Category Archives: Events

Things you NEED to know before riding your new OTTB

  This week, the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project opened up entries. So horse people around North America are on the hunt for Thoroughbreds to re-train for this incredible competition. It is the ideal time to share with you again, this informative article from AJ Dyer who is an experienced Thoroughbred trainer and enthusiast! Each year, lots of racing Thoroughbreds find their way into new homes and new careers. There are two schools of thought when a horse steps off the racetrack: turn ’em out, or get on with riding. Prior to my experience in the Thoroughbred industry, I was a…

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Canadians qualified for the 2018 World Equestrian Games

  The 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, NC (September 12th to 16th) are less than a year away. Countries will be able to send five riders to the games; four team riders and one individual. The World Equestrian Games are an important event for nations as only the top six placing teams will earn team qualifications for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At the 2014 Normandy WEG, Canada finished in 7th place as a team but after the event, the French team was eliminated due to a horse doping violation moving Canada into 6th place. In 2010, the WEG…

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Caption this for a chance to win a very cool prize!

  Throughout 2017, we captured some remarkable images at horse trials all over North America. As we share some of the most “interesting” photos over the next four weeks, we are going to let you add the captions. For your effort and entry, you will automatically be entered in our monthly T-shirt draw to be held on December 31st. (For a variety of reasons we accept entries into a monthly T-shirt draw for a T-shirt of the winner’s choice from Shop ATTITUDE.) If you have the best caption for the above image Our writers will decide on their favourite captions and…

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What you need to know to enter the 2018 Retired Racehorse Makeover

  Retired Racehorse Project announced yesterday the opening of trainer applications for the 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2018, and trainer approvals will be announced on Feb. 1, 2018. The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines among recently-retired racing Thoroughbreds with less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. Disciplines offered are barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and ranch work. Horses and their trainers will compete for $100,000 in prize money and the title of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred (determined by…

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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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