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Eventing is heading to the big apple with the $50,000 Arena Eventing debuting in Central Park

  Eventing is heading to the big apple with the $50,000 Arena Eventing debuting in Central Park For the first time in history, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS) will welcome a fast-paced, action-packed $50,000 Arena Eventing competition to the official show schedule on Saturday, September 23, at 8:00 p.m. The 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show is set to commence Wednesday, September 20, and continue through Sunday, September 24, in the heart of New York City’s Central Park in Wollman Rink. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the $50,000 Arena Eventing competition, which will take place on Saturday,…

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$50,000 in prize money up for grabs at Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

  The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day event will host the U.S. Equestrian CCI3* and CCI2* Fall Eventing Championships and the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships when it returns to the beautiful Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Fair Hill, Maryland, October 12-15. Competitors in the CCI3* and CCI2* will vie for top honors and prize money which has been increased from $15,000 to $50,000. The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International hosts one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the world and draws a top-level field of international stars and Olympic veterans. In addition to…

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Politics ends Richland Park International after 17 years – Open letter from owners explains

  We were very saddened to get this open letter from Bob & Kay Willmarth owners of Richland Park in our inbox this morning. This is a kick in the guts to North American Eventers competing at the international level with so few shows to get required FEI qualifications. It was  encouraging last year with the inaugural Jockey Club International bringing another opportunity to the FEI competition line-up. Now, North America is no further ahead as we just lost an important and integral FEI qualifying competition for the riders based in the USA and Canada.  The USEA needs to have a…

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Top 10 triumphant moments from the Burghley 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. As eventers know too well, it is a rare occurrence to compete at an event and have things go to plan. The 2017 Land Rover Burghley CCI4* was a weekend filled with highs and lows for riders across the leaderboard. Let’s take a moment and celebrate the “Top 10 triumphant moments” at Burghley this year. We were all smiling for everyone on this list. We are Eventers, we can’t help but be happy…

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Here are all 21 of the 2017 American Eventing Champions

  Yesterday, the final day of the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover and Nutrena® concluded as the Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner Novice divisions took center stage. The 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover and Nutrena® saw a record number of entries competing throughout the week, making it the largest eventing competition in the history of North America. Twenty-one divisions ran smoothly throughout the week at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), hosting well-over 700 competitive entries. Meet ALL 21 national champions from all of the divisions and find out what they had to say about…

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British dominate on home turf at the Burghley CCI4*

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Website] [Results] Oliver Townend (GBR) kept his head in a tense final jumping round at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, last leg of the FEI Classics™, to score his first CCI4* victory for eight years and head a British sweep of the top four places. He overcame a nerve-racking moment when the 10-year-old Irish Sports Horse Ballaghmor Class crashed through the upright gate but, fortunately for him, the previous pair in the arena, Gemma Tattersall (GBR) and Arctic Soul had given him breathing space when they had a fence down. Oliver Townend (GBR),…

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Townend, Tattersall and Taylor fly up the Burghley leaderboard after day of brilliant sport and unexpected drama for leading contenders

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Oliver Townend (GBR), very last out on the cross country at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™, produced a superb display of horsemanship on the inexperienced Ballaghmor Class to head a British one-two-three. Townend, 31, won Badminton and Burghley in 2009 and is the British number one, but has struggled to find a consistently top horse since then. However, the Irish-bred 10-year-old by Courage galloped and jumped easily and looks a star for the future, finishing on a score of 40.6….

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Mark Todd is in hot pursuit of his first Burghley CCI4* win in this century

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Nearly 40 years after the legendary Sir Mark Todd (NZL) first rode at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR) he is in the lead after dressage with Leonidas ll on a mark of 36.7. In a star-studded line-up, the double Olympic champion heads the USA’s Lauren Kieffer on Veronica ll by just 0.3 of a penalty, with world number one and FEI Classics™ leader Michael Jung now in third on La Biosthetique Sam. The tall, lean New Zealander, 61, who last triumphed at Burghley in 1999, made an…

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FEI Classics™ leader Michael Jung tops dressage after day one at Burghley

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] GBR’s Gemma Tattersall in overnight second with Arctic Soul and Mackenna Shea (USA) third on Landioso World number one Michael Jung (GER) has yet again set the target with a beautifully ridden dressage test on his old friend La Biosthetique Sam, now 17, to take an early lead at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, sixth and final leg of the 2016/2017 FEI Classics™. The double Olympic champions, winners here in 2015 and current FEI Classics™ series leader, impressed the ground jury — Martin Plewa (president, GER), Katarzyna Konarski…

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Your quick guide to the 2017 Burghley CCI4* competition field

  Connect with the Burghley CCI4* action: [Results] [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] Today, the 2017 Land Rover Burghley CCI4* is kicking off with the first horse inspection. There are 67 pairs competing at this prestigious CCI4*. There are 58 different riders in the field from nine different nations. Dressage begins tomorrow and finishes up on Friday, followed by what eventers love most, cross-country on Saturday and the event concludes on Sunday with show jumping. While you impatiently wait for the action begin tomorrow, check out these fascinating facts and stats about this year’s competition field:   Battle of the sexes: This year’s…

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