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Eventing Draws the Short Straw Yet Again

Who would bet against Tim or Jonelle Price being eventing world champion in two weeks’ time? What a superb Burghley for this hugely likeable pair. Tim may have been the winning jockey this time, but theirs is a true team…

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Re-labelling Won’t Bring Any Bonus to Eventing

It may be just my vintage, but I am cringing at the thought of eventing being re-named. We are all worried about its long-term prospects within the Olympics, but I simply don’t get how a new moniker will make any…

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Eventing or Triathlon? Sorry Folks, They are Simply Not the Same.

To those of us locked in the debating chamber in Lausanne six weeks ago, it seemed like the end of the world was coming, as drastic changes to the Olympic formats were discussed at the FEI Sports Forum. But if…

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Canadian Eventing Team Going to Rio!

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio (FRA) and Qalao des Mers from the Eventing competition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014, following a positive for a Controlled Medication substance. Livio, fifth in the individual rankings, was also a…

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When CCI Means CSI

The initials CSI can apply to both the official FEI abbreviation for an international jumping show, and the name of a global TV crime franchise. I am wondering how soon before the two worlds collide. I am applying a bit…

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2,000 Penalty Points? Step Up to the Podium, Please!

I have keenly read debate on social media and elsewhere as to whether the all-sports-in-one-basket formula has reached its sell-by date, in the wake of the shambolic WEG at Normandy. I don’t know Bromont, but from what one can deduce…

WEG Eventing: Dressage Day 2

Germany’s cool-headed anchorwoman Sandra Auffarth and her long-time partner Opgun Louvo produced the Dressage test everyone was anticipating to bring the first phase of the Eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy to a magical…

Several Top Horses Out of WEG

A number of top mounts have been withdrawn from 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games competition just days before they were due to compete. In eventing, the German Equestrian Federation announced that Michael Jung’s Olympic gold medal mount La Biosthetique…

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A New Mount for Selena!

It’s not often that I blog again this quickly, but O’Hanlon Eventing has a very exciting announcement, and where better to announce but here! As of yesterday, ‘Bellany Rock’, Jean Rablat’s lovely Irish Advanced eventer has been given to Selena…

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Tuning Up for Winter Events

Things have been moderately quiet since Bromont, the only big excitements being an outing to Richland. Before Richland, Selena took Solo and Woody (aka Foxwood High) to Bruce Davidson’s for a tune up then onwards to Michigan, we certainly put…

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