Friday Video and UK Notes from World Equestrian Brands: The Cavalry On Tour

#WearGreenForJonty CALLING ALL EVENTING FAMILY PLEASE TAG AND SHARE Whilst we are all still taking in the news of @jontyeventing stable but non changing condition this week, we at Eventing Worlwide thought we would do something positive to show our support by asking all of our eventing family to please wear something green. Starting this Saturday 30th June and throughout July. Whether you are out competing XC or just out supporting the sport – put on something green and get into the Irish Spirit!! Headed up by our very own blogger Alice Dunsdon – Alice hopes that during the month of July, we all show our support for Jonty and go green on the course. “We all know the eventing community is such a close family group, and when anyone has a fall or an injury we all feel it, so when it happens to one of our Sports legends we must all get together and show our support for him and his family. Change your hat silk, change your base layer, put a green numnah or browband on, it doesnt matter what, just 'Wear Green for Jonty" Please also post up pictures so his family can feel the support with the hashtag #WearGreenForJonty

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The plight of Irish eventer Jonty Evans is never far from anyone’s mind at the moment, and we all want to show our support in any way we can. That’s why we’re excited to join in with Eventing World Wide’s #WearGreenForJonty initiative. The idea is simple: swap your regular cross-country colours for something green while you’re out competing over the next month. Or, if you’re spectating, volunteering, or grooming, add a bit of the luck o’ the Irish into your wardrobe. We’d love to see your photos, and will have cameras at the ready at next weekend’s Barbury International to catch the movement in all its glory.

UK Weekend Preview:

Great Witchingham International [Ride Times]

Chepstow [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Aske [Ride Times] [Cross Country Videos]

Brightling Park International [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores] [Cross Country Videos]

Eland Lodge (2) [Website] [Ride Times]

Off church Bury [Ride Times]

Hopetoun [Ride Times]

Events Opening this Weekend:

30th: Skipton (2) – BE80-N – [EnterNorth Yorkshire (August 4-5) *

Events Balloting this Weekend:

29th: Warwick Hall (3) – BE80-N – [EnterCumbria (July 21-22)

29th: Aston-le-Walls (3) – N-A – [EnterNorthamptonshire (July 20-22) *

1st: Little Downham (2) – BE80-N – [EnterCambridgeshire (July 21-22) *

Friday Video: Cavalry Horses on Tour

There are a few classic harbingers of summer: crisp, slightly wonky tanlines, evening drinks awash in golden light, early eventing mornings, and, if you live in the east of England, the Household Cavalry’s annual sojourn to Norfolk’s Holkham Beach.

The Household Cavalry undertakes a seriously demanding day-to-day job: stationed in central London, they take part in regimental parades, guard duties, and ceremonial processions (yes, including the Royal Wedding). This means that they have to be able to cope with busy city traffic, sudden noises, crowded streets, and the attentions of interested tourists, as well as – in some cases – genuine threats to their safety. As such, it’s incredibly important that a high level of trust and communication is fostered between the horses – known as Cavalry Blacks – and their riders.

A month-long summer trip to coastal Norfolk is the making of these relationships. Each year, horses and riders descend upon Holkham Beach – one of the UK’s most popular beaches – to ride, play, and enjoy one another’s company, on the seashore and in the waves. The trip not only builds confidence for both horse and rider, it also provides a hugely beneficial way of improving fitness without the stress of roadwork. When the troops return to London, they do so happy, healthy, and ready to tackle any challenge. If it works for them, it must work for us mere mortals!

We know you'll love this video just as much as we did when we received it this afternoon!•Visitors to the museum have been loving seeing the horses and @household_cavalry on the beaches in Norfolk•Videos like this help us inform the public about where the Cavalry are when the hordes of tourists come and expect to see the red or blue tunics and shining breast plates on duty at Horse Guards!

Posted by The Household Cavalry Museum and Shop on Thursday, June 28, 2018