Good morning, and happy Inauguration day! For those of you not in the DC area, you’re probably able to leave and go to the barn today and yesterday. However, we who reside in the nation’s capitol have bunkered down over the past couple days, unwilling to venture out onto crowded roadways and unable to decipher which roads are blocked and which ones are free. I am lucky enough to have tickets for the event, and will be braving the cold to get a glimpse of our president getting sworn in for the second time.
Events Opening This Week:
Manoir de Carneville was named USEF Horse of Honor at the USEF National Convention, along with Rich Feller’s Olympic mount, Flexible, and Jen Alfano’s hunter-jumper Jersey Boy. [Manoir de Carneville Named USEF Horse of Honor]
Wise Dan was the big winner at the Eclipse Awards; he swept three categories: Horse of the Year, Older Male Horse, and Turf Horse for his brilliant season which saw him break two track records and win the Breeder’s Cup Mile. [ESPN]
The Horse has some tips to keep your horses healthy during the winter. Some of them? Increasing calories through high quality hay, not grain, having a well ventilated barn to keep allergens and dust from affecting your horse’s breathing, and remove blankets at least once a week to check for skin abnormalities. [The Horse]
The USEF High Performance Training Sessions with David O’Connor get started tomorrow, check their Facebook website for photos and updates. [USEF]
The World Equestrian Games might be a little French in 2018, as Bromont is looking the most likely to host the next installment of the Games after it was revealed that the FEI received no host agreement was received from Austria. [An Eventful Life]
COTH editor Sara Leiser talks about confidence, and having a plan in her latest blog. I can identify with her anxiety during show jumping, and she offers some advice from her sports psychologist about what to do when that feeling hits. To save money, I’m going to her psychologist through her blogs, and I think it’s working! [The Chronicle]
Video of the Day: I’m sure Suave Jazz, a member of the Retired Racehorse Training Project, is not going to have any trouble finding a new home. This guy is gorgeous, and has talent for days.