Saturday Links from Tipperary

We are feeling the EN love! Found by Kate Samuels on the Sporting Days cross country course. We are feeling the EN love! Found by Kate Samuels on the Sporting Days cross country course.

Good morning! I set my alarm a bit early today so that I could begin obsessively checking scores at Galway Downs today. Many of my favorites are out for the first time this season, and I also have a friend who is making her eventing debut this weekend so I of course have to keep tabs on that. Best of luck to riders around the country who are competing this weekend. I’ve also been stalking looking for working students who would like to be interviewed for a new series we are launching titled “Working Student Diaries.” Our first subject works for Phillip Dutton, and she’s got all the scoop on the quirks and personalities of our favorite Dutton horses (sneak preview: Mighty Nice definitely feels his oats every day!). Are you currently working hard for an upper level rider? If so, we’d love to get an insider’s perspective from you! Email [email protected] if you or someone you know would like to participate.

Events This Weekend:

Poplar Place February HT [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days February HT [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Galway Downs Winter HT [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Eventing Nation has been nominated for two Equestrian Social Media Awards! Go vote for us in categories #14 and #15, Best Blog and Best Social Network. [ESMA Voting]

FLAIR Nasal Strips has announced a new award for Rolex this year. The annual award, called the “FLAIR Protect & Perform Award” will be awarded to the highest place horse and rider pair who use a FLAIR strip during both cross country and stadium. For more information on FLAIR strips and the numerous benefits they offer, click here.

Are you in need of a serious caffeine mix while traipsing around Aiken? One of our loyal readers tipped us off about the Ridgecrest Coffee Bar. Located at 2502 Wagner Road in Aiken, the drive-thru is even equipped to accommodate horse trailers! I’m sold. [Ridgecrest Coffee Bar]

What does your horse’s tail tell you?

South African race trainer uses the ocean as part of his training regimen.

A rider has passed away at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.

The Symbolic Totilas.

A welfare group is rallying to prevent wild horses in Alberta from being rounded up.

Meet the British Nations Cup squad.

Eighteen horses passed away in a Georgia barn fire.

Saturday Video:

A true example of partnership and precision. Don’t try this at home!





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