Tuesdays for me are often the hardest day of the week to get through, particularly on weeks with big events going on. For those of us getting ready to watch, stalk scores, or just follow along on social media, Tuesdays tend to drag as we wait for Wednesday In contrast, Wednesdays are bustling, anticipatory, full of jogs and hope and open hearts. Anything can happen, and Wednesday are the only day of the event where no one’s heart has yet been broken.
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
Cross Country schooling at Surefire Farm will be open on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, from 8:00-4:00. The schooling fee will be $60, and all must sign a waiver. See you then! [Surefire Farm]
There’s only a few spots left to get in on the Area VIII Young Rider Camp North! The camp will be held August 7-9 at Cobblestone Farm in Dexter, Michigan, and will feature clinicians Hannah Sue Burnett, Pierre St. Jacques and Dorothy Crowell! The camp is open to ALL riders, adults and non-YR-members. [Area VIII YR Camp]
The 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships are officially open for entry! Held at the Colorado Horse Park, the AECs will offer not only championship and Adult Team Challenge divisions, but also ‘festival’ divisions to allow those out west to participate in the festivities even if they aren’t qualified for the prize-winning divisions. [Opening Day Has Arrived]
New Zealand is weighing in on tight nosebands. Previously the rule stated that the nosebands had to be able to fit one finger comfortably on the side of the nose, but now new studies have shown that one finger is required between the bridle and the top of the nose in order to prevent damage to the horse. [New Zealand Acts to End Tight Nosebands]
For years the debate has raged on as to whether dogs belong at events. The FEI has now weighed in on the debate, with a proposal to require dogs on leashes attached to people or solid objects at all times or risk a hefty fine. Several notorious incidents over the years of loose dogs chasing horses on course have led to this rule proposal. [FEI Proposes Fines for Loose Dogs]
Have you entered Majyk Equipe’s #WearGreenForJonty giveaway? To enter to win the prize pack, all you need to do is make a donation to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. We have raised more than €400 so far in support of Jonty’s recovery. [#WearGreenForJonty Giveaway]
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