Black Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Maybe it’s emotional residue from one too many ‘The Black Stallion’ viewings as a kid, but there’s just something about seeing an event horse the color of polished onyx that makes my heart skip a beat. And when their performance matches their tall, dark and handsome good looks … swoon. Pictured here: Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon at Lumühlen 2015. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

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News & Notes:

A Horse Sport Ireland medal reception held yesterday celebrated a historic year for Irish Equestrian Sport. The nation has qualified three teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and enjoyed another outstanding year in the eventing realm, with Cathal Daniels claiming the individual bronze medal at the Eventing European Championships at Luhmühlen in with the Irish Sport Horse mare Rioghan Ru. [Horse Sport Ireland]

Best of HN: Reader Photo Challege: 18 Amazing Clip Jobs

Just in on JN: From a Judge’s Perspective: Diane Carney Shares the Foundations of the Classical Position

Podcast Pick: USEA CEO Rob Burk joins the USEA Podcast this week to preview what’s in store for attendees at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. You can check out the full schedule on the USEA Convention website. Plus! Diane Pitts comes on to discuss her presidency from 2014 to 2016. [Listen Now]

Featured Video: That mane! Those ears! The determined ride! Love everything about this cross country go, from Fresno County Horse Park H.T.