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Weekend Warrior Chronicles from Seminole Wellness

NOTE: If you know a Weekend Warrior who deserves a shout-out for an upgrade or a personal accomplishment, send us an email before Monday at 11:00 am. We would love to share their personal success with the world.   All eyes were on the Badminton CCI4* over the weekend, as Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam FBW made history and won the Rolex Grand Slam. But there was also loads of Eventing action going on in North America over the weekend. Riders in Chesterfield, South Carolina, were contesting at the Heart of Carolinas 3-Day Event. In Weatherford, Texas, the Area 5 gang was at…

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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.   Winner winner Hakuna Matata PFB been a super star to win the 4yo Burghley young event horse @badminton #antares #horseware #naf #gainhorsefeeds #lorenzini #deniroboots @parkfieldbreed #corneyandbarrow #bigfishband A photo posted by Holly Woodhead (@hollywoodhead94) on May 4, 2016 at 11:37pm PDT   Boz thinks he'd be better than Si @ using his @nooutfittersuk wave fork @bhorsetrials. #greatbitofkit #sosafe #light pic.twitter.com/23jbOA0NAc — Simon Grieve (@SimonjGrieve) May 6, 2016   Walking the @bhorsetrials course, looks…

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Top Eventers share Eventing Mom stories on Mother’s Day

  Today is Mothers’ day and although all moms deserve appreciation for the difficult job of raising another human., Eventing moms are entitled to getting extra credit. Eventing moms take on many duties that go above and beyond the job description  including: Chauffeur – driving thousands of miles, Banker –  writing cheques, Cheer leader – despite being a nervous wreck Psychologist – picking them up when things don’t quite go right Barn help – mucking and grooming and the list goes on. Behind every Eventer there is a mother who has contributed greatly to their riding journey. These riders share…

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Mark Todd makes another legendary save and more great cross-country moments – Badminton 2016

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Take the time and watch this short video to relive some great cross-country moments from Badminton 2016. Check out the great save by the legendary Mark Todd and a couple of others that will leave you bewildered at how these riders manage to stay on. Badminton 2016 cross country highlights   FEI Report   Michael discusses his flawless round:

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Who is the most stylish jumper of them all? – Rolex Kentucky show jumping gallery: Fence 7

  Let’s revisit Rolex Kentucky 2016 show jumping. The best riders in North America and several from overseas were contesting at the only four-star event in North America. Michael Jung (GER) and Fischerrocana FST won by a landslide, Lauren Kieffer (USA) and Veronica were 2nd and Maya Black (USA) and Doesn’t Play Fair were 3rd. Show jumping proved to be a real challenge with numerous riders having multiple rails. Even Michael and Roxie had one down but with four rails in hand, it did not matter. The only clear rounds were jumped by: Lauren Kieffer (USA) and Veronica, Laine Ashker…

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How does Andrew Nicholson feel about Michael winning the Rolex Grand Slam?

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Making the tough decision to withdraw from the competition did not keep Andrew away from Badminton. Watch this video to hear in detail why he made the decision not to compete and how he feels about Michael Jung possibly winning the Rolex Grand Slam that evaded him a few years ago.  

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Badminton, fashion critiques and selfies with my Eventing hero

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Hard on the heels of a thrilling Rolex Kentucky comes the most prestigious four star event in Europe. It’s Badminton time! The ‘Jungernaut’ dominated State side last week and he heads to Badminton with a live chance of winning not only the 4*title, but of also collecting the much coveted Rolex Grand Slam bonus purse of $350, 000. To win the Grand Slam, a rider must consecutively win Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky CCI4* events. The only rider to previously do so was Pippa Funnell in 2003. She…

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Legendary and heart stopping Badminton cross-country saves – VIDEO Break

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] Tomorrow, some of the bravest riders and horses in the world will be tackling the Badminton CCI4* cross-country course. It is no secret that it takes a serious amount of grit to conquer Badminton. There have been countless thrills and spills over the years at Badminton but here are four saves that had spectators in awe and are amongst the most impressive ever made at Badminton…   Mary King’s save at the Outlander Bank – 2014 Badminton   Niklas Bschorer’s great save – 2015 Badminton   Gwendolen Fer and Leria…

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Book your flight – Goresbridge presents Select Sale of Eventers on May 30

Good news if you are seeking a quality mount –  Goresbridge Horse Sales, home to the successful Go For Gold event horse sale, has added  the Select Sale of Eventers on Monday, May 30th. This inaugural venture, which is planning to become an annual event, will take place at the complex in Goresbridge, in Co Kilkenny, Ireland. The aim is to offer owners, riders and producers an early season opportunity to view and trial a small, hand-picked selection of potential performers in one place and on one day. All lots have come before the experienced selection panel of Sally Parkyn,…

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Random ‘Facts and Stats’ about Badminton that you should know from our trivia crackhead

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] 2010-2015 If you love Eventing trivia, we have lots to share. Our resident Eventing Geek has delved into our database to bring you all sorts of useless (but interesting) Eventing information. In the last six years, the Badminton CCI4* has only ran five times because in 2012 it was cancelled due to rain. Enjoy this year’s second edition of Facts and Stats – Badminton 2010-2015:   Starters: Since 2010, 416 duos have taken on Badminton. 213 starters have been women, 203 have been men.   Finishers: A respectable number of riders have successfully finished Badminton with an event completion rate of 63%, with 260 finishers. The boys have…

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