Carolina International is officially in full swing as we look ahead to day three of dressage (the Advanced horses will do their fancy prancing today) and show jumping for the FEI levels. It’s an exciting competition already in the CIC3*, as there is a three-way tie for first among Allison Springer, Maya Black and Emily Beshear. As it goes in eventing, though, it’s bound to be anything but a dressage show this weekend and there is a lot of moving and shaking yet to see this weekend.
Events This Weekend:
News & Notes:
Congrats to EN reader Natalie Ditto, winner of this week’s Fab Freebie, a Kerrits Breakaway Stretch Vest! Miss out on this one? Keep it locked on EN for future Fab Freebie giveaways.
Dread it? Then do it! The latest training tip from renowned sport psychologist Daniel Stewart has been posted over on the USEA, and it’s all about facing your fears. He’s dead on too — the more you avoid something, the more intimidating and overwhelming it becomes. As is the mantra for many an eventer: just get over it! [Daniel Stewart’s Training Tip]
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This has to be one of the best comeback stories in our sport. Beloved UK eventer Ben Hobday has made his return to competition after battling lymphoma in 2015, causing him to miss the majority of the season. He’s back, though, and has his eye on Badminton — we’re crossing our fingers he makes it off the wait list! [Ben Hobday Returns to Competition]
We’re all familiar with the chestnut mare/horse stigma. But are they really as nuts as we think they are? This great article on The Horse delves into this myth to find out if there is any truth to it. [Are Chestnut Horses Crazy?]
Want to have major barn envy? Look no further than the gorgeous Helgstrand Dressage in Germany: