Saturday Links from Tipperary

A champion needs his rest. Photo from Michael Jung's Facebook page A champion needs his rest. Photo from Michael Jung's Facebook page

This year’s Badminton is shaping up to be one for the history books. Yes, we are all waiting to see if Michael Jung makes history and takes the Grand Slam, but more history may be made as well. Alice Dundston and Fernhill Present are on track to be the only horse and rider pair to complete all of the 4* events in the world together. Pair Badminton with the Kentucky Derby today and it’s going to be a fantastic weekend for horse-related activities!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

The Event at Skyline H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

King Oak Farm Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

MCTA H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Heart of the Carolinas 3D & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Poplar Place Farm May H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Greenwood Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Penny Oaks H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Saturday Links:

Hoping to watch Badminton action this weekend? If you’re in the states, you’ll need the free live stream link (or an FEI TV subscription), iron will and strong coffee to wake up that early, but that will give you total access to the weekend’s events. (All times below are Eastern Standard Time.) [FEI TV] [Free Live Stream]

  • Saturday May 7: 7:20 am – 1:00 pm cross-country
  • Sunday May 8: 7:20 am (morning session) and 10:35 am (top 20 riders) show jumping

McDonald’s customer driving horse and cart films battle to get drive-thru service and blasts ‘racist’ staff

Reddit asks: “What if Hodor is a horse?”

Wanna win The Kentucky Derby? Get your horse born on January 1st

Upon further review, Nyquist is the horse to beat in the Kentucky Derby

Movie review: A ‘Dark Horse’ in the elite world of British horse racing

Kentucky Derby horse or Hipster band?

Saturday Video: On their way to making history – Alice Dundson and Fernhill Present