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Ten $3,000 Grants available for under-25 riders at Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event through reprisal of MARS Bromont Rising Program

  Following a hugely successful debut in June 2019 at the Bromont 3-Day Event, the MARS Bromont Rising Program will be offered at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event, November 14-17, 2019. The Program offers grants of $3,000 each to 10, under-25 U.S. or Canadian riders, competing in any of the event’s divisions which include: CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L and CCI2*-L. The recipients of the grant will participate in two days of mounted and unmounted instruction from leading coaches and clinicians at Mardanza Farms just prior to the competition dates. The grant money will be awarded in a lump sum…

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Eventing needs schooling shows and here’s why

  Eventing is a tough sport to start competing in compared to other riding disciplines. There are three very different, but equally important phases that you and your horse have to be able to master. With each of these three phases, comes a completely different set of rules. Some new eventers are fortunate to be partnered with a mount that has been there and done that. However, the majority of riders face their Eventing initiations on horses that are also new to the sport. Many sanctioned events in North America offer low-level divisions but competing at these events comes with…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Lessons learned at the Land Rover Kentucky 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 – Lessons learned at the Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L 10. Everyone still calls it Rolex. 9. Everyone still calls it a four-star… 8. Boyd Martin could pilot a 12hh pony around Kentucky while wearing a blindfold. 7. Chris Talley wins Mr. Congeniality by a landslide….

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Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event day two dressage report

  Connect with the LRK3DE action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries & Drawn Order] [Live Scores] Oliver Townend returned to the Kentucky Horse Park a reigning champion, and he took a strong step towards defending his title with a dominant performance in dressage aboard Cooley Master Class at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN. Townend, representing Great Britain, stands first with a score of 24.1, followed by countryman Piggy French riding Quarrycrest Echo (27.1). American Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg (27.9) is third and has taken over the top spot in the Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Championship. Yesterday’s top ride, Felix Vogg…

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Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event day one dressage report and photo gallery

  Connect with the LRK3DE action: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries & Drawn Order] [Live Scores] Swiss rider Felix Vogg marched out to an early lead following the first half of dressage at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN, taking the top spot on a score of 28 aboard Colero. Nipping at his heels are two Americans, Liz Halliday-Sharp riding Deniro Z (30.9) and Buck Davidson on Park Trader (32.1) Buck is also standing fifth on his second ride Jak My Style. Felix said of his ride aboard the 11-year-old Westphalian gelding: I’m pretty happy, he did a good…

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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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