— Shelby Allen (@shiiibbyyy) October 13, 2019
Anyone else feel foggy this weekend while following the new Olympic format at Boekelo? If so, your first stop should be this article. Tilly Berendt breaks down the team format with easy to follow examples. So if you’re wondering: why are they jumping after being eliminated? How did that team get 100 points? Where’s the fourth rider? Then read up. You’ve got 10 months until Tokyo.
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Our thoughts continue to be with French rider Thibault Fournier, who is in a coma after suffering a serious fall at an event in Pompadour, France over the weekend. 24-year-old Thibault memorably won Pau CCI5*-L last year in his first attempt at the level. His family posted to Facebook yesterday: “Thibault thanks you all for your support and your friendly thoughts. He can’t do it himself because he’s in a deep coma. He is in good hands and fights as usual to come back to your side. He still has so much to tell you, so much love, advice and attention to you.” [Thibault Fournier Eventing]
Horse owners can breathe a sigh of relief as they’ve officially gotten the green light for equine travel in the event of a no-deal Brexit on October 31. EU members granted the UK listed status, which recognizes high biosecurity and animal health standards. [Horse movement receives green light post-Brexit]
Those decorative alligators seen at water complexes around the country? Well Maryland International Horse Trials took that one step further with a living, breathing alligator on grounds last weekend. [The Great Loch Moy Gator Caper]
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