Category Archives: Events

No raining on Shane’s parade in Adelaide: FEI Classics™

Follow Adelaide show jumping finale on FEI TV starting at 11:35 p.m. [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Dressage Ride Times] [@aus3de] [Cross-country preview] [FEI TV] Despite a burst water main on course, nothing could dampen Shane Rose’s performance riding his two four-star horses today. Rose demonstrated his talent by taking first and second place after an entertaining Cross Country. Although somewhat hesitant at the start, CP Qualified got into a good rhythm and jumped superbly to come home with the addition of just 3.2 time penalties, good enough to hold the lead by 5.5 penalties. “Qualified is a horse I have got…

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Olympian Shane Rose heats up the action at Adelaide – FEI Classics™

Watch FEI TV at 6:20 p.m. EST for the CCI4* cross country action live. [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Dressage Ride Times] [@aus3de] [Cross-country preview]   Olympian Shane Rose jumped out of the barriers and got a head start on the opposition riding Elizabeth and Felicity Wischer’s CP Qualified, as a cool change blew away the heat of the last few days at the Adelaide International 3 Day Event, second leg of FEI Classics™ 2015/2016. Early to go, Rose and the horse by Quiet Capitol out of a Corofino mare, produced the winning test, and sitting on 42.10 penalties they lead their…

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What you need to know to enter the 2016 Retired Racehorse Makeover

About a month ago, the first ever Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in October.  The project was a big hit, with 1500 spectators and over 171 horses on site competing in 10 different disciplines for $100,000 total prize money.  Building on that success, the Makeover is returning to the KHP in 2016.  Are you an OTTB fan?  Here’s what you need to know if you plan to enter the Thoroughbred Makeover next year: A number of trainers will be selected, to include professionals, amateurs, and juniors who are proficient in the primary discipline for…

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Do you like trivia? Facts and stats: Adelaide 2009-2014

Keep connected with all the Adelaide action this week: [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Dressage Ride Times] [@aus3de] We love Eventing trivia and love to share it. As the resident Eventing Geek, I am in the process of building an Eventing database that will continually bring you all sorts of useless Eventing information.   Starters Since 2009, 135 starters have tried to conquer this four-star track. 83 starters have been women, 52 have been men. Finishers The completion rate is an impressive 67%, with 91 finishers. 58 women finished (70%), 33 men finished (63%).     Rider with the most starts Stuart Tinney (AUS) has more starts than any other rider with 9. Out…

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Olympic line-up at Adelaide International 3 Day Event: FEI Classics™

To keep up with all the action at Adelaide this weekend: [Website] [Results] [FEI TV] Rio 2016 Olympic selection will be firmly on the minds of Australia’s top Eventing athletes, when the second leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016 series – which unites the world’s top six four-star Eventing competitions – opens tomorrow (19 November) at the Adelaide International 3 Day Event. The Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games course designer Mike Etherington-Smith (GBR) has signed on at Adelaide for the next three years, and as advisor to Equestrian Australia’s Eventing High Performance programme he will be ensuring the cross…

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Adelaide CCI4* cross-country course walk preview

To keep up with all the action at Adelaide this weekend: [Website] [Results] Thank you to Jose Diacono and crosscountryapp.com for this overview of the Adelaide CCI4*e cross-country course which riders will be tackling this Saturday. Also thank-you to Mike Etherington – Smith (UK), this year’s course designer for this educational tour! What do you think of this year’s course compared to past years?   Get the CrossCountry App Here are reasons why you need it and how to get it. Navigation tips Open in full screen for best viewing: Click on the top right hand corner of the map so you can swipe through…

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Methods to get your horse on a trailer and make your life easier

Does your horse load well in the trailer?  Many horses who otherwise have great ground manners have one common pitfall: they are reluctant to load.  Some owners just accept the problem, and take an attitude of “Well, we’ll take our time…” or “If he won’t load today, we just won’t go.”  My neighbor down the road was of similar mindset; she knew her horses were pigs about getting on the trailer, but it just didn’t concern her very much.  She doesn’t compete, she rarely leaves the property, so why should trailer loading be a big deal? I have a simple,…

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Holly Jacks-Smither’s road to Rio 2016 – Fundraiser

What is it? Enjoy an afternoon at the Thoroughbred races and support one of Canada’s top riders, Holly Jacks-Smither reach her goal of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Aside from horse-racing there will also be a lovely lunch served and a silent auction with items ranging from Justin Beiber’s autograph to a a dressage lesson with Tom Dvorak. This fundraising event seems inspired (no pun intended) by Holly’s potential Olympic horse , More Inspiration – a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse who previously raced at Woodbine and Fort Eerie prior to embarking on his Eventing career with Holly. Currently, they are amongst the top Canadian pairs qualified and in contention for next year’s Olympics…

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Possible change to Eventing format coming for 2020 Olympics

Olympic formats were the focus of this afternoon’s session at the FEI General Assembly in San Juan (PUR), with FEI President Ingmar De Vos leading discussions with National Federations on proposed radical changes to Olympic competition formats. “Olympic Agenda 2020 is a driving force in this process, but even prior to that we already knew that changes needed to be made to our formats and the presentation of our sport”, the FEI President said in his opening address. “But why do we want to change our formats and the way our sport is presented? The answer is really quite simple,…

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