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The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 countdown is on – New campaign launches

  There’s no event quite like it! The FEI World Equestrian Games™ is the pinnacle of equestrian sport and yesterday marks two months to go to the opening ceremony for Tryon 2018! With an anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries scheduled to attend, this edition will be one of the biggest sporting events on US soil this year and will attract an expected on-site audience of over 500,000. The eighth edition of the Games is generating huge excitement at the prospect of the world’s best partnerships from across all the FEI disciplines uniting…

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Top six triumphant moments at Great Meadow International – 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 Great Meadow International action: [Website] [Results] Top pairs from around the world were contesting at the Great Meadow International CICO3* Nations Cup event over the weekend. This is the only Nations Cup event held in North America and the fifth leg of the series. With many Great Britain fielding a team and Canada and the USA sending their very best to this event, the competition was…

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Ballot nominations confirmed for 2018 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

  The Equestrian Canada (EC) Nominating Committee has announced the slate of seven candidates selected for presentation to EC’s voting members for consideration as Directors on the 2018 EC Board. A total of 13 qualified candidates provided a nomination package by the close of the nomination period on June 1, 2018. All candidate applications were reviewed by the EC Nominating Committee members, who are as follows: Dominique Chagnon (Chair) – Calixa-Lavallée, QC Mike Boyd – Etobicoke, ON Krista Foley – Sackville, NS Diane Goyette – St. Lazare, QC Lorraine MacDonald – Terra Cotta, ON Richard Mackenzie – Nestleton, ON Karen…

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Canadian team named for the 2018 Great Meadow International FEI Eventing Nations Cup™

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced the athletes who will represent the Canadian Eventing Team at the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International FEI Eventing Nations Cup™, presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, VA from July 6-8, 2018. The Canadian Eventing Team will be comprised of the following athletes (listed in alphabetical order): In addition, the following Canadian athlete/horse combinations will compete as individuals: The Canadian athletes will be supported by Chef d’Équipe, Dr. Rob Stevenson; Technical Advisor, David O’Connor; Team Veterinarian, Dr. Jan Henriksen; Equine Therapist, Dr. Usha Knabe; and EC Eventing Manager, Fleur Tipton.     This is…

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Equestrian Canada announces National Coaching Technical Committee

  Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the members of the new National Coaching Technical Committee (NCTC). Following the close of applications in May 2018, the following individuals have been appointed to the Committee: Committee Member / Hometown / Primary Discipline Ruth Allum / Ashton, ON / Eventing Laura Balisky / Langley, BC / Jumping Stella French / Victoria, BC / Vaulting Lorraine Hill / Lethbridge, AB / Driving John McAssey / Milton Station, PEI / Western Clive Milkins / London, GBR / Para-Dressage Armand Valkenborg / Hudson, QC / Dressage Kim Woolley / Finch, ON / Endurance Danielle…

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Check out the U.S. Eventing Squad for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

  US Equestrian has announced five athlete-and-horse combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2017-2018 Selection Trials period, the combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad were recommended to the US Equestrian Board of Directors for consideration to be named to the Nominated Entry List.     The following combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order): Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Z, the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned…

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New $5,000 Thoroughbred Makeover award – Is your OTTB eligible? 

  The Retired Racehorse Project announced that a new special award will be offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, taking place Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, New York Racing Association, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. are jointly sponsoring the $5,000 Empire State Success Story Award, which will go to the top-placed New York-bred at the Makeover. “Racehorses are first and foremost athletes, and they excel at second careers,” said Rick Schosberg, chair of the NYTHA Aftercare Committee. “It is truly amazing how versatile they are. We want to…

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Tim Lips and Bayro steal the show – Luhmühlen CCI4* Friday report

  Connect with the Luhmühlen CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Course preview] [Times/Results]   Today concluded the dressage phase at the Luhmühlen CCI4*. Tim Lips (NED) had plenty to smile about after scoring a 24.1 with Bayro, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, to clinch the Luhmühlen CCI4* dressage lead. Jesse Campbell (NZL) and Cleveland delivered a stellar test to score a 24.6 to sit just .5 out of the lead. Shane Rose (AUS) and CP Qualified also brought their ‘A’ game today and are sitting in 3rd on a score of 25.5. Dressage leader, Tim says: Bayro was super today! Even after…

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Boyd Martin and Kitty King tie for the lead – Luhmühlen CCI4* Thursday report

  Connect with the Luhmühlen CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Course preview] [Times/Results] Today, the 2018 Luhmühlen CCI4* action kicked off with the first day of dressage. Boyd Martin (USA) with Shamwari 4 and Kitty King (GBR) with Ceylor LAN are currently tied for pole position on a score 27.40. Kitty King was particularly pleased with her horse’s performance, who has not competed in a big event since the Olympic Games in Rio 2016: He has performed really well for me today and I could not have asked for more!     Boyd Martin was equally thrilled with his mount. He…

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How has the role of Equestrian Canada officials expanded?

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced that licensed EC officials will now have the opportunity to take on an expanded role in Canadian equestrian sport by officiating at both EC and provincially sanctioned competitions. “EC recognizes that licensed officials may have a greater impact on the development of sport through their involvement at Provincial Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO) sanctioned events,” said EC Chief Executive Officer, Richard Mongeau regarding this new policy, which was implemented in May 2018 through an EC/PTSO Memorandum of Agreement. Mongeau continued, “Allowing licensed EC officials to officiate at PTSO sanctioned competitions will fulfill the need for…

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