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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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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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