Two adult amateur event riders, Pierre Colin and Paul Swart, ran and completed the London Marathon yesterday to raise money to help protect Africa’s rhinoceros population through the charitable organization Rhino Conservation Botswana. Click here to learn more about their mission to save rhinos, which are the closest living relative to the horse. Congratulations Pierre and Paul and thank you for your good work!
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We are bursting with pride that our very own Jenni Autry won a 2017 McCauley’s Alltech ‘A+’ Award for outstanding coverage of international equestrian sport. Although you may know her as a wordsmith for EN, she is also a broadcast journalist for the Horseware Eventing Podcast powered by EquiRatings. She won the broadcast category of the Alltech A+ Award for the episode “It’s The World’s Biggest CCI3 Boekelo Preview Show.” Congratulations, Jenni!
The Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials, in Chesterfield, SC extended their closing date by one week! You can enter until midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24 with no late fee! HOTC is the home of Area 3’s only Classic long-format event and also offers Beginner Novice through Preliminary horse trials divisions. Don’t miss out on this vibrant, friendly, prize-packed event in the Piedmont. [Website][Omnibus]
With the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships coming up in about a month at the Virginia Horse Trials, collegiate teams around the country are getting geared up to represent their school. Auburn University was one of the first organized intercollegiate eventing teams, organized in 2013, and they are returning to the Championship for the third time this year with two full teams. [Meet the Team]