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12 Days of Giveaways, Day 5: Win a Custom Pedigree Report from Breed.Ride.Compete.

It’s time to kick off the final month of 2022 with some free stuff — everyone’s favorite! This year, we’ve partnered with a whole slew of brands for these 12 (or more!) giveaways. There will be plenty you won’t want to miss out on, so remember to check back on Eventing Nation (and also, there are giveaways happening daily over on Horse Nation!) each day through December 12.

Today (December 5), we’re teaming up with Breed.Ride.Compete to give away a Custom Pedigree Report! Ever wanted to know more about your horse’s breeding, but not sure how or where to start? Let our expert pedigree researchers do all the work for you! You will receive a 6-8 page PDF report with information about your horse’s ancestors, other related horses, what the bloodlines are known for, their history, the mare family, photos, etc.

These reports are geared toward horse owners who are interested in learning more about their horses, but they have also been popular for sale horse packages as well. If you have any follow-up questions related to any of the information included in your report, we’ll be happy to discuss those with you too.

Please note: The Custom Pedigree Report is limited to warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, sport horses, or sport ponies.

To enter, use the form below to submit your information, or click here if the embedded form is not usable or visible in your browser. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow in this post and will also notify the winner via email. Want a bonus entry? Give @breedridecompete a follow on Instagram!

Disclosure: This form collects email addresses, which will be shared with EN as well as the sponsor of the day’s giveaway. You may receive a few emails from EN and the sponsor, from which you’re free to unsubscribe at any time (but you’ll miss the fun!).

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 5: Win a Mattes Half Pad from World Equestrian Brands

It’s time to kick off the final month of 2022 with some free stuff — everyone’s favorite! This year, we’ve partnered with a whole slew of brands for these 12 (or more!) giveaways. There will be plenty you won’t want to miss out on, so remember to check back on Eventing Nation (and also, there are giveaways happening daily over on Horse Nation!) each day through December 12.

Today (December 5), we’re teaming up with World Equestrian Brands to give away a fancy-and-functional Mattes AP Half Pad with Rear Trim.

To enter, use the form below to submit your information, or click here if the embedded form is not usable or visible in your browser. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow in this post and will also notify the winner via email. Want a bonus entry? Give @worldeqbrands a follow on Instagram!

Disclosure: This form collects email addresses, which will be shared with EN as well as the sponsor of the day’s giveaway. You may receive a few emails from EN and the sponsor, from which you’re free to unsubscribe at any time (but you’ll miss the fun!).

Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

The best use of a non-horsey boyfriend? Luring the feral mare back in after a year off, using coercion tactics and a selection box of root vegetables.

I’m a real fair weather rider these days, and after years working as a groom in all sorts of rotten conditions, I’m no longer feeling bad about it. But I must say, after nearly a year of my horse being out in a field with a soft tissue injury, I’m really enjoying even the moochiest of rides in the pouring rain. Twenty minutes of walking? Sign me up, baby! I can’t feel my toes, but I’m having a nice time.

National Holiday: It’s International Ninja Day, because of course it is.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Rocking Horse December H.T. (Altoona, FL): [Website] [Results]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. IV (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Results]

Your Monday Reading List:

We’re all very keen to fight the good fight for grooms and keep working to improve conditions for them. But once in a while, it’s really heartening to catch up with someone in the role who’s having a truly nice time and being treated well by their employer. That’s certainly the case for Abbie Salter, who works for British eventer Jodie Amos and has nearly a decade as a groom under her belt. Even know, she’s happy to say it’s the best job in the world. [Let’s make this a universal experience]

From turmeric curing all that ails your horse to an increasing line-up of products that claim they’ll [zap/laser/magnetize] the pain away, there’s a heck of a lot being sold to us that might be just a touch questionable. Though there’s anecdotal evidence to support just about anything (my own trainer has had great success with those titanium masks, and who actually knows how those are meant to work!), there’s also a fair amount of scepticism out there. And delightful, silly satire — my favourite thing of them all. [This rug will make your horse live forever! Naaaaht]

Qatar, who are currently busy hosting a contentious FIFA World Cup, are now putting their hat in the ring for the 2036 Olympics. Though many keen football fans are opting to boycott the World Cup in response to human rights violations in the country, Qatar believes it’s been such a roaring success so far that the next obvious step is taking on the biggest sporting stage of them all. [Qatar to bid for Olympic hosting role]

Using the winter months to put some time into a green bean? You’ll probably spend as much time reviewing training books, articles, and videos in the evenings as you do actually working with your horse – and so it’s always particularly helpful when someone collates a few good resources together. [Dive in and get those sessions planned]

Morning Viewing:

Catch up with vlogger and amateur eventer Meg Elphick as she takes a lesson with showjumper Dan Delsart:

Sunday Video: ‘Stop Laughing!’

When people ask me what a good result at the WEG has changed to my everyday life ?

Absolutely nothing 😬😅🤭

I love this horse to bit and I promise he’s a lovely horse but he can feel the cold winter 🥶 coming

And my grooms aren’t very supportive as you’ll hear with the sound on 🔉

#notforsale

Equine America UK Ltd
Baileys Horse Feeds
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Mon Sellier – Renaissance
Whipley Manor Farm Ltd
See Change Now
Stirrup HR
Harcour
Freejump

Posted by Gaspard Maksud Eventing on Friday, December 2, 2022

It’s that time of year when horses are..ahem..feeling themselves, what with the drops in temperature and anticipation of coming back from their off-season holidays. The scene is no different in most top riders’ yards, as French World Championships rider Gaspard Maksud demonstrates with this hilarious video shared on his Facebook page this week.

“I love this horse to bit and I promise he’s a lovely horse but he can feel the cold winter 🥶 coming!” Gaspard captioned the video. “And my grooms aren’t very supportive as you’ll hear with the sound on!”

This video is worth a watch with the sound on, as Gaspard always has a peanut gallery assembled in his arena to provide commentary (or, in this case, relieved giggles that said peanut gallery isn’t the one sat on the horse). Enjoy the laughs, and as for you Gaspard, enjoy the ride!

Click here to watch the video on Facebook if the embedded post above is not visible in your browser.

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 4: Win a $100 Shopping Spree at Mare Modern Goods

It’s time to kick off the final month of 2022 with some free stuff — everyone’s favorite! This year, we’ve partnered with a whole slew of brands for these 12 (or more!) giveaways. There will be plenty you won’t want to miss out on, so remember to check back on Eventing Nation (and also, there are giveaways happening daily over on Horse Nation!) each day through December 12.

Today (December 4), we’re partnering with Mare Modern Goods to give one lucky winner a $100 gift certificate to shop to their heart’s delight! All of the most sassy, quirky, and stylish accessories await at maregoods.com.

To enter, use the form below to submit your information, or click here if the embedded form is not usable or visible in your browser. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow in this post and will also notify the winner via email. Want a bonus entry? Give @maregoods a follow on Instagram!

Disclosure: This form collects email addresses, which will be shared with EN as well as the sponsor of the day’s giveaway. You may receive a few emails from EN and the sponsor, from which you’re free to unsubscribe at any time (but you’ll miss the fun!).

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 4: Win a Supplement Bundle from Kentucky Performance Products

It’s time to kick off the final month of 2022 with some free stuff — everyone’s favorite! This year, we’ve partnered with a whole slew of brands for these 12 (or more!) giveaways. There will be plenty you won’t want to miss out on, so remember to check back on Eventing Nation (and also, there are giveaways happening daily over on Horse Nation!) each day through December 12.

Today (December 4), we’re teaming up with Kentucky Performance Products to give away a supply of three top supplements: Ker-A-Form, Summer Games Electrolyte, and Joint Armor, plus a tube of Trouble Free paste. That’s three of KPP’s most loved supplements, all coming your way!

Ker-A-Form is a scientifically formulated coat and hoof supplement that is named after one of the tissues it was developed to nourish “keratin.” Keratin is the fibrous protein that forms the main structural component of hair and hooves. Without healthy keratin, hooves and hair grow slowly and become dull, dry, and brittle. The combination of nutrients found in Ker-A-Form support keratin as well as multiple other components that make up healthy skin, hair, and hooves.

Summer Games Electrolyte is a unique blend of both electrolytes and trace minerals specifically formulated to replenish critical electrolytes in the proper ratios. Summer Games supports healthy electrolyte balance so horses stay hydrated, perform at optimal levels, and recover faster after exercise or in stressful situations.

Joint Armor’s complete formula provides your horse with the nutrients necessary to support both healthy joint cartilage and synovial fluid.

Spooky, tense, edgy, unfocused. If these words describe your horse, a calming supplement could make training easier and riding more fun. Trouble Free is scientifically formulated to support proper nervous system function and help your horse maintain a more confident, focused, and relaxed disposition.

To enter, use the form below to submit your information, or click here if the embedded form is not usable or visible in your browser. We’ll announce the winner tomorrow in this post and will also notify the winner via email. Want a bonus entry? Give @kentuckyperformanceproducts a follow on Instagram!

Disclosure: This form collects email addresses, which will be shared with EN as well as the sponsor of the day’s giveaway. You may receive a few emails from EN and the sponsor, from which you’re free to unsubscribe at any time (but you’ll miss the fun!).

Sunday Links from SmartPak

‘Tis the season to deck the stalls! Or, if you’re feeling extra festive and are blessed with a tolerant mount, why not deck the whole horse? That’s what riders in the Maryland Horse Trials Donation Cross Country Derby did yesterday. We love to see it, so tag your festive eventing photos with #GoEventing and we might share it in an upcoming News & Notes or #ICYMI eNewsletter.

U.S. Weekend Action

Rocking Horse December H.T. (Altoona, FL): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. IV (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Links to Start Your Sunday:

Looking Back at the 2022 USEA Classic Series

Qatar looking to use World Cup as springboard for 2036 Olympics bid

BE releases biosecurity handbook for horse venues

Asymmetry in the stirrups common among horse riders, study findings suggest

Solo And Stressed: Individual Housing May Encourage Infectious Diseases In Horses

SmartPak Pick of the Week: This blanket has sloths on it. THIS BLANKET HAS SLOTHS ON IT.

Sunday Video: We stumbled upon this impressive flashback video from the 2018 World Equestrian Games — what a recovery!


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Register for the First Paris Olympics Ticket Draw

An artist’s interpretation of the Opening Ceremony flotilla. Image courtesy of Paris 2024/IOC.

Hoping to attend the Paris Olympics in 2024? Your first chance has finally come to snap up some tickets to the biggest competition of the next four years, with the opening of the first draw opportunity.

This first draw for tickets will be for those spectators who want to see multiple sessions of sport: successful applicants will get the chance to buy tickets for three sessions, with all sports and seating tiers available for purchase in what’s been dubbed a ‘Make Your Games’ pack. Nearly 10 million tickets will be made available for purchase across the various sales windows, and 750 total sessions of sport will take place throughout the Games, as well as the exciting Opening Ceremony, which will be held along the River Seine, and the Closing Ceremony.

The equestrian sports at Paris 2024 will take place at the Palace of Versailles.

The draw, which opened on December 1st, will remain in situ until January 31, giving you ample opportunity to get your name on the list for a shot at tickets for the Paris Games. Those who are accepted from the draw will be granted a 48-hour window within which to purchase tickets for their sessions of choice during February and March — though another draw will open in March to give those who miss out in round one another shot at getting into the room where it happens come 2024, with individual tickets available during the second draw. If you want to guarantee your tickets, and you’ve got deep pockets to do so, there are also some very cool hospitality packages available.

Those wishing to put their name in the hat will need to do so via the official Olympic ticketing site. No other website has permission to sell Olympic tickets, so beware if you see a deal that looks too good to be true — it almost certainly is. This method of sale might make it slightly harder to get your hands on your tickets, but it does stop scalpers from snapping up all the seats and gouging prices, which anyone who’s tried to buy Taylor Swift concert tickets lately will be all too familiar with.

To learn more about the Make Your Games packs, click here — or to go ahead and sign up for the draw, click here. Bonne chance!

 

 

12 Days of Giveaways, Day 3: Win a Therawool Cross Country Pad from Fleeceworks

It’s time to kick off the final month of 2022 with some free stuff — everyone’s favorite! This year, we’ve partnered with a whole slew of brands for these 12 (or more!) giveaways. There will be plenty you won’t want to miss out on, so remember to check back on Eventing Nation (and also, there are giveaways happening daily over on Horse Nation!) each day through December 12. 
Today (December 3), we’re teaming up with Fleeceworks to give away a Therawool Quilted Cross Country Contour w/ Perfect Balance Technology, perfect for keeping your saddle secure on cross country.

Congratulations to Amanda Z. from IN — you’re our winner!

Saturday Links from World Equestrian Brands

Some of the upcoming prizes may or may not be visible in this photo. No, they are not Woods Baughman and/or C’est la Vie 135 — sorry 🙁 . Photo by Abby Powell.

I have to admit, I’ve taken a little peek at the future prizes for our 12 Days of Giveaways and, spoiler alert, (OK not actually — Chinch might fire me if I spoil it all) there are some seriously sweet ones coming up. But maybe — just maybe, wink, wink — there are some enviable World Equestrian Brands products on the docket. Make sure you’re checking out each days’ post to enter!

Also having a holiday themed giveaway are our friends at Horse and Rider Books. They’re celebrating the 12 Books of Christmas by posting a video each day through December 12th featuring one of their best-selling books. Pay attention to each one to unlock a secret code good for an entry to win all 12 featured books! Check our their day 1 post for details.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Rocking Horse December H.T. (Altoona, FL): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. IV (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Links to Start Your Weekend:

Focus And A Paralympic Mentor Helped Utah Teen Become World’s Youngest FEI Para-Dressage Competitor

Horse manure works its magic in space exploration experiment

The MARS Bromont Rising U-25 Program Grows in Geography & Scope

The Shandian Case Should Be A Reminder That ‘The Horse Owes You Nothing’

I’m Done Letting Show Goals Determine My Horse Girl Happiness

Saturday Video: What kind of sorcery is this?


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