to the rest of the equestrian world? Check out last week’s poll results

  Last week, we polled riders from around the equestrian world on which show coat they are riding in and why. Over 2,200 riders responded to the poll giving us a great idea of what people are using. Of course, picking a pair of show coat is a personal choice because everyone has different body types, personal style and budgets. There are many brands of show coat on the market but some appear to be more popular. Check out the poll results below to see how which show coat equestrians are riding in… Are you part of the majority or…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Leila Saxe

Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Leila Saxe, a 15-year-old Junior rider from Atlanta Georgia. Leila will be representing Area III at the North American Junior Championships at Rebecca Farms in Montanna this weekend.   If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Leila I started Eventing three years ago on a grey warmblood named Graffiti. After my first event, I was hooked on Eventing. Once I got to training level, it became clear to my trainer that…

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When a horse show weekend SUCKS – Did you have a bad weekend too?

  On Mondays, your social media is often filled with cute statuses about how your fellow equestrians’ weekends went and of course, ribbon photos. Yes, the classic ribbon on a horse’s bridle photos with someone holding it smiling like a Cheshire cat. One quick scroll down any social media platform and you will see way too many of these victorious little photos with joyous captions. But sometimes your weekend will SUCK. To keep things real, Sable Giesler shared her sucky weekend tale and asked Eventing Connect readers to share their horrendous weekend stories. Our readers did not disappoint… Kicking off…

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Choose the winning Fantasy Kentucky four-star team and win Eponia Breeches!

  Fantasy Equestrian Teams is thrilled to bring fans and riders a chance to join the fun from the sidelines. Players get a chance to win cash and prizes, bringing a new element to the sport. This gives everyone a chance to showcase their team picking skills and participate in every show. Join the fun and see how well you know the Eventing talent!!! In the simplest terms, you choose a Fantasy Team of four pairs and if your team delivers the lowest accumulated score, you win bragging rights and $185.00 pair of breeches from Eponia Equestrian Sport It is easy to enter and…

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Monday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Event results in North America over the weekend: Stable View Spring H.T. (SC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Scores] Carolina International CIC and H.T. (NC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Scores] Poplar Place Farm March H.T. (GA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Scores] Southern Arizona H.T. (AZ) [Omnibus] [Website] [Scores] Worldwide bits and bites Canada: Online course helps combat killer colic in horses – Horsetalk.co.nz Online training in gut health and colic prevention has prompted several Canadian trainers to change their horse management methods.     United Kingdom: ‘The key that unlocks a horse’s potential’: how to master riding…

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Choose your Fantasy Team from the Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix and win fun prizes

  The popular $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational will play out on March 6th at Southern Cross Equestrian in Reddick, Florida. For five years, this favourite competition with fans has been providing riders with the chance to get their horses in a competitive show jumping atmosphere right before heading to the Red Hills International Horse Trials. This year, Fantasy Equestrian Teams is thrilled to bring fans and riders a chance to join the fun from the sidelines. Fantasy Equestrian Teams give fans and supporters an official platform to participate in the sport when you are not riding. The intention is…

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