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How does Andrew Nicholson feel about Michael winning the Rolex Grand Slam? 2016 Badminton,Galleries,Missed it?

  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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He’s baaaack! – Andrew Nicholson has been riding for the last week Riders

Great news for the eventing world… Andrew Nicholson has made great strides in his recovery, revealing to the  New Zealand Herald that he and has been back riding for a week. He is setting Badminton as his first goal of 2016 and the the Rio Olympics are not high on his priority list. Andrew’s 2015 competition plans came to a screeching halt in August, after suffering a very serious neck injury as a result of a fall with Cillnabradden Evo at the final fence on cross country in the CIC3* at the Festival of British Eventing. He spoke in detail…

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The secret to producing New Zealand’s Eventing legends uncovered Events

Did you ever wonder why New Zealand has such a fierce group of top Eventers? How does a small nation with a small Eventing circuit produce some of the sports biggest legends. Well we may have discovered a common thread that ties together the Kiwi Elite. Wendy Lansdown is a former Pony Clubber from New Zealand. She is now involved in both the Pony Club and eventing scenes in New Zealand. She is also a well-respected course designer for many events there. Wendy was the team manager for the New Zealand Inter-Pacific Exchange Team, here is what she has to…

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92 pairs contesting Burghley – Here is the drawn order Events,Missed it?

The drawn order has been announced for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* on September 3rd to 6th. Currently, there are 92 duos set to compete but there have been 95 numbers assigned because two riders have multiple entries that they will not be riding. Oliver Townend has four mounts listed but will only ride three. Pippa Funnel has three horses listed but she is only going to ride two. Some riders currently in the drawn order for Burghley may still withdraw and reroute to Blair Castle European Championships. William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has two horses on the start list, Fernhill…

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Facts and Stats: Luhmühlen 2009 – 2014 2015 Luhmühlen,Events,Missed it?

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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He’s baaaack. Fox-Pitt is again number one. Riders

William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the multiple Olympic, World and European medallist, is back as world Eventing number one after victory in last month’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™. He had held on to the world number one slot for a year until last month, when Michael Jung (GER), who became the first Eventing athlete to hold the European, world and Olympic titles simultaneously in 2012, jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his career. William and Michael have now switched places again, with Williamt holding a 15-point…

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John Nicholson announced as course designer for Virginia Horse Trials Events,Missed it?

Virginia Horse Trials, a long time destination event for East Coast Eventers, announced today that International Course Designer John Nicholson will take over as the new FEI cross country course designer, beginning with the events staple FEI competition set to take place October 30th- November 1st, 2015. This event will mark Nicholson’s first course in the United States, an exciting addition to US Eventing as a whole, adding another highly accredited International FEI 3*/4* course designer to competition in the US. Known for his beautiful presentation, design creativity, and unique flair, Nicholson has designed events, which include The New Zealand…

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Stylish Six at Badminton 2015 Badminton,Events,Stylish Six

Fashion tastes from around the world were on display at the first horse inspection at Badminton. Rider personalities shone through with their fashion choices and they did not disappoint despite dressing for cool temperatures. Keeping warm with style, here are the six that did it very well. Thank you to the Eventing Consultant and Libby Law for the photos.     Badminton CCI4*: [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Course preview] [First horse inspection] [Results] [FEI TV]   You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Maxime Livio suspended and fined – Cloak and dagger defense fails to sway tribunal Jessica…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Headlines that would shock the Eventing world LOL,Riders,Tuesday's Top 10

WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Welcome to our new weekly feature, Tuesday’s Top Ten. Check in every Tuesday for our Top Ten list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing.   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Headlines that would shock the Eventing world 10. FEI will yellow card riders caught sleeping with coaches 9. Kyle Carter wins Rolex Grand Slam on home breds 8. Denny Emerson refuses to comment 7. United States desperate for gold medal – David is back in the saddle 6. Laine Ashker wears tracksuit to Rolex jog-up 5….

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Andrew Nicholson’s Olympic bronze medal winning Jagermeister II put down at 28 Horses,Riders

Andrew Nicholson’s former mount, Jagermesiter II (Mick)  was sadly put down at the age of 28 years old today. Mick was a small horse as his dam was half pony and his sire was a German show jumping warmblood, but that didn’t hinder his ability to compete at the top levels of the sport. In 1993, Andrew won his first Gatcombe title on Mick winning the British Intermediate Championships. They went on to compete at the World Equestrian Games at The Hague in 1994 and were part of the New Zealand bronze medal winning team at the 1996 Olympics in…

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