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Vote today for your equestrian heroes in the FEI Awards 2018!

  The public vote for the FEI Awards 2018 is now open! For a second consecutive year the public gets to vote and celebrate its equestrian heroes following publication of the shortlisted nominees. A record of outstanding achievements on the field of play, horsemanship, commitment and behind-the-scenes dedication are just some of the qualities of the 20 nominees selected across the five categories. The shortlisted nominees for the FEI Awards 2018 are: Longines Rising Star – for the young stars aged 14 to 21 who demonstrate outstanding sporting talent and commitment. Felix Koller (AUT), Jumping Esmee Donkers (NED), Dressage Victor…

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Find your perfect mount and enjoy an Irish vacation – Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Video previews] [Goresbridge Horse Alumni] Oscar Wilde once said “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” And so it is that some of the most discerning people involved in the sport of Eventing will make their way to the Goresbridge Go For Gold sale, in search of future equine stars. Goresbridge Horse Sales is perhaps the most synonymous name associated with travelling to Ireland to purchase a horse. Martin and Mary Francis Donohoe run a number of performance sales every year, as well as bloodstock and youngstock sales,…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Morven Park this weekend

  Connect with the Morven Park action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries]   This weekend, many of the top North American eventers are competing at the Morven Park International H.T. in Leesburg, VA. This event is running three FEI divisions along with national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice all the up to Advanced. For many of these duos, this will be their final run in preparation for a fall CCI event. The cross-country tracks have been designed by Tremaine Cooper so you can guarantee this weekend won’t be any ride in the park. Fall three-days are just weeks away, making it hard to predict what…

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Last call for comments on proposed 2019 Equestrian Canada Rules

  Equestrian Canada (EC) is reminding the community that the deadline to provide comments on the Rule Change Proposals (RCPs) for the 2019 EC Rules is Oct. 7, 2018. The 2019 RCPs are available for review on the EC website HERE. To submit comments on the RCPs, please send an email to Lindsey Blakely at rules@equestrian.ca. Please include the following information along with your comment: Section and article number of the rule(s) you are commenting on (please include in the email subject line). Your EC Sport Licence number (please include in the body of the email) Each year, EC Sport…

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Why the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is so much more than just another event

  When The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event (FHI) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, October 18-21 at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, it will offer something for everyone. In addition to hosting the U.S. Equestrian CCI3* and CCI2* Fall Eventing Championships, FHI hosts the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships. And as always, will feature special events and attractions that make the visit memorable for everyone! “The Fair Hill International is more than simply watching world-class horses compete,” said Trish Gilbert, President of Fair Hill International. “It’s also a family affair! We invite everyone…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at Stable View Oktoberfest CIC and H.T.

  Connect with the Stable View Oktoberfest CIC and Horse Trials action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries] This weekend, eventers on the East coast will be competing at the Stable View Oktoberfest CIC and Horse Trials in Aiken, SC. This event is running a CIC3*, CIC2* and a CIC1* along with national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to Advanced. The event kicks off on Friday with dressage for all of the CIC divisions and show jumping for the CIC3* and CIC2*. On Saturday, the CIC1* show jumps and all the of the cross-country for the CIC divisions will run. John Michael…

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FEI Athletes’ Committee announced following online vote

  Three Olympians and one Paralympian have been elected to join the FEI Athletes’ Committee, voted in by their peers through an online vote. Jumping athlete Cian O’Connor (IRL), Dressage rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat (ESP) and Eventing athlete William Fox-Pitt (GBR) join German Paralympian Angelika Trabert on the Athletes’ Committee, together with newly crowned FEI World Equestrian Games™ Vaulting champion Kristina Boe (GER), Endurance athlete Taker Taher (KSA) and Reining athlete Francesca Sternberg (GBR). Voting for the Driving athlete representative has resulted in a tie between Marieke Harm (GER) and Jambor Vilmos (HUN). As a result, a second round of voting…

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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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