Category Archives: 2014’s 30 Under 30

18 Extraordinary ways to fall off your horse in 2018

  We are already nearly two months into 2018. If you have not fallen off a horse at least once yet this year, don’t worry there is still lots of time to hit the dirt this year. But why fall off your horse in the same old fashion? Simply getting bucked off has went out of style. These are some really crazy and impressive ways to fall that you might want to try out this year…   😂😂😂 – #horses#horsesofinstagram#pony#horse#fail#fall#funny#horseriding#equine#equestrian#horsefail A post shared by Equestrian Fails (@horsexfails) on Jan 11, 2018 at 12:33pm PST         Fail or…

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Ontario NAJYRC team report – Training camp in Kentucky

The North American Junior Young Rider Championships are this week, and Eventing kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with the first horse inspection. Riders from all over North America are either already in Kentucky or they are making their way there. Ontario’s Junior CCI1* team has already arrived and they have been in team training camp. Here is an update straight from Lexington, Kentucky. Thank-you Brittany Olliffe and Lisa Smith for giving us all the inside scoop. Everyone arrived safely on Friday evening, and all ponies were tucked into the gorgeous stalls at Team CEO Eventing.   Saturday morning everyone jogged…

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Ellie MacPhail & RF Eloquence – Rookie ride to Rolex 2015

Her last time competing in the Rolex stadium was in 2009 riding Woodstock at the North American Young Rider Championships. Six years later, Ellie MacPhail is on track to head back to Lexington, this time contesting her first four-star. This past weekend, Ellie and RF Eloquence (Bobby), a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding, placed 2nd at the CIC3* Poplar Farm Horse Trials. After scoring a 48 in dressage, Ellie and Bobby kept their second place position from beginning to end. A solid run on cross-country capped off the weekend and reassured Ellie that their fitness plan is working. Galloping, trot sets and…

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Eventing from Portugal – VIDEO Break

    Riders from across Europe kicked off their 2015 Eventing seasons in Portugal at Barroca d’Alva over the weekend. Congrats to Top 30 Under 30 rider, David Doel, for starting off his year with a win in the CIC2* on Miss Caruso. Enjoy this video series from last year’s event and get a taste of Eventing in Portugal. You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Protest launched over Hawley Bennett-Awad nomination for Carded Athlete status Today’s SCOOP Last Week TODAY Hunting to swimming in one jump – VIDEO Break Lesley and Leslie Law – Finding love at Rolex…

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Rolex bound – Ellie MacPhail – 30 Under 30

Placing 11th at her first CCI3* at the 2014 Fair Hill International, Ellie MacPhail (USA) is now aiming to do her first CCI4* at Rolex. She finished 24th on the overall USEA leaderboard and 63rd on the FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings. Ellie runs her own farm in Florida with 12 horses in her string and has recently started a small breeding program with some proven eventing mares and exceptional stallions. She also buys and sells horses as part of her business. At only 24, Ellie has the horses, is getting results and has a long-term plan for success making…

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Pony club to four-star – Camilla Speirs – 30 Under 30

Little girls often dream about riding their pony at the World Equestrian games. Camilla Spiers (IRL) 25, actually did. Her popular little horse, Postersize Just A Jiff, was originally purchased as a 4-year old for Camilla to ride in pony classes. When he grew too big for ponies, it was not in the plans for him to go to WEG. However, as Camilla and Jiff progressed up the levels she believed he was a four-star horse when others didn’t. She and Jiff were not named to the original team for WEG; they got the call up when another rider’s horse…

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Producer of a three-star champion – Jaimie Stichel – Top 30 Under 30

With a couple of three-star wins to her name in the past year, Jaimie Stichel (AUS) has the 2018 World Equestrian Games in her sights. At only 19, she is currently 118th in the Eventing – FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings. Her days are long, starting at the track at 4:00 am riding horses. She gets home at around 10:00 am and starts her work day in her own yard. She took her first crack at a four-star this fall at Adelaide. Although it did not go to plan, she intends to compete there again in 2015. As a Young…

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Son of Eventing Olympians making it on his own – Waylon Roberts – Top 30 Under 30

Breaking onto a senior team at only 18, Waylon Roberts rode for Canada at the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro. Now at the age of 26, his chances of doing it again are looking promising. This fall, after acquiring the ride on Kelecyn Cognac, they competed at the Fair Hill International, finishing 4th in the CCI2* in a field of 120 riders. Waylon was the top placing Canadian, delivering the best Canadian CCI2* result in North America in over two years. With the 2015 Pan Am Games on the horizon, Waylon is one of Canada’s strongest contenders…

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Sparkles and babies the secret to success – Sam Watson – 30 Under 30

Since 2010, Sam Watson (IRL), 29, and his longtime partner Horseware Bushman have been fan favourites and regulars at Badminton and Burghley. With solid cross-country rounds they are a pleasure to watch and have consistently finished in the top third of the field. For almost a decade, they have made their way up the levels and have rode for Ireland at the 2010 and the 2014 World Equestrian Games. With an established four-star record and more promising horses coming up the levels, Sam is certainly one of the world’s top 30 Under 30. Irish rebel Sam was raised around horses,…

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From WEG groom to WEG rider – Murray Pote – 30 Under 30

Leading the FEI World Eventing Rankings in his zone of Africa and the Middle East, 23, year old Murray Pote, (RSA) is putting in place a plan to ride for South Africa at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Since 2010, when South Africa sent a team to the WEG at Lexington, Eventing in South Africa has been growing with considerably more FEI events. Murray is leading the pack with competitive results and is one of the world’s top 30 Under 30. Eventing in South Africa Murray grew up with horses as his mom runs a breeding operation. His top mare,…

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