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I’m always extra giddy at seeing the foreign horses at Kentucky in the spring, because it feels like an exclusive group of equine celebrities visiting. In fact, they are basically celebrities and the pairs that make the long flight over are usually a formidable force. Is this the only sport where you can become famous because of your animal? That’s a thing for sure in eventing.

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Are you attending this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? Join EN and Ride iQ for a ridiculously epic course walk led by Kyle Carter and Buck Davidson on Friday, April 29. If you register ahead of time, you’ll be entered to win prizes such as a limited edition signed tote bag and goodies from our sponsors. Click here to learn more.

Want to stay in the know for all things revolving around the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Badminton Horse Trials? We’ll be sending out our Daily Digest email beginning Monday, April 25 for Kentucky and Tuesday, May 3 for Badminton. It’s the best place to keep up with our coverage and all of the latest news from the big spring 5* events — and, it’s free! We’ll also be giving out prizes (think exclusive EN merch and sponsor goodies!) throughout each event, so you definitely don’t want to miss out. Sign up here.

Sharon White’s “Hell Week” saved a student’s bacon during an extremely interesting turn of events in show jumping. Lea Adams-Blackmore made a bid for an oxer into a triple, clambered over it and ended up on her horse’s neck, pushing his bridle clean off his face. Her horse kindly kept jumping through the line, and Lea exhibited some impressive acrobatics to stay on, thanks in part to her participation in Hell Week at Last Frontier Farm. [What In The World is Hell Week]

“If you build it, they will come,” might have been true for the late ‘80s film Field of Dreams, but is hardly the case for training facilities in the equine industry. Whether you’ve just started a training business or are looking to ramp up your revenue this season, be sure to check out these best practices for generating some buzz about your business. Check out these top three ways to get the word out about your business. [Advertise Yourself Intelligently]

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event this year has a star-studded entry list. The entries consist of the only two Rolex Grand Slam winners (Pippa Funnell and Michael Jung), the full U.S. Tokyo Olympic team riders, and 10 USEA YEH graduate horses. Will Coleman and Tamie Smith will both be riding two horses that have graduated from the YEH program. There are two YEH graduates who were the recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Lion d’Angers Grant, and there are two YEH graduates making their five-star debut. The 10 YEH graduate horses include Dondante, Let It Be Lee, Fleeceworks Royal, Emporium, Covert Rights, Tsetserleg, Off The Record, Quantum Leap, Mai Baum, and PFun. [YEH Goes To Five Star]