Monday News and Notes from SmartPak

And the photo bomb award goes to Joan Symansky and Papa Kieffs!

Posted by Allison Springer Eventing on Sunday, March 27, 2016

I’m just thrilled for Allison Springer and Arthur’s incredible success at Carolina International. Putting all three phases together can be so difficult, especially with the pressure of a large and extremely competitive division. Allison is the nicest person and so dedicated to Arthur. She fiercely believes in him and his talent, and it’s so nice to see a long-term partnership like theirs flourish. They deserve this win and all our congratulations!

Events This Weekend:

#2016CI Links: ResultsLive StreamEN’s CoverageTwitterInstagram

Poplar Place Farm CIC & H.T. [Results] [EN Coverage]

Stable View Winter II H.T. [Results]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Morven Park needs jump judges for their horse trials next weekend. Volunteers are needed both days to help with dressage and cross country. No experience is necessary, but it’s a great way to see top equestrian athletes in action. Volunteers will receive lunch and schooling perks. [Click here to sign up]

Germany took control of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing leaderboard with a win it the opening leg of the series at Fontainebleau CIC3* in France this weekend, led by the indefatigable Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW. Michael also finished second with FischerRocana FST. [FEI News]

The August 2016 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival has announced the addition of FEI CSI2* and CSI3* weeks, as well as a $25,000 U-25 Grand Prix to the schedule. There is a ton of prize money on the line, and if you’re looking for a nice summer vacation that involves watching amazing horses in action, Traverse City was voted by Smithsonian Magazine one of the “Top 10 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015.” [Jumper Nation]

California Chrome made history on Saturday becoming the highest-earning Thoroughbred racehorse in history with a dramatic win in the Dubai World Cup. Even as his saddle slipped dangerously back, the horse continued to pull away down the stretch and jockey Victor Espinoza stayed mesmerizingly balanced all the way to a new track record. [Blood Horse]

Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness? OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to [email protected]for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]

Kentucky Equine Research and EN are teaming up to host the Great KER Fitness Challenge this spring! Download the free KER ClockIt Sport app for your phone and record your rides for a chance to win a $100 gift card to, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with your choice of Bruce Davidson, Liz Halliday-Sharp, or Dom or Jimmie Schramm; and feature story about you and your horse on EN. [Contest Details]

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