Saturday Links from Tipperary

All roads lead to rolex. Photo by Samantha Clark All roads lead to rolex. Photo by Samantha Clark

And they’re off! Over the past few days Facebook has been starting to fill up with photos of trucks, trailers and even airplanes filled with horses bound for Rolex. Next weekend is sure to be an exciting weekend whether you are live in Lexington or simply joining us online.

I am planning on recreating my Rolex Viewing Station from last year, which means hooking up my MacBook Pro to the TV in my living room and parking myself there from Thursday onward. I just have to make a quick run for some snacks on Wednesday night and I’m all set. How will you be watching Rolex?

U.S. Weekend Action:

Fair Hill International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Longleaf Pine H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

CHC International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. [Website]

River Glen Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Holly Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Saturday Links:

Retired Racehorse Project is throwing a hoedown after Rolex cross country, and you’ll want to be there.  Hagyard is hosting the hoedown for the benefit of the RRP, where a $50 admission (or $35 for RRP members) will get you an open bar and live music from the Steve Norman & Shades of Grass band. Starting at 6 p.m. just a few short miles from the horse park, the Hoedown promises to provide a full-evening’s worth of entertainment alongside Phillip Dutton, Rosie Napravnik, Chris McCarron and Graham Motion. [Hoedown for Hagyard] [RRP Rolex Activities]

EN is delighted to host an online auction on behalf of Carolina International for a beautiful custom jump, with proceeds benefitting Hearts 4 Heroes United States. H4HUS provides equine-assisted and canine-assisted therapy to U.S. veterans and active duty military suffering from physical and psychological impairments. [Auction]

Relive all the action of the Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC3* cross country exclusively on Today and Sunday they are re-airing the entire CIC3* cross country which includes a course overview with Ian Stark and an interview with winner Allison Springer. []

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]

Saturday Links:

Google Street View Car spooks horse, moment saved forever

Shine the miniature horse gets a new hoof thanks to CSU

Non-profit therapy horse farm works for disabled children

Firefighters yank fake horse out of the mud

Saturday Video: Don’t miss the latest episode of the Buck and Kyle Show!