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[23 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

Former Olympic champion Mark Todd and his horse, NZB Land Vision, take home first place at the 2011 Badminton Horse Trials after an exciting finish. This was the fourth time Todd came home with the trophy, and is now the oldest winner in Badminton history. Mark finished at the top after the Cross Country with a clean round. He stated that NZB Land Vision “is still a relatively inexperienced horse. He felt pretty green in places and we had an anxious moment at the log in the bottom of the …

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[24 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
Badminton Horse Trials is Here!

The Badminton Horse Trials is one of the greatest and most exciting equestrian events of the year. Competing over three days with all three events, it’s recognized as a leader in challenging competition. This year, the Cross Country portion is taking place on April 24th, Easter Sunday. The course looks really tough this year, watch the walk through below or go to the Badminton Horse Trial’s website for more info.

The Trials are over! See who finished first here.

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[5 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cardiovascular Study in Cross Country Horses

Since 2000, non-traumatic (meaning no crashes) horse deaths on the cross-country have risen dramatically. Most of these horses died from EIPH (Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemmorrage) and ruptured aortas, but the causes for a large percentage of deaths is still unknown. To better understand these deaths and help prevent them, the United States Eventing Association is currently undergoing an extensive Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research study.