Friday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Brinley Voss leading her unicorn back to the stable. Start ’em young! Photo by Skyeler Icke Voss.

I have two three year olds that I’m training right now, each for a client. I really love young horses, and these two are the same age, but pretty different in their places in training. One is a TB that was originally meant to be a racehorse but never even went to the track, and the other one is a purpose bred TB/Oldenburg cross. The TB just did his first cantering under saddle yesterday (yay!!) with no fuss at all, and the other one just learned to live in a stall this week! It’s a real baby university over at mine right now, and I love it.

National Holiday: National French Fry Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Event Rider Masters at Jardy: Website, Start Times, Live Scoring, Live Stream

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Gennessee Valley Hunt H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Riga Meadow H.T. [Website]

Maryland at Loch Moy II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Coconino Summer II 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

As Eventers, we know that all events are BYOB, but Rebecca Farm is taking it a step further: BYOWB. In an effort to reduce plastic waste and be more environmentally conscious, The Event at Rebecca Farm is now Bring Your Own Water Bottle for all riders and spectators. With water bottle filling stations around the competition grounds, the event will also have recycling boxes stationed everywhere for cardboard, paper, and aluminum cans as well. [BYOWB At Rebecca Farm]

Hunt Club Farms in Berryville VA hosts an annual event with Intro through Prelim/Training levels every summer. Hunt Club only runs as a one day, with three dressage arenas on the grass, and show jumping in their outdoor arena, but provides an educational start to eventing for numerous horses and riders. The cross country is designed by Tremaine Cooper, giving challenging courses to each level. Quick shout-out to my girl Alyssa Peterson, old NAJYRC teammate from years ago, who is now based out of the lovely farm. Come see Hunt Club Farms in two weeks! [USEA Events A-Z: Hunt Club Farms]

Looking for something to drool over? Look no further than this five-and-a-half acre Wellington dreamboat of a farm designed by McLain Ward himself for equestrian excellence. Two barns, a house, a pool, a grass jump arena and a regular arena….what else could you ask for in a winter residence? [Fantasy Farm Thursday]

In a continued effort to raise the standard of eventing show jumping course design in the United States, US Equestrian has announced its plans for the 2018 Eventing Show Jumping Course Advisor Program. After reviewing all FEI level eventing show jumping courses in 2017, US Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping Course Advisor Richard Jeffery will turn his focus to 12 National Horse Trial show jumping courses across the preliminary and intermediate levels in 2018. However, in a shift from 2017, Jeffery will evaluate the courses prior to each event in addition to offering a critique of the course post event. [US Equestrian Show Jumping Course Design]