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FOL­LOW Prac­ti­cal Horse­man’s cov­er­age of your fa­vorite com­peti­tors from the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing North Amer­i­can League as they take on rid­ers and horses from around the globe dur­ing the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing Fi­nal in Omaha, NE, March 29–April 2; www.feitv.org.

LEARN from in­dus­try ex­perts, in­clud­ing Ni­cholas Fyffe, Holly Hud­speth, Matt McLaugh­lin and John Pearce, at Equine Af­faire, April 6–9, in Colum­bus, OH. In ad­di­tion to a va­ri­ety of clin­ics, there’s a trade show and breed ex­hibits plus Fan­ta­sia, a mu­si­cal cel­e­bra­tion of the horse (ad­di­tional ticket re­quired); www.equineaf­faire.com.

EX­PE­RI­ENCE the ex­cite­ment of the Na­tional Col­le­giate Equestrian As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional Cham­pi­onship, April 13–15, in Waco, TX. Twelve top teams from across the United States— in­clud­ing de­fend­ing cham­pion Auburn Univer­sity—will com­pete for the ti­tle; www.col­le­gia­tee­ques­trian.com.

HEAD TO Wake­field, MA, April 21–23 for the 40th An­nual Amer­i­can Youth Horse Coun­cil Sym­po­sium. On the sched­ule: work­shops, pre­sen­ta­tions, live horse demon­stra­tions, ex­hibits and awards all geared to­ward cul­ti­vat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of horse en­thu­si­asts; www.ayhc.com.

CHEER ON mid­dle-school and high-school stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing eight zones from across the coun­try as they com­pete for in­di­vid­ual and team cham­pion- ships dur­ing the In­ter­scholas­tic Equestrian As­so­ci­a­tion Hunt Seat Na­tional Fi­nals, April 21–23, in Lex­ing­ton, VA; www.rideiea.org.

WATCH as even­ters from around the world travel to Lex­ing­ton, KY, for the Rolex Ken­tucky Three-Day Event, the only four-star in North Amer­ica. The ac­tion un­folds April 27–30, with rid­ers vy­ing for $400,000 in prize money—the most awarded at any of the world’s four-star three-day events; www.rk3de.org.

ROOT FOR up-and-com­ing dres­sage ta­lent as col­lege stu­dents from across the coun­try head to the In­ter­col­le­giate Dres­sage As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional Cham­pi­onship, April 29–30, at Cen­te­nary Col­lege in Hack­ettstown, NJ; www.team­dres­sage.com.

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