Good morning EN! Can you see those cool polo shirts in the photo? You can look just as cool and Julie and Nora by heading over to the EN shop and getting your own EN gear! Julie sent us this photo of the unintentional fashion show that occurred last weekend at IEA Classic 3-Day and Horse Trials. She writes, “Nora Endzel and I both accidentally wore our EN polo shirts on the same day so we couldn’t resist getting a cute photo together with our horses Asti & Tilly. It was an excellent event as usual, and we are very lucky to have a long format opportunity in the Midwest. Go Eventing!”
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TVNZ reports that Jock Paget’s tribunal hearing wrapped up on its first day after ten hours. According to Chris Hodson, the President of Equestrian Sports New Zealand, the hearing would continue for another half day and then the outcome would be announced in the coming weeks. The hearing is confidential and riders are presumed guilty until proven otherwise. [TVNZ]
Erica Seas reflects on the Worth the Trust Scholarship she received from the USEA. Erica was the 2012 recipient of the award, but was granted an extension when she lost her horse Jammy in a tragic barn fire that claimed the lives of 18 horses. She now has a partner, Rollando, and is hoping to show him in the 5-year-old Young Event Horse divisions and eventually completing a one star or more. Good luck Erica and Moose! [US Eventing]
This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Chattahoochie Hills and a Saumur wrap-up with Doug Payne. Hosts Samantha and Jess talk with Doug about his experience at Saumur, and then analyze Chatt Hills with Hugh Lochore and Leslie Law. FEI commentator John Kyle comes on next to discuss how he gets into the lounge, and this week’s training tip comes from Dana Cook. [Eventing Radio Show]
The writers over at the official Rio 2016 blog put together a series of articles about the Olympic equestrian sports. With five full articles and an introduction, they really went in depth to describe the history of equestrian sport and its place in the Olympic Games. One article focuses on the fact that the sports are not restricted by gender like nearly all others, making them “beacons of gender equality.” There is also one article that describes the National Equestrian Centre, which will host the equestrian sports in 2016. [Rio 2016 Blog]
Do you want to write for EN? Enter the Fourth EN Annual Blogger Contest for a chance to join the team that brings you your daily eventing fix. Round 1 entries are due Monday, June 9, at 8 p.m. EST. [How to enter]
Today’s video comes from Wallace Eventing, who are once again documenting their journey to Bromont with Jon Holling. This episode features Jon doing what everyone does while trying to pass time on a long drive… rapping.