We’ve all had nearly a week to recover from the excitement of the WEG eventing, but I know I’m not alone in periodically getting hit by the warm-and-fuzzies all over again — Ros Canter’s face when she realised she was World Champion! The Irish team’s long-awaited podium finish! The hugs, the tears, the horses who made it all happen! Dickie Waygood quietly murmuring ‘BOOM’ at his tiny protege, which isn’t a euphemism, but I appreciate that it sounds a bit like one. I’m a bit of an emotional wreck about eventing at the best of times but honestly, blub city over here.
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Championships are a funny thing…they are long weeks, require stamina of mind and body and best laid plans mean nothing!! We didn’t start yesterday how we had planned but Lizzie feels super and we won’t stop fighting till the very end!! Proud to be on the first ever Israeli WEG team and ready for Nations Cup Round 1 💪💪💪. #teamisrael #neverstopfighting #longweekahead #justthebeginning #flyingfeathers #nevergiveup #🇮🇱 photocredit Jenny Abrahamsson
Like the rest of the EN team, I’ve been enjoying watching some of the other disciplines this week, from cavorting-in-style (um, vaulting) to the seriously exciting showjumping. Mainly, if I’m honest, because I am OBSESSED with Danielle Goldstein‘s hair. She is an actual bird of paradise, and her feisty chestnut mare Lizziemary is game and gutsy and I. Am. Here. For. It.
UK Weekend Preview
- Moreton Morrell (2): [Ride Times]
- Kelsall Hill (2): [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]
- South of England International (2): [Website] [Ride Times]
- Bricky: [Ride Times] [Live Scores]
- Alnwick Ford International: [Ride Times] [Live Scores]
Events Opening this Weekend
- 21st: Aston-le-Walls (5) – BE80N – [Enter] Northamptonshire (October 26-27)
- 21st: Horseheath (3) – BE80-BE105 – [Enter] Cambridgeshire (October 27-28)
Events Balloting this Weekend
- 22nd: Broadway (2) – BE80-N – [Enter] Worcestershire (October 13-14)
Friday Video: Go Behind-the-Scenes with Ros Canter
Softly-spoken, fiercely determined, and possessing an enormous work ethic that belies her tiny stature, World Champion Ros Canter is a new name to many eventing fans. But the 32-year-old, who has been, perhaps, Great Britain’s best-kept-secret, isn’t lacking in experience or time spent logging essential riding and competing hours. Take a look into life behind the scenes with Ros, her trainer and owner of Allstar B Caroline Moore, and the team behind them, and enjoy a snippet of what goes into producing the performance of a lifetime in this video from Team GB Equestrian. We’re willing to bet you’re going to love Ros, with her endless gratitude, graceful riding, and unabashed love for her horse, as much as we do.