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HEAD TO the horse cap­i­tal of the world—Lexington, Ken­tucky—for the Ad­e­quan /U.S. Dres­sage Fed­er­a­tion An­nual Con­ven­tion, Nov. 29–Dec. 3. On the agenda: ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties, com­mit­tee meet­ings, fo­rums, round­table dis­cus­sions and a gala and awards ban­quet; www.usdf.org.

WATCH the first leg of the Longines Masters as it un­folds Nov. 30–Dec. 3 in Paris, France. The pres­ti­gious three-show se­ries will con­tinue with showjump­ing events in Hong Kong (Feb. 9–11, 2018) and, for the first time, New York (April 26– 29); www.longi­nes­mas­ters.com.

SOAK UP some sun dur­ing the U.S Event­ing As­so­ci­a­tion An­nual Meet­ing and Con­ven­tion, Dec. 6–10, in Long Beach, CA. This year’s fo­cus is on event or­ga­niz­ers and the sched­ule in­cludes mul­ti­ple sem­i­nars, com­mit­tee meet­ings, open fo­rums and a key­note ad­dress from Olympic even­ter Boyd Martin; www.usev­ent­ing.com.

AT­TEND the U.S. Hunter Jumper As­so­ci­a­tion An­nual Meet­ing, Dec. 10–14, in San An­to­nio, TX. The agenda fea- tures zone, af­fil­i­ate and com­mit­tee meet­ings; work­shops; an awards din­ner and a key­note ad­dress from Lisa Roskens, chair­man of the Omaha Eques­trian Foun­da­tion; www.ushja.org.

AP­PLY for a Carol Lavell Ad­vanced Dres­sage Prize by Dec. 13. Two $25,000 awards are avail­able to rid­ers who demon­strate the com­mit­ment and tal­ent to com­pete at the high­est level. Ap­pli­cants must be U.S. cit­i­zens older than 21. A na­tional panel will se­lect re­cip­i­ents based on merit and need; www. dres­sage­foun­da­tion.org.

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