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Why you need to be a true Eventing fan if you ever want to be a successful eventer

  Eventing is not a mainstream sport. If you tell non-horsey people that you are an eventer chances are they will think that you plan events or just look at you with a confused expression. Eventing is not broadcast on television channels on a regular basis like hockey, football and tennis. Unless you are an equestrian or have an equestrian in the family, odds are you will never have heard of Eventing. Since Eventing is not a popular sport amongst the general public, top eventers don’t reap big salaries and worldwide fame like the top players in other sports. However,…

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DEADLINE is fast approaching! Choose your Carolina International fantasy team today

  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 a chance for these prizes: $117 worth of fun riding swag…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Classic excuses for NEVER competing at a CCI5*-L

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.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Classic excuses for NEVER competing at a CCI5*-L 10. I made the safe choice and went to University. 9. My horse never liked flying changes and I did not want to put any pressure on him. 8. I could never find a good enough coach. 7.  My parents were too…

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Event Rider Masters series releases their 2019 calendar

  The Event Rider Masters (ERM) has today confirmed its 2019 Calendar. Consisting of six legs, including two brand new European locations, this year is set to continue the impressive international expansion of the world’s top Eventing series with new legs in France and Ireland. Launched in 2016, ERM condenses the traditional equestrian three-day event into two days. Including all three disciplines – Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, each phase of every world-class competitor is live streamed and included in a post produced television highlights show which airs in 101 countries worldwide. ERM is the most valuable Series in…

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Applications now open for 2019 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover!

  Applications are now open for the Retired Racehorse Project’s 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2019, and accepted trainers will be announced on February 1, 2019. Now in its fifth year in its current format and at its current location, the Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 disciplines for recently-retired Thoroughbreds with less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. Disciplines include barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and ranch work. Horses and trainers will compete for $100,000 in…

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Top sellers and notable buyers at the Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale 2018

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Video previews] [Goresbridge Horse Alumni] [Full 2018 sales results] On Monday and Tuesday on this week, the 2018 Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale took place at the Barnadown & Amber Springs Hotel in County Wexford and it was once again a massive success. An impressive 81% of the horses sold, achieving an average sale price of €19,197. The top seller was an Lot 38 – an unnamed 3-year-old gelding (OBOS Quality x God Mother, by Ghareeb) who sold for €59,000 to Sam Ecroyd (GBR), who is one of the top young up-and-coming riders…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Ocala Jockey Club International

  Connect with all the Ocala Jockey Club International action: [Omnibus] [Schedule] [Website] [Entries] [Results]   This weekend, some of the top eventing pairs in North America are competing at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event in Reddick, Florida. This is only the third year running of this event and again this year there are four FEI divisions – a CCI3*, CIC3*, a CCI2* and a CCI1*. There are 36 pairs set to compete in the CIC3*, 45 in the CCI2* and a whopping 96 in the CCI1* division. The action kicks off today with the first horse inspection for the CCI3*,…

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Get the inside scoop about the Goresbridge sale from the Slezaks!

Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] Katlyn Hewson-Slezak and Karl Slezak are two of Canada’s top Eventers. They are competitive riders aiming to represent Canada at major games. They operate a successful sales and coaching business at Wolf Run Farm, Caledon, ON during the summer and Spruce Stables South, Ocala, FL during the winter. As part of their competitive goals and business, they are always on the hunt for top horses. They make a point now of attending the Goresbridge Go For Gold sale in Kilkenny, Ireland to locate horses for clients and themselves. This year will be the…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Virginia International H.T. – from Goresbridge Go For Gold

  The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its ninth renewal, the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale. Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale (November 12-13th) : [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage]   Connect with the Virginia International Horse Trials action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Virginia International H.T. – from Goresbridge Go For Gold/h4> This weekend, eventers on the East coast will be competing at the Virginia International…

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Equestrian Canada appoints a new Director of Finance and Administration

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced John Wightman has been appointed Director of Finance and Administration, effective Oct. 29, 2018. Wightman brings extensive knowledge to the position, developed over 10 years of management experience covering all facets of finance and corporate services. He is intimately familiar with the mechanics of not-for-profit national sport organizations, having previously held the same role of Director of Finance and Administration with Speed Skating Canada. Wightman also offers insight gained from working in the private sector, as well as public Crown companies, and holds two professional accounting designations (CPA, CGA) through the Chartered Professional Accountants…

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