Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Our favorite Pan American Gold Medallist. Photo by Lisa Thomas.

Plantation weekend! And Blenheim weekend! It’s so exciting on so many levels! I wish everybody lots of fancy prancy, just enough bravery and speed on cross country, and careful tippy toes in show jumping. Bring the best competition you can, friends!

National Holiday: National String Cheese Day

Major Weekend Events:

Plantation Field: WebsiteSchedule, Entries, TimesLive ScoringEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Blenheim: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoringLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Marlborough H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Apple Knoll Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Cedar Ridge H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Surefire Horse Trials is still accepting entries through today! Entries this year were low due to a misprint in the omnibus stating that it was cancelled, so they’re hoping a fair few want to attend one of the best events of Area II next weekend. Don’t miss this opportunity to add it to your calendar. [Enter Surefire Horse Trials]

Where are previous winners of the Blenheim 8-9 year-old CCI4*-S these days? Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary this year, this class for young horses is lauded as an excellent predictor of success later in life. The previous ten winners are definitely rocking out at the highest levels, including horses like NZB Land Vision, Oslo, Fernhill Pimms, Faerie Dianimo and London 52. That’s a pretty good list to say the least. [Previous Winners at Blenheim]

Every single event rider has been eliminated by missing a fence. That’s why they say that you do it once, and you never do it again. Another popular one is leaving your horse’s boots on from warmup and going into dressage. Uh, maybe just read this list and make a mental note not to copy the rest of us. [13 Mistakes We’ve All Made At a Competition]

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