Saturday Links from Tipperary

Andrea Johnson and Nikki Kowalski, of Team CEO Eventing, hack at Kentucky Horse Park in preparation for the Hagyard Midsouth 3Day. Photo from Megan Moore's Facebook page.

Another busy weekend is well underway across Eventing Nation as well as across the pond. Virtually every horse and rider you could possibly hope to see in one place have descended upon Fair Hill to contest the last CCI3* of the year, while the best of the best young horses compete at Mondial in France and the fans of the long format are duking it out in Lexington at Midsouth. Whew! Not to mention all of the other fantastic events running this weekend – that’s enough to keep anyone out of bed and fully loaded with Red Bull!

Dressage in the CCI2* and CCI3* concluded today and cross country kicks off first thing this morning. In the CCI2* it’s all Boyd Martin and Pancho Villa at the top. These two sit atop the leaderboard on a 41.4 that could not be touched for the duration of the division. In the CCI3*, Jennie Brannigan held onto the lead going into cross country on a very impressive 42.6. These horses will all be chomping at the bit to get out on Derek di Grazia’s cross country course today, so I would not expect this to be a dressage competition by any means!

At the Hagyard Midsouth, the CCI1* concludes today with show jumping, while the 3day divisions prepare to run cross country and the remainder of the team challenge divisions show jump. 

Jenni will be bringing you updates from the exciting cross country day at Fair Hill, and I will be lurking working from Kentucky Horse Park bringing you updates on Midsouth, so stay tuned for plenty of action!

Fair Hill Links: [Website] [Dressage Times] [Live Scores] [Cross Country Course Map]

Hagyard Midsouth Links: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Mondial du Lion Links: [Website] [Live Scores CCI1*] [Live Scores CCI2*]

Events This Weekend:

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

“The Event” at Kelly’s Ford [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Grass Ridge Horse Trials [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Missouri Wine Country Sporthorse Show [Website] [Ride Times]

Saturday Links:

This spring Tipperary Equestrian launched the GOT PINK Breast Cancer campaign in partnership with the Women’s College Hospital Foundation. Until October 31, 2013 Tipperary will donate 5% of each Tipperary Pink Sportage 8500 and Pink Eventer 1015 sold to the Women’s College Breast Cancer Research Program .

YEH East Coast Championship Results.

Fair Hill’s blog keeps us all up to date on the happenings around the ground.

Emily King, daughter of Mary King, is trying to garner sponsorship for her mount, Brookleigh.

New Zealand’s eventing coach, Erik Duvander, weighs in on the Clifton Promise drug test.

Dressage great Carl Hester is writing an autobiography.

More information has surfaced regarding a NY breeder under investigation for abuse.

USEF’s Friday Fair Hill Recap.

Saturday Video:

One of my favorite parts of Fair Hill is the PRO Bareback Challenge. Check out this video from last year’s action!

 

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