Dressage Day Two News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Jimmy will be there in more than one way this weekend. Photo courtesy of Jon Holling.

Well, Tom McEwan made a splash yesterday for his first trip to Kentucky, and currently leads the pack with a 22.6, which is quite a bit ahead of the rest of the field at this point. However, there are three more days of action to go, and anything can and will happen.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Lexington, make sure you’ve downloaded the Scavenger Hunt appto be in with a chance of winning a 2024 4-Star Trailers two-horse trailer. That’s right, a brand spanking new trailer is up for grabs, which must motivate some serious scavenging. Happy hunting!

And if you just can’t wait ‘til Saturday to get a glimpse of the – now totally famous – corgi, join EN and Ride iQ for a FREE cross country preview on Friday at 4:30pm. Register here.

If you’re not able to make it to the Bluegrass State, you don’t have to miss out – you can watch all of the action from the comfort of your sofa. Find out how, here.

Will this be the event when I finally beat my non-horsey husband at Eventing Manager? The stats suggest it’s unlikely, but I’ll be ponying up nonetheless. Download the app, pick your team, spend $10,000,000 – simple. And if you want some insider info to help you make your selections, we’ve got your back. Check out the EN Form Guide here.

And whilst your head’s in predictions mode, it’s time to enter EN’s LRK3DE Pick ‘Em and Win competition. Entries close tomorrow (Thursday at 12:45pm EST / 9:45am PDT) so don’t delay. There’s just one question – Who’s going to win the 5*? There’s a cool prize from Achieve Equine for the US-based winner. Put your prediction in here.

Keep up with EVERYTHING by following @goeventing and checking out EN’s coverage of the #BestWeekendAllYear.

U.S. Weekend Preview

LRK3DE: [Website] [5* Times] [5* Scores] [4* Times] [4* Scores] [Schedule] [Live Stream] [Tickets] [EN’s Coverage] [Ultimate Guide]

Horse Park of New Jersey Spring H.T. (Allentown, NJ) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times][Volunteer]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (Leesburg, VA) [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (Durham, NH) [Website] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

News From Around the Globe:

Want more LRK3DE info each day during competition? Sign up for the free LRK3DE Daily Digest email, which will be sent each day beginning Tuesday, April 25 through Monday, May 1. Find all of EN’s latest coverage, sponsor promotions and discounts, chances to win daily giveaways, and much more! Click here to sign up.

Is it too early to be thinking about Badminton? Okay, maybe just a little bit, seeing as we haven’t even gotten to the cross country at Kentucky yet, but just in case you’re interested in a nibble, here is a sneak peak at Piggy March walking the Badminton cross country course. [Piggy Walks Badminton 2023]

Before you start your livestream, check out this USEA podcast episode on all things Kentucky. USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown has a quick chat with last year’s USEF National Five-Star Champion and Kentucky third-place finisher Doug Payne. Payne shares about his earliest Kentucky memories, the prep work leading up to the competition this year, and how he is going to balance his very busy schedule with a horse in the CCI5*-L and CCI4*-S, as well as a horse in the CSI3* Grand Prix that runs alongside the eventing competition. [Podcast of the Day]

Everyone knows the horse market is nuts right now, even for OTTB’s coming right off the track. As second careers become an increasingly important part of the Thoroughbred lifestyle, more people are curious about what drives an off-track horse’s value in its second career. In a recent study published in the journal Animals, Dr. Madalynn Camp of Illinois State University led a team of scientists who collected information on the sales of 170 Thoroughbreds via online sporthorse auctions between 2012 and 2020. The team was able to isolate a few elements that impacted price in the online auction market, and it wasn’t necessarily what I expected. [Factors for Thoroughbred Sales]

Best of Blogs: Dissociative Identity Order and The Horses That Made Me

Hey now, don’t forget to pay attention to the upcoming Kentucky Derby. The 149th running of the Kentucky Derby has some exciting prospects, but a heavy favorite in Forte. However, we’ve seen more than our fair share of upsets from an unexpected long shot, and weather changes everything. Read more about what to expect and who to watch! [Kentucky Derby 2023]

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