Lucky Saturday's Links from Tipperary


Don’t forget to wear green!

Hello EN, I hope your St. Patrick’s day has started off on the right foot. Your morning is probably already going better than that of those who attended last night’s USEF fundraising gala in Aiken- I’m sure photos of the shenanigans will end up on here eventually so be on the lookout. There are three events going down this weekend and the Event at Three Day Ranch in CA started yesterday. Mackenna Shea leads the AI with Landioso followed by Bunnie Sexton and Rise Against. Julie Ann Boyer and Rumor Hazit are winning the Intermediate, while Brynn Muechel leads the JYOP. Cross country starts bright and early at 8:30. Good luck to all competitors. [Live Scores]

Events beginning today:
Pine Top Spring Horse Trials [Live scores and times]
Meadowcreek Park [Live scores]

Do you like to win?! There are a couple of contests that are worth a click- one is EN’s very own Success saddle pad contest. All you have to do is submit a photo spelling out “Success” in a creative manner and the chinchillas that be will choose two lucky winners. The deadline for entries 4/1 at 12AM EST. [Success Contest]

The next contest comes from Practical Horseman: submit your contact information and you are entered to win a grand prize four day riding expedition, touring the Irish Castles and Monastic Ruins Trails in Galway, Ireland, and spending your nights at local bed and breakfasts along the way. Second place receives a pair of Dubarry Galway boots, and third place a Troxel Venture Performance helmet. In honor of St. Patrick, send in your entry (or don’t, so that I have a better chance of winning). [Practical Horseman]

Sad news from England: rest in peace Westwood Poser. EN sends condolences to Polly and all others involved with “Mossie.”

Headley Brittania retires.

The USEF names Laura Kraut on Cedric and Beezie Madden on Coral Reef Via Volo to the long list for London.

Mark Todd is impressive, but we already knew that.

Britain’s big names are all out an about at the Aldon Horse Trials this weekend

Today on HN: the best freestyle you’ve ever seen.

A stable hand won 1 million pounds at the Cheltenham racing festival by backing horses trained by his boss.

On the subject of Cheltenham, the deaths of five horses in two days have raised questions about welfare and safety, as they should.

16 horses have died in two months at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, NY, and Governor Cuomo has asked for an independent investigation to be conducted.

On a happier note, three New York racing organizations have banded together and created Take2, a program to help racehorses have a second career.

Professor offers new hypothesis about the cause of head shaking.

Two horses contracted EHV-1 after showing at the HITS Desert Circuit

As Lacy mentioned yesterday, the USEF launched the “Experience Eventing” website.

Feel good story of the day: Sweep the pony helps rehab neglected horses

Best of Blogs:

Boyd recaps this week’s training sessions

Melissa Miller recaps her Red Hills experience for FLAIR

Rolex countdown: 40 more days! In honor of her retirement, here’s Headley Britannia at Rolex in 2009- the year she took home the top title. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, go (Irish) eventing.


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