Sunday Links

Allison Springer was the first five-star rider to don a helmet in the first phase. Leslie Threlkeld Photo.

Major news is shaking in the FEI General Assembly. Say goodbye to top hats as the FEI has officially put a foot down to require safety headgear on the flat. While helmets have become more and more common in the dressage, the move away from top hats will be a big change for traditionalists. FEI wants you to mind your melon. Follow up on all General Assembly eventing updates at this link.

National Holiday: National Espresso Day

U.S. Weekend Action :

Grand Oaks H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Southern Arizona Eventing Association H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Live Scores] [Show Photographer]

Major International Events:

Portugal Winter Tour Week 1/Barroca d’Alva: [Website] [Start Lists]

Sunday Links: 

Top 10 Tips for Purchasing a Horse with Courtney Cooper

Jaw-dropping photo of horse jumping over top of the wings goes viral

Nick Skelton and Piggy March urge bosses: give your staff a pizza!

World Equestrian Center vs. USEF Proves We Need More Options

Pushing Through Fear Back To Partnership Again

Eventers confront “stressage” in their return after lockdown

Hot on Horse Nation: 5 Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles From No-Stirrup November

Sunday Video: Stumbled across this piece of cuteness on YouTube today. Meet Chex Mix and his 11-year-old rider Annabella Reader. They finished seventh in the Intro B division at Twin Rivers this month. Well done!