Sunday Links from One K Helmets

The British-based among you will likely have seen that the Eventing Riders Association of GB will be hosting a jam-packed fundraising day on the 26th of January to aid equestrians affected by Australia’s bushfires. With demos from Tim Price, Alex Bragg, Piggy French and more, plus a barbecue and plenty of banter, it’s set to be a top-notch day out for fans of the sport. Unfortunately, tickets have now sold out – but keep an eye on the ERA’s page for your chance to nab a last-minute spot, and definitely check out the online charity auction, which is heaving with brilliant buys. Some of the highlights? A trip to the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, complete with a coursewalk with Chris Burton; a skull cap signed by fifteen legends of the sport, including Mark Todd, Lucinda Green, and Mary King, lunch with Lucinda Green at Thoresby International; tonnes of training opportunities, and the chance to have an event rider as your slave for the day. Cheeky.

National Holiday: National Popcorn Day…or, um, World Quark Day.

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

Meet the 2020 USEA Board of Governors

Things are happening at Thoresby Estate

Vets and charity donate thousands to ease animals’ suffering in Australia

Paralympian aiming for participation record in Tokyo

Horse Heroes: Flintstar

Electrolytes and their importance to horses

Welcome to British Eventing’s new entry and scoring system

Sunday Video:

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent much of the winter trying to persuade yourself that this year, you’ll definitely nail the showjumping. Maybe you’ve been compressing and elongating strides between a couple of poles until your vision goes squiffy; maybe you’ve taken your stirrups away and toddled through endless lines of grids. My own favourite way to learn? By warming up after a ride with a hot drink and a look at how it should be done. This ultra-composed and lightning-fast round by Christian Ahlmann at Leipzig last year is worth watching frame by frame.