Weekend Reader

Welcome to the weekend, Horse Nation. Are you competing? Working? Olympic countdowning? Spectating railside at the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico?
Once you’ve had your coffee, here are a few links to tide you through the morning–

From EN’s Jessica Bortner-Harris:

The Olympics are just around the corner, and eventing is getting a nod from the Washington Post.  This article talks about Greenwich’s terrain and how it affected the way Sue Benson designed the course.  Sue talks about how much more fitness the horses are going to need to tackle this course.

Update: Rebecca Farm Friday Recap from the USEA

Our friends at Smartpak spend time each month tallying up the top products bought in each discipline.  Check out the Top 10 Eventing Products!

In a very sad and random accident, 4 star event horse, Elektron, was killed in an accident on the horse walker.  How devastating to everyone involved.

The COTH has published a great article by Kathleen Stiles on how to survive horse shopping in Europe.  It’s a great read for anyone that plans to participate in such an undertaking.

In a pretty amazing story, Horsetalk is following the story of Baby Emma, a miniature donkey foal, that needs a prosthetic limb.  What an inspiring story!

Since we are fans of racehorses here at EN, I think it should be known that Black Caviar is home and in quarantine.

It sounds like Boyd and Otis are ready to kick it up a notch and show off some serious dressage skills, according to Boyd’s latest blog.

Claire Lomas has been asked to speak at the luncheon at Blenheim in September.

Eventers are known as the discipline full of crazy people who will do anything for an adrealine jolt.  COTH writes a nice piece on Liz Halliday, who not only events but drives racecars!

Rebecca Howard’s former mount, Big Wave Dave, passed away recently.  Check out this tribute to him on Rebecca’s blog

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