Whew! What a weekend it’s been, with Richland Park, Millstreet, and Blair Castle running plus a gaggle of horse trials around the country. But don’t blink, the USEA American Eventing Championships and the Burghley CCI4* start in just a couple days! The fall season is officially in full swing!
National Holiday: RED WINE DAY (Let’s be honest. Every day is red wine day.)
Monday News and Notes:
15-year-old Bailey Hennings of Valley City, Ohio is the winner of the inaugural Richland Leg Up Award sponsored by Katie Ruppel and her parents, Chris and Patty. Bailey received the award for being the highest placed Area 8 Young Rider at the Preliminary level at Richland Park Horse Trials with her OTTB Miss Demeanour. Bailey will receive $1,000 and one free week of training and accommodation with Katie at her base in Anthony, Florida as she aims to compete in her first one-star this fall. Congratulations!
“The Big Bang Theory” actress Kaley Cuoco doesn’t want to be known as an actress who has nice horses, but as a rider that acts on the side. Kaley has found happiness and stability in horses and the show jumping arena as well as with her Grand Prix boyfriend Karl Cool. [Noelle Floyd Learns More]
There are many schools of thought when it comes to deworming schedules but working with your vet to be sure you’re treating for the right parasites at the right time is paramount. Fecal tests are as important as administering a tube of wormer to ensure the treatments are actually effective. Thankfully, there are actions you can take around the farm to minimize the risk of parasites infestations. [Keys to Effectively Deworming Your Horse]