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Sorry, not sorry – this Reel has had me gently weeping into my horse’s neck (with laughter) since I first saw it last night. Is it relevant to breaking eventing news? Not really! But is it relevant to the weird ways people behave on the internet? Absolutely! Let’s all just vow to not be that person today, shall we?
#WomensHistoryMonth Bit of the Day: One of my favourite ways to treat myself is to just slide on down the rabbit hole of online content, where I usually end up learning lots about something — or someone — I hadn’t even planned to research. This piece from Horse Nation is the perfect starting point for that kind of deep dive, with snippets of juicy history on some of equestrianism’s most interesting, and largely forgotten, women.
Events Opening Today: Tryon International May 3-Day Event, USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier, WindRidge Farm Spring H.T., Texas Rose Horse Park H.T., Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T., Woodland Stallion Station H.T., Hitching Post Farm H.T., Unionville May H.T., Winona Horse Trials, Spokane Sport Horse Spring H.T.
Events Closing Today: Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Spring Bay H.T., Longleaf Pine H.T., FENCE H.T., Fair Hill International April H.T. & CCI-S, Twin Rivers Spring International, Ocala International Festival of Eventing
Tuesday News & Notes From Around the World:
We’ve not even hit April yet, and already, all I can think about is Badminton. And I suspect I’m not alone, particularly since those incredible entries came in and blew all our tiny little brains to smithereens. Anyway, to help further boost your adrenaline levels, here’s a piece from Captain Mark Phillips, who reckons this is Eric Winter‘s best course yet. Hubba hubba.
Arqueze Girdy isn’t an eventer, but damn, has she got the guts and grit to fit in with our community. As a fourth-generation cowgirl, she’s got horses in her blood – but her journey to the top hasn’t been easy. Read more about how she overcame bullying, and the fallout that followed her transition, here.
New parent? Established parent? Either way, you might be wondering how on earth everyone else seems to get everything done with a small person in tow. Here’s plenty of very good advice from some of the sport’s many multitaskers.
Look, we all need a bit of between-the-boards inspo at this time of year – and who better to supply it than Adrienne Lyle, who broke the Global Dressage Festival record with Salvino, posting a smoking hot 85.580% for this gorgeous freestyle on Friday.