Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Senan Bourke. Photo courtesy of Bourke Eventing.

Tim Bourke and Marley Stone Bourke’s ridiculously adorable two-year-old son would like you to know that he’s in the running for the 2039 Land Rover Kentucky Dubarry Best Dressed award, and he’s clearly working on becoming a fashion icon for young eventers worldwide. Dubarry judges, take note. He’s ready.

National Holiday: National Frankenstein Friday

Major Events:

5 Etoiles de Pau: WebsiteEntriesForm GuideLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Waredaca 3DE & H.T. [Website] [HT Entry Status] [3DE Entry Status] [HT Ride Times] [3DE Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Windermere Run H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

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

News From Around the Globe:

FLAIR Strips is celebrating 20 years! Can you believe it?! To spread the joy with this anniversary, they have an excellent giveaway for twenty winners. To enter, simply follow the link below and upload your favorite photo featuring FLAIR Strips. Each winner will get six packs of FLAIR Strips and a FLAIR towel. [Enter to Win FLAIR]

Horse & Country is live streaming Pau with exclusive English commentary. Dressage and jumping are free to view, and the cross-country is available for Horse & Country subscribers only, from the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Australia. Stream the cross-country live exclusively on H&C.  [Pau Livestream]

Since 1984, only six nations have won Olympic medals in eventing. Except for Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Wega in 2012, not only have these six nations won all the team medals, but also the individual medals have all gone to them as well. With the new format for 2020, is it time to see some outsider influence? Equiratings breaks it down. [The Long Read: New Teams on the Podium?]

Rescuing horses is an amazing endeavor, but so often we see it all gone wrong. Why is it that the best intentions sometimes end up going down the same road as the initial abuse? With mental illness as a strong factor in lots of rescues that end up as seizures themselves, delving into the psychology of animal hoarding and abuse is a complicated matter. [Good Intentions Gone Wrong]

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