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While three of our four collective remaining brain cells are focussed wholly on this week’s (!) Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, we must confess that the last one is stuck in Gloucestershire, England somewhere, still sitting at the top edge of the broken bridge and crying for its mummy. I hadn’t spotted the gallows resemblance until I saw this, erm, colourful description of the rider-frightener, and now it’s all I can think about. I can almost hear the townspeople decrying course designer Eric Winter for witchcraft now. (He turned me into a newt. I got better.)
Events Opening Today: Cobblestone Farms H.T. I, Golden Spike H.T., River Glen June H.T., Queeny Park H.T., Middleburg H.T., Woodland Stallion Station H.T., Unionville H.T., Aspen Farm H.T.
Events Closing Today: Tryon International Spring 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, Galway Downs Spring H.T., Spokane Sport Horse Spring H.T.
News & Notes from Around the World:
Get to know Dondante, Will Coleman’s trailblazer at Kentucky this week, and find out more about how the prolific rider chooses and produces horses for the top level of the sport.
Caroline March, who was injured in a bad fall in the CCI3*-S at Burnham Market last week, has shared some super updates. The ‘stubborn’ rider underwent a successful surgery to repair her fractured vertebrae and has been regaining muscle sensation and movement in her abs. Click for the full update.
Pasture maintenance isn’t the most glamorous topic, but getting it right is key for your horse’s health — and for the environment. Learn more about how to make the most of the land you’ve got here.
Ready for some quick fire fast facts about this week’s LRK3DE? US Eventing’s got you covered, baby.
Interested in how the sport of eventing might change over the next Olympic cycle? Tune into the FEI Sports Forum to watch all the discussions and debates live.
Listen to this: Get to know Canada’s Lesley Grant-Law, half of the Lesley/Leslie Law power couple of eventing.
Pack for Kentucky with Boyd Martin, whose bag is going to smell…pretty funky, we reckon: