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Well done to China, who scored both the team and individual gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend — another accolade to add to their list after scoring an Olympic team qualification for the second cycle in a row at this summer’s Group qualifier. Thanks to the efforts of all their talented riders, helmed by Alex Hua Tian, and the enormous help of Dutch stalwart Tim Lips, who trains two of the Chinese riders and works very closely with the Federation, the future’s looking bright for this developing eventing nation.
Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:
Happy 100th birthday to SPANA! The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad has done so much positive work over the last century to help working animals, particularly in developing nations. Learn more about their work and how they began in this piece.
After a frightening rotational fall in an Intermediate class this summer, Trudy Johnson decided to take her horse, Kohinoor, jumping instead — and the pair are skyrocketing to some major successes. It’s a valuable reminder to always listen to your horse and set goals that align with what they love and are comfortable with.
It’s rule change time! Get up to date with the new USEA rules, which came into effect October 1, here.
Ever wondered what it actually takes to put on a livestream? Head backstage at Dressage at Devon with Horse&Country TV to get the inside scoop and have a snoop around the production trailer.
Sponsor Corner: Would you rather be galloping your horse around cross country right now instead of sitting at your desk, working away? Us, too. Luckily, we can all take a between-the-ears view of two tracks at the Fork at Tryon and pretend we’re the ones in the saddle. Sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products.
Continue yesterday’s ‘vintage’ Badminton rewatch with part two of the 2003 program: