Saturday Links

Here she is, the stadium at the Equestrian Park in Setagaya City, Tokyo! This arena, which sits in a rather metropolitan area alongside the Tokyo University fo Agriculture, will play host to the Olympic Equestrian events (with the exception of the cross country phase, of course). The stadium actually already has an Olympic legacy, as it was originally built for the 1940 Olympics, which were canceled because of World War II, and then were used for the 1964 Olympics. In 2019 the park was completely overhauled in preparation for 2020 2021 and in the future it will be used for events by the Japan Racing Association.

As excited as we are to finally be able to get these Olympics underway, our excitement is dotted by trepidation over the COVID situation in Japan. Just yesterday, it was announced that the country’s state of emergency would be extended until a month before the Olympics are scheduled to begin. We very much hope that the Games go well, but out thoughts are with the people of Japan also.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Virginia International H.T. (Lexington, Va.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]  [Live Scores]

Spring Coconino H.T. (Flagstaff, Az.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. (Elum, Wa.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. (Lexington, Ky.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (Gales Ferry, Ct.): [Website]

The Spring Event at Woodside (Woodside, Ca.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Will Faudree Opens Up About Antigua, His Horse Of A Lifetime

A Course for All Seasons

Tamarillo’s clone takes his first eventing win: connections feel he has five-star potential

Three Days Left to Enter SmartPak’s Mud Madness Giveaway!

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Withdraws From Compiègne Nations Cup

Have You Filled Out the 2021 Eventing Nation ‘Gallop’ Poll Yet? Win a YETI EN Mug!

Saturday Video: Happy 100th Birthday, FEI!