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Apr 30, 2021

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Get The Point

“This individual is all quality being full Thoroughbred,” Chris Ryan first observed about this 5-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding. “Some carry more refinement than others and this fellow is quite fine. He is short coupled. And, he is a lovely strong colour!”

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Apr 17, 2021 Education

Staying Sound: The Importance of Foot Balance

There’s a saying that goes, “No hoof, no horse,” and in many ways it’s true. The hoof supports the entirety of the horse’s body and allows him to move athletically, flexing and extending to support movement. The hoof resists compression caused by the horse’s weight, absorbs and stores impact energy, and provides stability.

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Apr 06, 2021 Profile

Horse Heroes: Cambalda

Born of the Irish Sport Horse stallion Balda Beau and Irish Sport Horse dam Cathy’s Lady, Cambalda was bred by John Irish in Ireland and born in 2002. Jayne Wilson purchased Cambalda and brought him to England, which is where Kelli Temple came across him while on a horse shopping trip.

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Apr 02, 2021 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2021 The Fork at TIEC

The very first Fork Horse Trials was supposed to be held in April of 2002, but the event was rained out and didn’t debut until the next year. The Fork went on to run every April since 2003 except for in 2020 when the event was forced to be canceled due to COVID-19. While The Fork was originally held at Jim and Bernadette Cogdell’s farm in Norwood, N.C., this will be the fourth year that it is run at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C.

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Mar 28, 2021 Future Event Horse

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Baytown Trouble

Chris Ryan’s first observation about this 4-year-old Thoroughbred mare is that she looks to be a “nice quality sort. She is perhaps a fraction thick in her head-to-neck connection – it could be that her head is quite strong. I’m not so keen on those with pretty heads, even on a filly, which can be very fine and tapered like the Arabian."

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Mar 26, 2021 Competitions

USEA Events A-Z: Miami Valley Horse Trials at Twin Towers

The Miami Valley Horse Trials is held at the Twin Towers Horse Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio (Area VIII) in early May, offering Starter through Training levels.

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Mar 25, 2021 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2021 Galway Downs International Horse Trials

Area VI’s first FEI event of the season will be held this weekend at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials in Temecula, California. In addition to horse trials divisions for Beginner Novice through Intermediate, the event will also offer CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S divisions.

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Mar 24, 2021 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2021 Stable View 1/2/3/4*

Stable View has been running FEI levels since 2018 at their Oktoberfest event at the end of September. This year is the first year they will also offer FEI levels in the spring – this week, Stable View will run CCI1*-S, CCI2*-S, and CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S divisions and host the first Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge of the year.

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Mar 18, 2021 Young Event Horse

Understanding the Young Event Horse with Andrew McConnon

“I like to get them on my side – I think trust and understanding are the most important things for training a young horse.” Based out of Tallwood Farm in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Andrew McConnon has been competing in eventing since he was 14 years old.

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Mar 17, 2021 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2021 Carolina International

This will be the seventh year that the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina has hosted the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials - it has been held every year since 2014, except for 2020, due to COVID-19.

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Mar 16, 2021 Competitions

The Entry Fee is Only the Beginning: Part Three

A closing date isn’t until two weeks before an event. That gives organizers almost no time to put together schedules, hire enough officials, make sure there is enough available stabling, food vendors, and more. On the flip side, if there are not enough entries then organizers may not be able to cover their costs.

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