Friday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research

How do you put some light fitness miles on a three year old in preparation for the FEH championships in a month? Pony them! Nyls, who actually hates all other horses, oddly tolerates pony-ing and is excellent with babies even if they don’t really know what they’re doing. Slap on a rope halter and go to town, doing some hill work and hacking out past scary stuff. Little Mattie did 3 hills yesterday and was pretty pooped, but a very good sport!

National Holiday: National Peach Pie Day

Major Events This Week:

Millstreet: WebsiteSchedule, Start Times & Live Scoring, Live StreamEN’s Coverage

Blair Castle: WebsiteScheduleStart Times & Live ScoringLive StreamEvent Rider MastersERM Live ScoresEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Preview: 

Town Hill Farm H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. II [Website]

Caber Farm Horse Trial  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

The Event at Archer [Website] [Live Scoring]

Stone Gate Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Not going to WEG?  Looking for a confidence building, forward riding, galloping course for your young horse?  Looking to move up to the next level?  CDCTA Fall Horse Trials in Berryville, VA is still accepting entries.  Our goal is to provide courses that encourage horses and riders to gallop, be brave cross country, and enjoy what they are doing. In addition to the recognized divisions BN-P they offer an intro division which is a great way to get started in the sport. They have CASH awards for both VA Bred Horses and the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) as well as other prizes and ribbons through 8th place. [USEA Omnibus]

As the Official Charity for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, The Brooke is bringing its mission to life at the World Equine Expo being held at Tryon International Equestrian Center during the WEG on September 11-23, 2018. From virtual reality experiences and book signings to plush toys, bar nights and the unveiling of TIEC’s commemorative “Brooke Breezeway,” there are many interactive ways spectators can support Brooke before, after and during the Games. In developing countries across the globe, working horses, donkeys, and mules are lifelines for families who depend on them for existence. Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, works around the world to improve and protect the lives of working equines. [The Brooke Named Official Charity of the WEG]

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The KY Classique Horse Trials run once a year on the first weekend in September at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky (Area VIII), offering Starter through Intermediate divisions. This year, KY Classique will host the Area VIII Championships for Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels as well as USEA Classic Series Beginner Novice and Novice Three-Day divisions. This year they celebrate their 30th anniversary! [USEA Events: KY Classique]

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