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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Plantation Field this weekend

  Connect with the Plantation Field International action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] This weekend, many of North America’s best are facing off at the Plantation Field International in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This event’s slogan is the ‘BEST. EVENT. EVER.’ and the organizers do not disappoint with unreal competitors parties and gorgeous cross-country courses. Riders agree that this is a must-attend event because this year there are a whopping 94 horses contesting in the CIC2*, 100 in the CIC1* and 45 in the CIC3*! The competition will be fierce and riders will have to produce stellar performances in all three phases if…

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Mark your calendar – Tickets are going on sale for the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

  Tickets for 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event – America’s only annual Four Star eventing competition – will go on sale October 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The thrilling event, organized by Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI), is returning to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 25-28, 2019, and will feature Olympic-level riders and horses from across the nation and around the world. Known as “The Best Weekend All Year,” the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is a multi-day competition that features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $400,000 in prize money,…

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“Real Riders” test their mettle in this weekend’s Real Rider Cup at Plantation Field International

  On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders and racing analysts will compete against each other and the clock as they navigate a course of jumps, each aboard a retired racehorse and many competing in a jumping competition for the first time in their lives, to determine who the “real riders” are. Each rider will…

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Double gold for Team GB and a ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Individual Scores] [Team Scores] Eventing fans at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 were treated to one of the thrilling afternoons of sport as four days of compelling competition came down to the very final show jumping fence. Ultimately, it was Great Britain’s Rosalind Canter, riding Allstar B, who proved to be the star of a spectacular show with her double clear round proving critical in securing her individual gold and giving Great Britain the world title, to go with their 2017 European crown. Ireland, led by individual silver medallist Padraig McCarthy,…

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Eventing’s major medal contenders pass tense final horse inspection despite moments of tension

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Schedule] [Individual Scores] [Team Scores] The British team, overnight leaders after cross country, all sailed through this afternoon’s rain-soaked horse inspection, as did individual leaders, German Ingrid Klimke’s SAP Hale Bob OLD and Briton Rosalind Canter’s Allstar B. But Irish hearts were in their mouths as both Horseware Stellor Rebound, the mount of third-placed Sarah Ennis, and teammate Sam Watson’s ride were asked to represent. Ultimately both Irish horses and the rest of the 70 horses presented were deemed fit to compete in tomorrow morning’s final Jumping phase. Sarah Ennis (IRL).jpg The tension was…

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Klimke in control after cross-country despite a leaderboard shake-up

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Schedule] [Individual Scores] [Team Scores] Germany’s Ingrid Klimke kept her nerve to grab the lead as the Irish and French lit up a dramatic, adrenaline-fuelled day of eventing at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Klimke, second overnight, made it look easy as she and mount SAP Hale Bob OLD flew around the 5,700m course in 10:00 minutes, bang on the optimal time. Great Britain’s Rosalind Canter kept a relatively familiar look to the leaderboard as she and Allstar B improved from third to second, following a swift, flawless round. But the…

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Germany dominates dressage but can they keep the lead after cross-country?

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Schedule] [Cross-country start Times] Individual Scores] [Team Scores] Ingrid Klimke underlined Germany’s extraordinary dominance in dressage as she and mount SAP Hale Bob OLD leapt to within touching distance of compatriot Julia Krajewski at the top of the leaderboard as the first stage of the Mars eventing dressage came to an end at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). A beautifully controlled ride in front of a packed house secured the 2017 European individual and reigning Olympic team champion a score of 23.30. It places her second and gives Germany vice-like control…

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German dressage queen Julia Krajewski owns day one at the WEG

  Connect with the Tryon World Equestrian Games action: [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Times/Results] German Eventer Julia Krajewski treated the sun-drenched spectators at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) to one of the great dressage rides of all time as she finished a thrilling first day 7.2 points clear of the field. The German and her mount Chipmunk FRH have been in scintillating form in the dressage arena this season and the duo lived up to their billing as one of the favourites for gold with a mark of 19.90 – the third best dressage score ever recorded at…

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What did the Eventing world think of the 2018 Burghley drama? Check out last week’s poll results

  Last week, we polled eventers from around the world on their opinions regarding the 2018 Land Rover Burghley CCI4* and all the drama/action that went with it. Over 2,400 people responded to the poll giving us a great idea of what eventers REALLY thought about Burghley. Check out the poll results below to see how people’s opinions on Burghley differ… Are you part of the majority or minority?                      

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Hard work pays off for Rob Stevenson at inaugrual Foshay International

  Canadian Olympian Rob Stevenson of Lakeside, NB enjoyed the massive success of the 2018 Foshay International, held Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in Lower Jemseg, NB, from the unique perspective of both an organizing member and competitor. As the first-ever FEI level eventing competition in the Maritimes, the Foshay International was put together by a dedicated team led by Stevenson. After many months of hard work, he saw the fruits of his labour alongside the Foshay International Organizing Committee come to fruition, with over 30 entries making the trip to experience Canada’s latest equestrian offering. “There’s always that moment of awe,…

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