The “r” B&C/CD Training Program for prospective officials took place this weekend at Sporting Days HT in Aiken. Such a training session is a requirement for individuals seeking to become a USEF Technical Delegate, Judge or Course Designer, but auditors are also welcome. If you ever have a chance to observe a training session, it is an incredible learning opportunity especially if you are an organizer, venue owner or coach. By the end of it you will have much better understanding (and appreciation) for the work done by officials, it will change the way you walk and evaluate courses, and you’ll be more educated about the sport in general. If you’re interested in becoming an official, click here.
Monday News and Notes:
Think you can guess the top finishers at tomorrow’s $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational? As part of a fundraiser, the Canadian Young Riders are offering you the chance to pick your favorites at the competition at Southern Cross Equestrian in Reddick, Florida. Tickets to play are available at the event, which is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and a look at the entry list.
The second annual USEA Intercollegiate Championships returns to the Virginia Horse Trials in May. Colleges and universities from around the country are expected to field teams of collegiate riders to compete for top honors and the coveted Spirit Award. School pride, camaraderie and friendship runs strong at this team event, not to mention the competition is fierce, with last year’s victors winning by just a fraction of a point. There are no qualifications to compete, but your school must be a registered affiliate with the USEA. Don’t miss out! [USEA Intercollegiate Championship Returns to VHT]
Show jumper Laura Kraut retired her beloved partner Cedric at the Winter Equestrian Festival on March 3. Together they took the show jumping world by storm and brought home a team gold medal from the 2008 Hong Kong Olympic Games, among many other accolades throughout their career together. Laura looks back on some of her favorite memories. [Laura Kraut Relives Fondest Memories of Superstar Horse]
Young Thoroughbred racehorses are likely to have multiple sets of x-rays done by the time they are two years old. This affords scientists the opportunity to track radiographic abnormalities over time, and one common find it an abnormality in the stifle. Click the link to review the results of one researchers case study. [Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds]
Monday Video: Lainey Ashker and Flagmount’s Spartan rocking the Intermediate course at Rocking Horse.
Spartan’s (redeeming) intermediate xc GoPro from rocking horse HT
Posted by Lainey Ashker on Friday, March 3, 2017