It’s hard to believe but this time next week, we’ll be waiting with baited breath to see the best riders in the sport step in to the stadium to tackle the final phase of RK3DE 2016. It’s almost here, and that it will be gone in the blink of an eye. It’s always interesting to me to find out which phase is the most challenging mentally for other eventers.
Personally, I’m the most at ease in the show jumping ring. I was a jumper rider before I was an eventer, so show jumping day always feels like going home. As much as I love watching cross country, the tension that comes when horses and riders are tired and the rails threaten to come down at the lightest tap is my favorite. What about you?
U.S. Weekend Action:
Sporting Days Farm H.T. [Website]
Retired Racehorse Project is throwing a hoedown after Rolex cross country, and you’ll want to be there. Hagyard is hosting the hoedown for the benefit of the RRP, where a $50 admission (or $35 for RRP members) will get you an open bar and live music from the Steve Norman & Shades of Grass band. Starting at 6 pm just a few short miles from the Horse Park, the Hoedown promises to provide a full-evening’s worth of entertainment alongside the likes of Phillip Dutton, Rosie Napravnik, Chris McCarron and Graham Motion. [Hoedown for Hagyard] [RRP Rolex Activities]
EN is delighted to host an online auction on behalf of Carolina International for a beautiful custom jump, with proceeds benefitting Hearts 4 Heroes United States. H4HUS provides equine-assisted and canine-assisted therapy to U.S. veterans and active duty military suffering from physical and psychological impairments. [Auction]
Relive all the action of the Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC3* cross country exclusively on EQSports.net. Today and Sunday they are re-airing the entire CIC3* cross country which includes a course overview with Ian Stark and an interview with winner Allison Springer. [EQSports.net]
Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness? OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to [email protected]for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]
Sunday Video: An old one, but still worth a giggle.