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Ingrid Klimke dominates day one at the Event Rider Masters Wiesbaden CIC3*

  Connect with the Wiesbaden ERM CIC3* action: [Live stream] [Results] [Times] [Website] The morning of day one in Wiesbaden produced the lowest average ERM Dressage scores of all time but with only the top 5 (20%) achieving sub-30 scores, the marks weren’t flowing freely from the Judges. Sitting in third place going into the Show Jumping this afternoon was Dutch Olympic Event Rider Tim Lips and his ride Bayro on a score of 27.7 Second place after Dressage was World Number 1 and 2016 ERM Champion Oliver Townend and Cillnabradden Evo. Leading by a large margin on his score…

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How many teams are accepted for the Team Competition Pilot Program at 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover?

  The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) has announced that 15 teams have been accepted to take part in the new Team Competition, presented by Starting Gate College Consulting, at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, to be held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The team competition is a pilot program, allowing members of Pony Clubs, show stables, and collegiate and high school teams to collaborate in transitioning a horse off the track, under their coach or trainer’s guidance. Teams must have a minimum of four members, with one designated as team captain, and each team can enter…

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The deadline to submit nominations for 2018 EC Board of Directors is approaching

  The nominations for the 2018 EC Board of Directors will be accepted until June 1, 2018. EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada. EC Directors will also have the chance to work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening partnerships within Canada and abroad. Prospective candidates interested in serving on the…

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An exciting new addition to this year’s Tryon World Equestrian Games – WEQx Games™

  2018 WEQx Games™ to be held at Tryon International Equestrian Center this September 11-23, 2018 concurrent with FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Mark Bellissimo and the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) announced today that athlete inquiries are now open for the first annual 2018 WEQx Games™. In the inaugural year, the competition intends to have nine spectator-friendly equine competitions that highlight the accessibility, diversity, athleticism, and passion for horses and horse sport for athletes of all ages. The goal over time is to expand the WEQx Games™ to include a broad range of diverse competitions each year. The…

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Top 10 triumphant moments at the Badminton CCI4* – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster

  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.   Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Final Results] Let’s take a moment and celebrate the “Top 10 triumphant moments” at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this year. We all were smiling for everyone on the list. We are Eventers; we can’t help but be happy for these riders. 1) Tom McEwen (GBR) show jumping a perfect double clear round with Toledo de Kerser to finish in 7th place….

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Apply now for the Equestrian Canada National Coaching Technical Committee

  Equestrian Canada (EC) is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on EC’s new National Coaching Technical Committee (NCTC) until the deadline of May 18, 2018. About the NCTC A new operational committee of EC, the NCTC will work collaboratively with EC, the Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs), and the EC National Coaching Operations Committee (NCOC). The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will have an advisory role on the committee to ensure national sporting organization best practices are incorporated into the equestrian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) stream. The NCTC will be tasked with reviewing and further developing…

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Jonelle Price is the first female champion in over a decade at the Badminton CCI4*

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Times/Results] Jonelle Price became the first female winner of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in over a decade when she sealed victory in today’s final showjumping phase with an immaculate showjumping clear on Classic Moet. The New Zealander and Trisha Rickard’s feisty little black mare have been the epitome of cool all week and they won the title in the traditional way, climbing up the leaderboard from 22nd after dressage with two faultless, fast jumping performances. Jonelle says: Being a CCI4* winner is an elite club to join and it’s been…

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Jonelle Price and Classic Moet speed into the lead – Badminton CCI4* cross-country report

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Times/Results] Many had predicted that this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials would not be a dressage competition, and so it proved, with New Zealand’s Jonelle Price and Classic Moet soaring from 22nd place after the first phase into the lead with a thrilling exhibition of fast cross-country riding. Jonelle has been described as the fastest female event rider on the planet and it seems that the arrival of her baby son, Otis, last summer has done nothing to put the brakes on. She finished just one second over the optimum despite…

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Oliver Townend is all Class – Badminton CCI4* dressage report

  Connect with the Badminton CCI4* action:[Website] [Schedule] [Times/Results] …from the moment I got on him down at the stables this afternoon he felt fantastic. Oliver Townend fist-pumped the air as he exited the arena at the end of two nail-biting days of dressage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. When his score flashed up on the board a minute later it became clear why. His mark of 20.8 (79%) not only left him at the top of the leaderboard, but it was the best score posted at Badminton for 18 years. Oliver’s ride, Karyn Shuter’s Ballaghmor Class, produced…

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Townend ends Jung’s three-year reign as number one in the FEI World Eventing Rankings

  Oliver Townend (GBR) is eventing’s new world number one, taking over from longtime leader Michael Jung (GER). Jung, reigning Olympic champion, has held top spot since the middle of 2015, but he has now been replaced by 35-year-old Townend following his thrilling victory at the Lexington (USA) CCI4* last weekend. Townend (35) was briefly world number one in 2009 – a stellar year for him when he won the Badminton (GBR) CCI4* and Burghley (GBR) CCI4* titles – and he now reclaims top spot.     And it comes on the eve of this year’s Badminton, where a Townend…

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