Saturday Links

Photo by Shana Rantala.

I honestly love rooting for and cheering on all the five-star first-timers at Kentucky every year, but this year is a little extra special because one of Nation Media’s will be making her five-star debut! I’ve never met Jumper Nation Ema Klugman or her event horse Bendigo in person, but that doesn’t matter, I am STOKED to cheer them on and proud to don some apparel to support them. Ema’s friend, Britt Gillis, designed some sweet swag (the shirts are super soft, I can confirm) and you can get some of your own here. (Note, however, that arrival is no longer guaranteed by the start of the event, but they might come earlier than the estimated timeframe did — mine did!)

As usual we’ll be featuring more about Ema and all the other five-star first-timers as we get closer to the big weekend, don’t you worry.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Fair Hill International April H.T. and CCI-S: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Twin Rivers Spring International: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores] [Live Stream]

CDCTA H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spring Bay H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Horse Riders, a City Street and a History Now Captured on Film

Biosecurity for Show Horses

Remembering Prince Philip, an Equestrian Pioneer

From Untacked: A Closer Look At Saddle Up And Read

Countdown to Kentucky: Will Faudree on Mama’s Magic Way and Pfun

Techniques to Improve Contact

Saturday Video: Beat the Heat — Episode 2! This episode covers acclimation, nutrition and hydration.