Friday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research

Always proud to see eventers out there keeping the insanity in the middle, right where it’s supposed to be. The annual Team Challenge component of the Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event, taking place this week at Kentucky Horse Park, always seems to bring out the delightful irreverence in our ranks — the team names are the best part, really. A few of our favorite team names for 2018:

Fire Breathing Rubber Chickens
We’re Here for the Party
Smells Like Team Spirit
Dude, Where’s Our Horse?
Bad Intentions
Hoofin’ 4 Hooters
Jager Bombs
Not Fast Just Furious
Halt. Salue. BREATHE!
Heels Down, Bottoms Up
MSEDA Mavens of Mayhem
Will Ride for Wine
Eventing Ninjas
IEA Resting Awesome Face
Damsels in Dressage
Run Like The Winded
The Wrong Diagonals
Trotting Tootsies
Disney Villians
For Fox Sake
Dream Crushers
Canada, Eh?
IV Insanity
Baby Got Tack
Hold My Drink
In it for the Swag
50 Shades of Neigh

I’m dying. Check ’em all out here. And best of luck!

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Major Events This Week:

Fair Hill: WebsiteDressage TimesScheduleYEH Live ScoresCCI Live ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores, EN’s Coverage

Le Lion d’Angers: Website6-year-old Entries7-year-old EntriesResultsEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Pine Hill Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Friday News & Notes:

British Eventing (BE) is raising entry fees and prize money in 2019. Both will increase by 2.25% for BE affiliated events, an amount calculated with respect to inflation factors for organizers. [British Eventing to increase entry fees and prize money in 2019]

Win a VIP trip-for-two to this year’s FEI Dressage World Cup final in Gothenburg through a new mobile app that puts you in the judge’s seat. FEI eLeague Dressage, developed with tech giant SAP, enables fans to score riders’ performances, creating audience scores and rankings in real time. Now users can collect points by participating, with a winner to be announced after the last qualifier in the Western European League season at ‘s-Hertogenbosch in March 2019. [Win a Trip to Gothenburg Final with eLeague Dressage]

Tired of fighting a nappy horse? “We do show jumping and cross country regularly and she can love it and fly round or she can just refuse to walk and when I try and push her forward she will either go backwards or refuse to move.” So frustrating! UK-based trainer Jason Webb of Australian Horse Training offers some advice. [How can I stop my horse from napping?]

Young Event Horse East Coast Championship course preview! Course designer Trish Gilbert says she crafted the YEH jumping course to provide a comprehensive test of a young event horse’s ability to tackle different cross country and show jumping questions. The USEA takes us on a spin around this year’s course. [The Ultimate Young Event Horse Test: Preview the YEH Championships Jumping Course]

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