International Eventing Kicks On Toward Badminton This Weekend in Wake of Rolex-Kentucky Tragedies

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If you are interested in the crisis level of human and horse fatalities in the sport of eventing lately, you might like to follow a few of these links for more information.

The US News and World Report blog by Bonnie Erbe has lots of interesting comments here.

A joint letter to the public from USEF President David O’Connor and US Eventing President Kevin Baumgardner was published today and can be read here.

Meanwhile, in England tonight the horse vans are rolling onto the Badminton estate in Gloucestershire where the horses will be going through the first vet check tomorrow for the world’s greatest three-day event, the Badminton Horse Trials. Two horses died there last year.

I guess that’s the way to keep score in eventing, of late.

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