Announcing the 6th Annual EN Blogger Contest Finalists!

The 6th Annual Eventing Nation Blogger Contest drew the largest number of entries by far in the history of this contest. After thoroughly reviewing the slew of entries, the chinchillas judging panel has narrowed the entries down to 13 finalists.

This is truly an international contest that attracted entries from all over the world. We are excited to have finalists from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland participating in this year’s contest.

We will be publishing their first round entries on Bloggers Row over the next week, so be sure to keep checking back to EN. Let us know in the comments which entries you like best. We hope you enjoy their creativity, insight and love of the sport as much as we gave.

Without further ado, congratulations to the 13 finalists!

Anne Bennett
Bailey Bickford
Kathy Carter
Sarah Clark
Krista Degitz
Christa Dillon
Laura Gravelle
Erica Greenwald
Lauren Grindall
Sophie Hulme
Erin Kimmer
Viviane Pendleton
Scott Shiminski

Each finalist now will be hard at work on their round two submission. Just as the 2012 Blogger Contest finalists addressed the value of the Olympic stage, this year’s group will write about a similar prompt as we count down the days to the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

As eventing faces the very real possibility of making further changes to the sport’s format to align with the Olympic 2020 Agenda, many have questioned whether the sport should remain in the Olympics at all. In your opinion, what is the value of the Olympic stage in eventing?

Entries are due Wednesday, July 27 at 8 p.m. EST. Good luck to all the finalists. Go Eventing.