Tuesday News & Notes from Kentucky Performance Products

How cool is this — not only was Bruce’s Field the site of some epic competition over the weekend with the running of the $100,000 Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing presented by Taylor Harris Insurance, it was also the home of the inaugural awarding of the Annie Goodwin Rising Star Grant. Congratulations to Isabelle Bosley, who’s a truly deserving recipient of the $20,000 award — we can’t wait to see how she uses it!

Events Opening Today: Masterson Equestrian Trust YEH/NEH QualifierMeadowcreek Park-The Spring Social EventSporting Days Farm April H.T. IIIFair Hill International April H.T. & CCI-S

Events Closing Today: Full Gallop Farm March II H.T.Texas Rose Horse Park H.T.March Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks

Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:

It’s a rare thing to see someone win on their move-up. But that’s just what happened to young rider Molly Duda, who stepped up to Advanced over the weekend at Twin Rivers and ran away with the top prize. Is this the next big name in West Coast eventing? Watch this space!

Eventing legend Ingrid Klimke is also a dab hand at dressage. But she had to put those toe-flicking dreams on hold last summer when her top horse, Franziskus FRH, sustained an injury. Now, though, she shares that he’s back in action — and yes, she’ll be trying to get to the Paris Olympics with him, which would be her Olympic dressage debut.

I’m going to be real with you: I loathe and despise the prevalence of AI. I hate when I see our governing bodies using crap AI ‘photos’ in their ads rather than paying photographers; I hate when ChatGPT is left in charge of writing articles or copy, silencing yet another human voice that has much more nuanced things to say. I once asked ChatGPT to write a Badminton report in the style of Eventing Nation and you know what it gave me? A whole heaping load of boring crap, that’s what. It’s shortchanging all of us, from creators to consumers, and if we’re not careful, it’s going to be the dominant force in the creative industries. But — and this is a but that’s loaded with more buts — it can have its uses. For example, maybe, in dressage judging, where subjectivity is a hot button topic. Or do we need the human touch and the nuance that comes with it? Read this piece and then chime in with your thoughts on this thorny matter. If you need me, I’ll be outside shouting at clouds.

And finally, if you’re getting back to jumping after a long winter, you probably need a good grid. Here’s one. You’re welcome.


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