FTI’s Saturday Links from Tipperary

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Happy Saturday EN Readers!

Or should I say, “Happy Grand Prix Jumping Day” instead? That’s right, while yesterday may have featured PRO Derby Cross (and congratulations to Team Guardian on their stellar win!), today is the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival’s day for the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix, CSI 2*! And this is only the beginning to a lengthy and exciting schedule of competition at the Festival, lasting until April 1st.  If you haven’t checked out the USEF Website for the Broadcast Schedule and Live Footage, I definitely recommend it! [USEF Network]

But in other (and mostly related) news, it’s time for Saturday Links!

William Fox-Pitt has confirmed that Cool Mountain is out of contention for the 2012 London Olympic Games

USEF has opened voting for its “Favorite Breed Competition” of 2012

Nick Skelton wins the $32,000.00 WEF Challenge Cup 2 at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival

New Zealand has updated its list of high performance squads for probable involvement in the 2012 Olympic Games

USET Foundation to host “An English Country Evening” benefit on Friday, January 27. Six live auction items will be featured to raise money for the USET Riders preparing to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games

Horse & Hound launches their Digital Magazine, priced at $116 USD per year

The Institute of Sport & Exercise Science is conducting research into the fitness of the female event rider, and they’re looking for volunteers!

Allerton Park Horse Trials will be adding an Advanced Class to their Autumn Event in September, featuring course builder Dominic Lawrence

And in Blogger News:

Hoofbeats for Heartbeats has completed yet another piece in her series of gorgeous horse paper cutout artwork

Horse Listening discusses the revolutionary concept of “Not Cantering” in order to improve your transition work. Who knew it could be so easy?!

And because the PRO Derby Cross competition is fresh on our minds, I will leave you all with The Chonicle Connection’s Highlight Reel from last year’s Derby Cross! So many familiar faces, and so many great teams!

Go Eventing!

 


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