Prac­ti­cal Tips & Talk

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CHEER ON even­ters from Be­gin­ner Novice through Ad­vanced as they vie for cash and prizes at the USEA Amer­i­can Event­ing Cham­pi­onships, Aug. 30–Sept. 3, at the Tryon In­ter­na­tional Eques­trian Cen­ter in Mill Spring, NC; www.usev­ent­ing.com/aec.

WATCH elite rid­ers take on a chal­leng­ing cross-coun­try course at the Land Rover Burgh­ley Horse Tri­als, Aug. 31–Sept. 3, in Lin­colnshire, Eng­land. The com­pe­ti­tion is one of only six CCI**** events world­wide; www.burgh­ley­horse.co.uk.

SEE jumpers and hunters com­pete for top hon­ors and big prize money dur­ing the HITS Champi- on­ship, Sept. 6–10, in Sauger­ties, NY. High­light­ing the sched­ule: the Di­a­mond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Fi­nal and the Sauger­ties $1 Mil­lion Grand Prix CSI*****; www. hitsshows.com.

EX­PE­RI­ENCE world-class sport at the Amer­i­can Gold Cup, Sept. 13–17, at his­toric Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. The event draws spec­ta­tors from near and far and features fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties, shop­ping on bou­tique row and en­ter­tain­ment; www. theam­er­i­can­gold­cup.com.

CHECK OUT the Rolex Cen­tral Park Horse Show, staged in the heart of New York City, Sept. 20–24. The five-day event in- cludes jumpers, hunters, dres­sage and an open Ara­bian horse show; www.cphs.coth.com.

APPLAUD the ef­forts of emerg­ing stars as Ju­nior and Young Rid­ers go head to head dur­ing the Plat­inum Per­for­mance/ USEF Show Jump­ing Tal­ent Search Fi­nals West, Sept. 21–23, in San Juan Capis­trano, CA; www. usef.org.

EN­JOY top dres­sage com­pe­ti­tion and the world’s largest open breed show at Dres­sage at Devon, Sept. 26–Oct. 1, in Devon, PA. The pres­ti­gious show also in­cludes ex­hi­bi­tions and a fall fes­ti­val. New this year: a Dales Pony class; www.dres­sageat­de­von.org.

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