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Last Week TODAY

  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.       A photo posted by E KING (@emilykingg_) on May 10, 2016 at 1:37pm PDT   Great day for dressage training with @LauraB_dressage pic.twitter.com/IKv58Ol0UY — Dan Jocelyn (@DanJocelyn) May 12, 2016   Thank you Sweden for a brilliant clinic and lots of fun with the new Horse and Pony Youth Club! What’s our next challenge @hedincarl? @falsterbohorseshow @swfrkofficial @swfrk_ungdom A photo posted by Ludwig Svennerstål (@ludwigsvennerstal) on May 9, 2016 at…

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French sweep podium at Event Rider Masters kick-off

  Event Rider Masters:  [Website] [Results] France dominated the podium in the first leg Event Riders Masters (ERM) at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials.  Forty riders, from nine nations were competing for a prize fund of £50,000 as well as an opportunity to catch the team selector’s eye ahead of the 2016 Olympics. Astier Nicholas riding Piaf De Bneville landed the £16,000 first prize.  He was joined on the ERM podium by French riders Thibaut Vallette and Karim Laghouag who finished in second and third place, riding Qing Du Briot and Entebbe De Hus respectively.  The fifth…

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If your horse writes a letter of recommendation about you, what will it say?

  When you sell a horse, you usually write an advertisement that describes your equine partner’s abilities and accomplishments. Hopefully, you are always honest so that an unsuspecting buyer does not get any surprises once they take their new purchase home But for a moment, imagine if your horse had to write a letter of recommendation about you. You spend a great deal of time with the love of your life. He/she sees you at your best and sometimes your worst. Your horse sees all of your equestrian habits, knows your schedule, knows when you are late and watches your every…

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What do you do when your horse’s training regresses? Advice that you need to follow but maybe not want to.

  Training horses is not some smooth linear or exponential equation, where each day is a consistent progression of the last. If it were expressed on a graph, it would look like an unpredictable jagged line, like a mountain range…hopefully with an overall upward trend, but certainly dotted with “down” days. There is no easy mathematical answer to producing a well-trained horse– you have to take it day by day, and ride the horse you have at any given moment. I was helping a friend recently; she has an extremely talented six-year-old, but they’re going through a rough patch. It’s…

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Friday’s Five – Tips to shoot perfect horse show photos

  Digital cameras have made taking action pictures an easy task for your average Joe. You can take hundreds of pictures on your digital camera, delete off the bad ones, then use editing programs to enhance the lighting, straighten and crop them. Purchasing a disk with all of photos from one event typically costs over $100. For under $200 you can buy a camera that is capable of taking horse show action shots. Buying a quality camera will pay off in the long run if you are a parent of a rider or  share the camera amongst the people from…

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Friday’s Fashion – Coolest half pads on the market

  This series features fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Lets bring style to the Eventing world!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great…   Do you want a half pad in your favourite colour? Do you need…

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Take a virtual course walk around Chatsworth CIC3* in Great Britain- Event Rider Masters kick-off

  Connect with the Dodsen and Horrell Chatsworth International CIC3* action:[Website] [Times] [Results] [Live stream]   Thank you to Jose Diacono and crosscountryapp.com for this overview of the Dodsen and Horrell Chatsworth International CIC3.   What do you think of ? Would you want to tackle it?   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 the jumps on your smartphone or use the arrows on tablet or PC To see each jump: Click…

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What today’s Eventing kids will never know

  #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow is a popular hashtag on Twitter and it is always good for a few smiles… today’s kids will never know the thrill of going to Blockbuster Video as a Friday night treat; or the excitement of seeing a TV and VCR wheeled into the classroom (MOVIE DAY!).  Remember how annoying it was when the spiral cord of the wall phone had a backwards coil in it, or how you used to fix a cassette tape with a pencil? Here are 10 Eventing-related things that #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow: 1.  Schooling in full leather chaps. Maybe this is more of a hunter-jumper thing, but…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Lessons learned at Badminton

  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. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Lessons learned at Badminton 10. Armada never learned how to show jump. 9. The ‘V’ in Vicarage V stands for “victims”. 8. Mark Todd and Jean Teulere prove that sixties are the new thirties. 7. Riding like a wild Indian is a bad idea… according to Boyd. 6. Open oxers in water jump GREAT. 5. If bad luck comes in…

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Top 10 triumphant moments at Badminton 2016

  Badminton 2016 was a weekend filled with highs and lows for riders across the leaderboard. We all watched anxiously cheering on riders who were there to make history and some just to score a personal best. Let’s take a moment and celebrate  the “Top 10 triumphant moments” at Badminton this year.   10. Mark Todd (NZL) making another legendary cross-country save and riding to a 4th place finish with Leonidas II. He might be 60-years-old but he can still pull off saves that a fit 30-year-old wouldn’t be able to make. He also showed his fellow Kiwis that he is still…

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