A massive congratulations is in order for Rómulo Roux, a Panamanian show jumper recently turned eventer, who has just been selected to represent Panama at the 19th Bolivarian Games in Valledupar, Colombia June 24 through July 2. Rómula, who is also the leader of the Panama Democratic Change party, only began eventing this year with this goal in mind, relocating to the U.S. for training with Sara Kozumplik and competition experience. Most recently, Rómulo completed his second FEI event, the CCI2*-L at Virginia Horse Trials with Light Speed Equestrian’s Colenomer.
The eventing portion of the Bolivarian Games is designated as a CCI1*-L event, and there are currently 13 entries representing three different federations set to compete. View the full entry list here and learn more about equestrian at the Bolivarian Games here.
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At age 73, Marilyn Payne has officiated at two Olympics, raised an Olympian and recently achieved a long-held dream of competing at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read all about her incredible life and career in this profile from Practical Horseman.
Want to help the Canadian eventing team get to the FEI World Championships in Italy this fall? You can help by bidding on some awesome items in the “Pratoni Let’s Go!” fundraising auction. Click here to view the auction group.
The Horse Park of New Jersey has added an Advanced division (pending final USEF approval) to replace Millbrook’s late summer offering at its July 30-31 event in Allentown, Nj. Entries for this event are now open and will close on July 12. Click here to view the HPNJ omnibus listing.
Are you an adult rider hoping to compete at AEC in Montana this fall? If you intend on competing on an Adult Team Championship team, letters of intent are due to the USEA before the AEC entry opening date, July 19. Click here to read more.
A new FEI Tack Team will review new and old kinds of tack and gather the latest scientific information about equestrian equipment. Comprising representatives of each FEI discipline, the veterinary team, the legal team, and outside experts, the group aims to improve welfare and fairness while enhancing the image of the sport Read more on TheHorse.com here.
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What a cool feeling it must be to get to take a spin on the Olympic horse you bred and followed around the world — check out Debi Crowley strutting her stuff on Vandiver: