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Spotted: Horse husband in action

After an enthusiastic response to my “Horse-broken Husband” article, I was delighted to see another future horse hubby in action this past Sunday while schooling at the Florida Horse Park. The scene: I had a green horse ready to meet the cross-country stage for the first time.  In the interest of my safety and the green horse’s sanity, I coaxed my dear horse hubby (DHH) to come along on my 22-year-old saintly retired one-star horse. DHH’s riding skills consist of holding the saddle horn, holding the reins, and mildly insisting the horse mosey in an intended direction at slow speed….

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Last Week TODAY

                                                You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Friday’s Five – Reasons these breeches are brining sexy back How well do you know the Pan Am riders? – Colleen Loach Bramham CIC3* cross-country – VIDEO Break How are half marks changing Eventing dressage scores? Five steps to help you find owners Tips to help with your Thoroughbred purchase: Part 2 Tuesday’s Top 10 – Activities that will get you kicked off the show grounds…

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Mark Todd & Blyth Tait, head to head – VIDEO Break

  Legendary kiwi eventers and both Olympic gold medalists, Mark Todd and Blyth Tait discuss Luhmühlen ‘back in the day’, how the sport used to be and how they think their past mounts would do today. Probably the best conversation on the internet.   You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP How well do you know the Pan Am riders? – Kathryn Robinson Helmet cam with Ingrid Klimke winning Luhmuhlen CCI4* – VIDEO Break Five steps to help you find owners Tips to help with your Thoroughbred purchase: Part 2 Tuesday’s Top 10 – Activities that will…

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Tips to help with your Thoroughbred purchase: Part 1

I am a Thoroughbred junkie, I fully admit.  I love getting horses off the track and retraining them for Eventing.  I’m always on the lookout for a new prospect. I analyze pedigrees and I have a robust Equibase virtual stable.  Getting horses off the track is always a bit of a gamble, so I do as much ‘homework’ as I possibly can to build confidence to make a good decision. A large part of my research, as I call it, involves going to the Thoroughbred sales at OBS, Keeneland, or Fasig-Tipton.  My years of working for Eaton Sales taught me…

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You can get owners regardless of your level

As a struggling aspiring rider, it’s easy to look up to the world’s greatest riders and see all their advantages.  They have immense experience, skill, talented horses, and most importantly, supportive funding.  Face it, you can work hard, have the right equine partner, but unless you can afford this expensive sport, it’s nearly impossible to reach your goals.   Owner culture in North America VS Europe Places in Europe, such as Great Britain and Germany, are blessed with a dedicated “Owner Culture” among their horse-loving population.  It is considered prestigious and rewarding to own sport horses there and pay someone…

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From Kenya to America – Eventers are at home all over the world

Eventing Connect is happy to introduce our newest writer/contributer, Ema Klugman. Ema is a 17-year-old from Washington, DC. She brings a unique global perspective on Eventing as she learned to ride in Nairobi, Kenya when she was seven years old, but she is originally from Australia. She has been a member of Pony Club since her time in Nairobi and plans to achieve the A rating this summer. She currently competes at the Intermediate level and also enjoys starting young horses. Outside of the horse world, she is an avid pianist and writer.    I never quite know what to say when someone asks…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Ways to tell you’re Eventing obsessed

WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits.   10. First thing you do in the morning is visit www.eventingconnect.today to check out Today’s SCOOP. 9. When you are sitting in your car and traffic slows down, you start to cluck. 8. Getting up in the middle of the night to watch events online across the pond is a must. 7. You only go shopping for clothes when you need…

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Facts and Stats: Luhmühlen 2009 – 2014

If you love Eventing trivia, we have lots to share. Our resident Eventing Geek is in the process of building an Eventing database that will continually bring you all sorts of useless Eventing information. To roll out Eventing Connect’s latest toy, we bring you our first edition of Facts and Stats – Luhmühlen 2009-2014:   Canadian history being made this weekend Rebecca Howard will be the first Canadian to attempt the Luhmuhlen CCI4*. This will be Rebecca and Riddle Master’s first four-star since 2014 Badminton. We are cheering them on in proud Canadian fashion.   Starters Since 2009, 266 starters have…

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Last Week TODAY

                                                    You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Tips to help with your Thoroughbred purchase: Part 1 You can get owners regardless of your level From Kenya to America – Eventers are at home all over the world The Festival of British Eventing – VIDEO Break Nice guys finish as alternates Tuesday’s Top 10 – Ways to tell you’re Eventing obsessed Facts and Stats: Luhmühlen 2009 – 2014 FEI Rider Rankings explained…

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Rainman, winning and knowing when to quit

WARNING: Language includes some curse words.   I read an article today about knowing when to quit. It was a super piece and certainly encouraged the reader to take a long hard look at themselves and their horses. The main point of the article was that sometimes quitting is actually a step forward. Sometimes a difficult horse is not worth persevering with just because he has talent or because he is your only hope of competing in a sport you love. Sometimes the horse and in some cases, the rider would enjoy a different discipline much more. During my early…

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