Sunday Links from Fairfax & Favor


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It’s true, the condensed showcase events aren’t real eventing — but it can’t be underestimated what they can do for the sport. Just look at the crowds that Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field attracted yesterday. Surely a few kids were newly bitten by the horse bug — in fact I’m sure of it. If you need proof, just scroll down and watch the video below.

$50,000 Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field: [Website] [Final Scores] [Ride for Charity Fan Vote] [Live Stream Replay] [EN’s Coverage]

Women’s History Bit of the Day:

The first female rider to win an Olympic medal in eventing, Torrance Watkins was also the first woman inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame. That first Olympic medal was won aboard a 15.1-hand Paint mare named Poltroon at the 1980 Games in Fontainebleau. She nearly repeated the feat four years later in Los Angeles, finishing fourth individually aboard an OTTB Finvarra but helping the U.S. take home the team gold medal.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, Ga.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. (Altoona, Fl.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days Farm March H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

A Member of the Family: Meet Nemesis the 2021 USEA 7-Year-Old Intermediate Leaderboard Champion

Unbridled Curiosity: Three Ponies Highlight Recent Discoveries in Equine Science

Cognitive problems can linger a year after concussion, study findings suggest

Kentucky Racing Board Upholds Bob Baffert’s Suspension

British veterinarians rally to send supplies to Ukraine

Sunday Video: Of course, the most excellent ambassadors of the sport are the horses themselves.



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