Category Archives: Events

Equestrian Canada announces 2018 Eventing Committee

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced the members of the 2018 Eventing Committee. Following the close of applications in September 2017, the following individuals have been appointed for 2018: Ruth Allum (Chair) – Ashton, ON James Atkinson – Ramona, CA Patricia Elias – Ascot Corner, QC Pat Frewen-Lord – Erin, ON Julie Johansson – Oliver, BC Lori Leach – Harvey Station, NB Sue Ockendon – Knowlton, QC Rob Stevenson – Lakeside, NB Kellie Towers – Burlington, ON The committee members were appointed to the 2018 EC Eventing Committee based on their discipline-specific competencies and expertise, as well as their general…

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Your quick guide to the 2017 Adelaide CCI4* competition field – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Today, the 2017 Adelaide Australian Three-Day Event  CCI4* is kicking off with the first horse inspection. There are 21 pairs competing at the only CCI4* event in the Southern hemisphere. There are 19 different riders in the field from two different nations (Australia and New Zealand). All of the dressage takes place on Friday. What eventers love most will be the cross-country on Saturday and the event concludes on Sunday with show jumping. While you wait impatiently for the action to begin tomorrow,…

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What do you think of the proposed 2018 Equestrian Canada rules for Eventing?

  Equestrian Canada (EC) is advising the community that the 2018 EC Rule Change Proposals (RCPs) for Section D, Eventing, are now available and open for review. The deadline to provide feedback is Dec. 8, 2017. Each year, EC Sport Licence Holders have the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed new rules for our sport. Over the years, the rule development process has benefited greatly from the insight and input received from the community. In May 2017, EC Sport Licence Holders were invited to submit suggestions for rule changes. These suggestions were reviewed by discipline experts and the…

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Check out the impressive alumni from Le Lion d’Angers – 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.   A couple of weekends ago, some of the most talented young event horses in the world faced off in France at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers. This event features some of the best eventers in the world on their top youngsters and garners much attention around the world. I was curious to see where the horses that have competed at this event are now. Le…

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Goresbridge countdown is on. Do you know which horses you are bidding on?

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage]   In less than three weeks’ time, the annual Goresbridge Go For Gold sale of event horses will take place in Co Wexford, Ireland. Running over November 13th – 15th, and with the sale on the final night, this fixture has become a must-attend for event riders and owners, both amateur and professional. This year, Ireland’s leading select event horse sale is offering 80 of the very best young horses, carefully chosen on pedigree, performance and potential. Previous graduates of the sale include the superb Cooley Rorke’s Drift (Jonty Evans),…

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Stylish Six: First horse inspection – Virginia CCI2* and CCI1* International Horse Trials

  Connect with the Virginia International Horse Trials action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times]   The Virginia International Horse Trials in Lexington, VA has kicked off with the first horse inspection. Riders competing this weekend are representing Canada, the USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Great Britain This event is running a CCI2*, CCI1* and a CIC2* along with national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to Intermediate. Dressage takes place tomorrow and the CIC2* also show jumps on Friday. Saturday is cross-country day for all of the FEI divisions and the event concludes on Sunday with show jumping. Capt. Mark Phillips…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Virginia International Horse Trials this weekend – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com Connect with the Virginia International Horse Trials action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times] This weekend, eventers on the East coast will be competing at the Virginia International Horse Trials in Lexington, VA. This event is running a CCI2*, CCI1* and a CIC2* along with national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to Intermediate. The event kicks off tomorrow with the first horse inspection for the CCI1* and CCI2* divisions. Dressage takes place on Friday and the CIC2* also show jumps on Friday. Saturday is cross-country day for…

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A new approach to building Eventing from the ground up, LITERALLY

  Every eventer has a friend who is an accomplished rider in the sandbox or the arena but who is intimidated by the idea of riding alone out in the open. Making eventing more accessible is a growing problem for many communities, particularly as people have less access and time to school cross-country. Even riders who do the occasional trail ride or hunter pace can find the atmosphere of a horse trial to be nerve-wracking. The Manitoba Horse Trials, an organization which hosts a series of events every year, was facing declining enrollment and resolved to do something a bit…

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Your quick guide to the 2017 Pau CCI4* competition field – 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.   Tomorrow, the 2017 Pau CCI4* is kicking off with the first horse inspection. There are 63 pairs competing at this prestigious CCI4*. There are 56 different riders in the field from 9 different nations. Dressage begins on Thursday and finishes up on Friday. Of course, what eventers love most will be the cross-country on Saturday and the event concludes on Sunday with show jumping. While you impatiently wait for the action to…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event this weekend – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com Connect with the Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries] This weekend, many up-and-coming horses and riders are competing at the Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event and Team Challenge in Lexington, KY. This event is running a CCI1*, a Preliminary and a Training long format divisions along with regular national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to the Preliminary levels. Competing at this event is always a surreal experience because it is held at the Kentucky Horse Park, which is the same venue where…

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