Friday Video & UK Notes from World Equestrian Brands: Making Sense of Cross Country

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Happy Friday from rural Scotland, where I’m frantically rubbing two sticks together to try to transmit this information to you via smoke signal! You know what’s hard to work out via smoke signal? Weblinks.

Anyway, we’re right in the thick of it here at Blair, but there’s plenty going on around the rest of the UK, too — check out our weekend preview, and make sure to get your entries in quickly before this weekend’s ballot dates roll around!

UK Weekend Preview: 

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

Keysoe (3): [Website] [Ride Times]

Wellington: [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Shelford Manor (2): [Ride Times]

Llanymynech (2): [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Treborough Hill (2): [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Events Opening this Weekend:

24th: Dauntsey Park (2) – BE90-I – [EnterWiltshire (September 28-30)

25th: Bishop Burton (2) – BE90-N – [EnterEast Yorkshire (September 29-30)

25th: Little Downham (3) – BE80-A, with BE90/100 RF – [EnterCambridgeshire (September 29 – October 1)

Events Balloting this Weekend:

25th: Munstead (2) – BE80-BE100 with BE90RF – [EnterSurrey (September 15-16)

26th: Wee Burgie – BE80-N – [EnterMoray (September 16)

Friday Video: The Sports Explainer Takes on Cross-Country

You know what we really love here at EN? We love it when the sports broadcasting giants get involved with equestrian sports, and we especially love it when they help to make our (admittedly somewhat baffling) discipline of choice more accessible, more decipherable, and, ultimately, more exciting to a new swathe of fans. Eurosport’s ‘Explainer’ series does just that, with their brand spanking new follow-up to the successful showjumping video they circulated this summer. Check it out and give it a share — with any luck, we can all convince an unhorsey friend or two that it’s well worth tuning into Burghley next week. Viewer numbers, people. It’s all about the viewer numbers.

Eurosport: Longines Sports Explainer

Learn how to master the art of a cross country combination in this superb sports explainer 🐴

Posted by Eurosport on Wednesday, August 22, 2018