Thursday Reader from Devoucoux

Jennie & Cambalda have re-scheduled their spring 4*....and redesigned their hat!

Happy Thursday, Eventing Nation! There’s a lot of reasons why the next few days could be full of excitement and historic moments. Jogs for Badminton are today, at 4:30 British time, 11:30 EST. Many things are happening over the pond, all of which are thrilling. Possible Grand Slam? Possible world domination by Michael Jung (again)? What about Colleen Rutledge and her quest to finish all five CCI4*’s on the same horse? Seriously folks, hold onto your socks. Did you read Jenni’s excellent break-down of what’s happening at Badminton in the coming days? You didn’t? Shame on you, and here it is. [Badminton: Let The Madness Begin]

General Badminton Links:



[List of Entrants]

Events This Weekend:

Heart of the Carolinas 3-day Event: [Website] [Entry Status]

Weatherford and Greenwood Farm CIC2*, CIC1*, HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Penny Oaks HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Riga Meadow CT: [Website]

MCTA HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Poplar Place May HT: [Website]


Looking for some more thrills after Rolex? Happen to be near New Jersey next week? Jersey Fresh needs volunteers! Not only will you get to see some of the top riders and horses in the country, but you might even get to meet yours truly. There is a CCI2*, CCI3*, and a CIC of both those levels running that weekend, and it promises to be a good time. Jersey is always a beautiful event, so volunteer! [Volunteers Needed at Jersey Fresh]

If you need a strong Badminton fix this week, head on over to Horse & Hound, our vastly superior English counterpart. I’ve always had a subscription, just because I’m a little obsessed with British Eventing, but did you know that it’s ridiculously easy to get the digital version right now on your computer? In advance, you’re welcome. [H&H Digital Subscriptions]

Also, Horse & Hound will be running a live blog during Badminton, which is good to know if you’re unable to watch on the live feed. [Badminton Live Blog from H&H]

Colleen reports that Shiraz has arrived at Badminton and is all settled in. The two are one of a few pairs trying to make history this weekend. If Colleen completes Badders this weekend, she will be the first Eventer in history to complete five of the six CCI4*’s in the world on one horse…..and hopefully she’ll keep her clean XC record! [Colleen Rutledge Eventing]

While we were all enraptured by Rolex, the 2013 Reem Acra World Cup Dressage happened. Guess what? The Germans won. German rider Helen Langehanenberg rode her stallion Damon Hill to victory, with Dutch stalwarts Adelinde Cornellissen (Parzival) and Edward Gal (Glock’s Undercover) in second and third. [World Cup Dressage in Photos]

SmartPak Product of the day is in honor of my 30 year old pony, Hershey, who keeps on kicking in her old age. However, just like every pony on the face of the earth, with the spring grass comes the dreaded muzzle. As of the past five years, she has finally accepted it as her fate, after fighting with me for ages and trying to escape from it every night, I found one that stuck. Additionally useful if you have an extraordinarily easy keeping horse, so they don’t stuff their faces with grass all night! [SmartPak Grazing Muzzle]



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