Saturday Links from Tipperary

Marilyn Little and RF Demeter in the CIC3* show jumping at Carolina International. Photo by Sally Spickard. Marilyn Little and RF Demeter in the CIC3* show jumping at Carolina International. Photo by Sally Spickard.

It’s been a great weekend of competition in both North Carolina and Georgia, as both the Carolina International and Poplar Place are running. The entries are positively stacked at both competitions, and there is plenty more action to come today. Jenni and I will be wrapping up our coverage of the CIC3* at Carolina International today; the 43 pairs will run cross country today on what promises to be a challenging course designed by Hugh Lochore. Many commendations are in order for the event organizers, volunteers, and officials who have kept this weekend running so smoothly. The riders have had nothing but praise to give, and Jenni and I echo those sentiments. In fact, let’s just give a nice, big EN shout out to ALL of those hard working individuals who keep our beloved events running day in and day out. There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes to pull off an event of any size, and that hard work does not go unnoticed. So thank you to each and every one of you who make weekends such as this possible.

Events This Weekend:

Carolina International CIC: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Poplar Place Farm March H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Don’t forget, The Horse Pesterer is here at Carolina International this weekend. He has videos from both the dressage and show jumping for the FEI divisions uploaded to his YouTube channel, and will be out taking video of the cross country today. [The Horse Pesterer]

Tipperary Equestrian has announced the “Dash for Cash” for riders competing at Rolex this year! This exciting contest gives riders who wear Tipperary gear at Rolex a chance to win an additional $5,000 in prize money. All three phases have a $5,000 which riders can qualify for. The winning rider must be wearing a new Tipperary 3015 Eventer Pro vest in the cross country phase of competition.   In the dressage and show jumping phase, the winning rider must be wearing a Tipperary T-Series helmet to qualify for the bonus money. Be sure to read up on the full guidelines and rules here. Good luck to all Rolex riders who plan to participate!

Are you in Ocala? Don’t forget to enter Jump Extreme — where show jumping and cross country converge! The event starts at 10 a.m. March 26. There will be a hospitality food tent with food and drinks. The  Southern Stars Saddlery $5,000 Mini Prix starts at 10 a.m., and the Harley Davidson Grand Prix — with the grand prize of a Harley Davidson motorcycle — starts at 1 p.m. Enter on [Jump Extreme]

Dressage Canada has announced the availability of financial support for 2014.

From western pleasure to FEI dressage.

The 2014 Nations Cup for Eventing has begun!

Steve Asmussen has been removed from consideration for the Racing Hall of Fame.

The NRHA and AQHA have officially become affiliated with the FEI.

Best of the Blogs:

Check out EN writer Erin Critz’s take on the whole prize money debacle over on Bloggers Row.

Saturday Video:

“Horses Unite the World” is the theme for this year’s Dubai World Cup promo.

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