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How being more adventurous can take your riding up a level – Sponsored by Back On Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Are you stuck in a routine of competing at the same events, year after year? Last year, I was fortunate to get to compete at numerous new events, and this year I will also try several new events. Discovering new events has inspired me to encourage you to also test out some new ones. It’s time to venture outside of your comfort zone and try new events this season with the help of these tips… Why should you compete at a new event? You get the opportunity…

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Your quick guide to the 2018 Luhmühlen CCI4* competition field – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Connect with the Luhmühlen CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] Today, the 2018 Luhmühlen CCI4* is kicking off with the first horse inspection. There are 53 pairs competing at this prestigious CCI4*. There are 50 different riders in the field from 14 different nations. Dressage begins tomorrow and finishes up on Friday, followed by what eventers love most, cross-country on Saturday and the event concludes on Sunday with show jumping. While you impatiently wait for the action to begin tomorrow, check out these fascinating…

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Six uplifting things equestrians need to remember – Sponsored by Back On Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com     In my riding career, I have received grim news from vets, had horrendously awful events and all other forms of lousy things come my way. As a general rule, I allow myself to sulk for one day when the news is relatively bad. Then the next morning, I wake up and put lots of effort into being positive and cheerful. This led me to realize all of the reasons why eventers’ lives are awesome, and we need not dwell on disappointing news….

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Four lifesaving tips to keep organized at one-day events – Sponsored by Back On Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   It is easy to have a love/hate relationship with one-day events. It’s great that you are in and out of the venue in a single day and free to spend the rest of your weekend how you please. But it can be a nightmare running three different phases in a single day. If you want your one-day events to go smoothly then you need to be super organized. From the moment you pull into the event, you have to have all of your…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Virginia International H.T. – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Connect with the Virginia International Horse Trials action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] This weekend, eventers on the East coast will be competing at the Virginia International Horse Trials in Lexington, VA. This event is running a CIC2* and a CCI1* along with national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to Intermediate. The event kicks off on Thursday with the first horse inspection for the CCI1* division. Dressage takes place on Friday for the CCI1* and the CIC2*, which will also show jump. Saturday is…

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17 Moments in an equestrian’s life that deserve a literal mic drop – Sponsored by Back On Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   mic drop: noun informal an instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive. Buy yourself a few microphones to bring to the barn because these moments in your life deserve a literal mic drop… 1) When you ride a clean flying change. 2) When someone asks you how you get your grey horse’s tail so white. 3) When you muck two stalls into one wheelbarrow load. 4)…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Jersey Fresh International – Sponsored by Back On Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Connect with the Jersey Fresh action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Results] The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event kicked off this morning with the first horse inspection for the CCI2* and CCI3* divisions. Dressage starts at 9:00 am Thursday, with the CCI2* and CCI3* competitors. Dressage finishes for the CCI2* and CCI3* divisions on Friday and the CIC2* and CIC3* dressage will also take place. Saturday, cross-country for all divisions is taking place and all divisions will show jump on Sunday. Since this is a…

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Your quick guide to the 2018 Badminton CCI4* competition field – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Draw order] Today, the 2018 Badminton CCI4* kicked off with the first horse inspection. There are 79 pairs competing at this prestigious CCI4* this week. There are 70 different riders in the field from 11 different nations. Dressage starts tomorrow and wraps up on Friday, followed by what is guaranteed to be some intense, cross-country on Saturday and the event finishes on Sunday with show jumping. While you impatiently wait for the action begin tomorrow, check…

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Seven ways to make this show season stress free – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Spring has sprung and competition season is about to is already in full swing for equestrians around the world. Of course, equestrians love competition season but with this time of year can come immense amounts of stress. You have spent your entire winter training hard to improve upon last year’s season and now is your time to showcase it. Unlike in other sports, your sole teammate is a horse making consistent competition success hard to deliver. Your horse is oblivious to how much…

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Responsible horse shopping: Buy a horse you will outgrow – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Imagine a world where not everyone is looking for a Preliminary horse… Preliminary is the magic level in Eventing when it comes to horse sales. Many riders will only buy horses that have gone Prelim if they have the budget. Riders without the budget for a proven Preliminary horse want a horse with ‘Preliminary or higher potential’. Although I have not personally sold many horses, I have been in enough sales barns to notice this definite buying trend. Wonderfully talented horses will get…

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