Category Archives: Today’s scoop

Saturday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites India: Runaway horse: Watch a wedding ghodi gallop across Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli sea link Poland: Michael Jung’s horses top two after Strzegom Horse Trials 3* dressage Russia: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov accuses the West of violating horse rights United States: Springsteens add rock royalty to Rio benefit Vaccines, dewormers, and nutrition for senior horses What is a neck threadworm, and can it hurt my horse? The AEC is 90 days away and celebrates its third year in Texas with substantial cash and prizes Mini horse…

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Friday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites United States: Domestication genes: A team of international riders have compared the genome of the modern domesticated horse and Przewalski’s wild horses, to the genome of ancient horses that lived prior to domestication to directly assess how they looked genetically. By comparing the genomes they identified 125 genes for traits most likely favoured through selective breeding. This comparison also reveals that the ancient individuals contributed a significant amount of genetic variation to the modern population of domesticated horses, but not to the Przewalski’s horses. This means that…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites Canada: Bus to the Pan Ams: The Pan Ams are taking place in Toronto but the equestrian events are taking place an hour North in Orangeville/Caledon/Mono area. You can drive and park at the designated parking lots to be shuttled to the events, or right at the site for the cross-country only. But if driving is not your thing or you do not have access to a a car, Horse Experience Shuttle Bus Service is your best bet. The route visits the equestrian competition sites, many of the…

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Wednesday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites Australia: Hoof care education: The Australian government has granted official accreditation to a new two-year diploma-level course in hoof care. It has taken over 10 years for the course to get government approval and every lesson in all the modules had to be written from scratch. The Diploma of Equine Podiotherapy course is offered at the Australian College of Equine Podiotherapy in Victoria. This course focuses on anatomy, rehabilitation, hoof pathologies, biomechanics and the equine musculo-skeletal system. Find out how you can enrol. Aust equine hoofcare diploma course…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites Australia: Mike Etherington-Smith designs 4* downunder: Olympic course designer, Mike Etherington-Smith, has been hard at work designing the CCI4* at Adelaide, which will run in November. Find out his thoughts are on this particular track and his approach to course design. Mike Etherington-Smith puts his mark on Australia’s 4* 3DE Japan: Polo in the Olympics?: The Federation of International Polo (FIP) has submitted an application for its inclusion as an international sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Polo has already been played at five Olympic games so it…

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Monday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites France: Why do horses have abortions?: When a mare aborts her foal it can be very tough emotionally and financially on the breeder. Although breeders cannot prevent abortions completely, knowing all the risks can help them prepare for this unfortunate event and help minimize them. Learn the causes of abortions that French researchers have reviewed and how their findings can help breeders. Common equine abortion causes reviewed Germany: Osholt wins Lümuhlen CIC3*: Andreas Ostholt dropped a rail in the CIC3* on So Is Et but still…

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Sunday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites Canada: Is it too late to save Canada’s national horse? Austria: A jumping simulator versus the real deal: How does it measure up? Germany: Ingrid Klimke leads Luhmühlen CCI4* after cross-country; young Brit rises to 11th [VIDEO] Luhmühlen cross-country a big winner in safety stakes Nervous final jump for NZ’s Jonelle Price at Luhmühlen Ireland:  There are pony jumpers and there are Ireland’s pony jumpers United States: Antimicrobials’ effects on horses’ intestinal microbes United Kingdom: 5 apps no rider should ever be without Is…

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Saturday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites Canada: Equine educator honored for leadership, innovation Prevalence of, risk factors for ulcers in jumpers examined Horse literacy program reaches Saskatoon students Germany: Young Belgian Julien Despontin leads at Luhmühlen [VIDEO] Luhmuhlen XC with Captain Mark Phillips United States: Are stall toys good for horses? The neighs have it: Horse outruns man, but just barely Horse twins a one in 10,000 birth Post-concussion syndrome United Kingdom: Alex Hua Tian tops Express Eventing Challenge at Bolesworth PICTURED: Moment dying cancer patient is visited by her…

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Friday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites New Zealand:  Remarkable 4-year-old makes progress with horse therapy: At only 4-years-old, Ellie, who was born with spinal muscle atrophy – type two – a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement and means she uses a wheelchair, has made incredible progress with her riding. When she started off her therapy riding her neck muscles were too weak to wear a helmet and she had to be held on the horse by several people. But she declared she would eventually wear a helmet…

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Thursday’s SCOOP

New updates all day, check back often Follow us on Twitter: @eventingconnect World wide bits and bites Germany: Klimke in the hunt for FEI Classics win: Ingrid Klimke (GER) is contesting in the CCI4* at Luhmuhlen this weekend on her super mare, FRH Escada JS, giving her a healthy chance to extend her FEI Classics lead. Ingrid won Pau last year and was second at Badminton with Horseware Hale Bob, giving her a four-point lead over three-time series winner and world number one William Fox-Pitt, who does not have a ride at Luhmühlen. No German has won this series since its inception…

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