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You can take the eventers off of the cross country course, but you can’t take the insanity in the middle out of them! New life goal: sit as chilly as Clark Montgomery does over this giant airy warmup oxer.

Women’s History Bit of the Day:

Two women, one American and one British, helped destroy the cliche that eventing was too tough a sport for the fairer sex. Revisit the cliff notes version of Sheila Willcox and Lana du Pont Wright‘s stories in this 2014 EN article.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

$50,000 Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field: [Website] [Entry List] [Ride Times] [Ride for Charity Fan Vote] [Live Stream]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, Ga.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. (Altoona, Fl.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days Farm March H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

The USEF has suspended all licensed competitions in California for the next 14 days due to the ongoing outbreak of EHV-1 positive cases on the West Coast. USEF’s decision is in line with the California State Veterinarian’s cautionary recommendation that all equine events and non-essential horse movements be postponed for two weeks.

Do you know which vaccinations you need to be able to show proof of at a USEF licensed competition if asked? Now is a great time to revisit the vaccination log requirements as set forth by the USEF General Rules!

A familiar name from the jumper ring was recently spotted in the sandbox. International show jumper Lillie Keenan has been dabbling in dressage as a way to fine tune her aids and get the most out of her jumpers. Last week, she donned tails and made her Prix St. Georges debut at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Watch This on H&C+: Don’t forget to become an H&C+ member to follow along with this week’s Grand-Prix Eventing at the Aiken Horse Park and check our EN’s Ultimate Guide for all the details.

Video Break: I dunno about you, but I’m pretty excited we’ll be getting to watch William Fox-Pitt compete in the Grand-Prix Eventing again! Here he is getting to know his borrowed mount, Sara Kozumplik’s Rock Phantom.