Sunday Links from One K Helmets

Photo by Ella Clark via instagram.

Blenheim Palace. Photo by Ella Clark via instagram.

Blenheim was defined today by the heavy rainfall both fans and competitors endured, and once again brave riders and horses had to dig deep to find their way. These stormy days – both literally and figuratively — remind me of a little saying that passion is what gets you started and discipline is what keeps you going. Professionals, amateurs, up-and-comers; We’ve all fallen in love with the sport and accepted the hard days, the risks, and the sacrifice.

In the slog and pouring rain, sometimes it takes more than passion to get it all done, and to keep going. That discipline to reach deeper and ask more of ourselves and our horses. Sometimes in the face of frustration or fear. But I’m always amazed by what a deep well eventers have of passion and discipline. It’s what makes us such a great sport, indeed.

Events This Weekend:

Blenheim: WebsiteEntries & ScoringLive StreamEN’s CoverageTwitterInstagram

Five Points H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

CDCTA Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Bucks County H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Poplar Place Farm September CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Copper Meadows CIC & H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Chardon Valley H.T. [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Dreamcrest September H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

Entries for the October 12-16 Fair Hill International CCI close on Tuesday, September 13th. Additionally, ALL entries must be done through the FEI system, and the system shuts down at 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday (not midnight). Don’t be caught by surprise. The USEF will now charge a fee for any entries they must manually enter for riders after the closing. If you plan to compete, do the FEI entry right now!

Rio Paralympics Trot-Up: Five Horses to be Re-inspected Tomorrow

Where do the top riders have to finish at Blenheim to win the £30,000 Event Rider Masters title?

Study to Probe the Health Consequences of Being a Jockey

Aging Like a Boss: Age-Adjusted Exercise for Older Horses

Richard Spooner’s Advice for Riding Forward and Steady Combinations

Sunday Video: