Thursday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research


Ready to show! Photo courtesy of Sasha Moran.

Ready to show! Photo courtesy of Sasha Moran.

Ahhhh sweet September, maybe my favorite month? In Virginia, September is the month where we finally sorta sometimes get cooler nights, and when you walk out of the door at 6am, you can wear a sweatshirt! Nobody understands the glory of wearing a sweatshirt like a horse person who has just survived another summer. When it hits 70 degrees, I shiver and delight in the idea of an hour not sweating. And then I immediately freak out about the months of cold frosty frozen toes that are coming my way.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Surefire H.T. [Website]

Sundance Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Equestrians Institute H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

The Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships is looking for a new home base for 2017 & 2018. NAJYRC was hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park from 2009-2015, and this year moved to the Colorado Horse Park, but the USEF is seeking a new host for the next two editions of the event. “We just want to see what our options are and make sure we’re holding the best championships that we can for those athletes and that we’re doing it in a viable format,” said Mark Coley, director of membership and events for USEF. [NAJYRC Seeks New Home]

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin gathering and providing emergency care for up to 300 wild horses. Due to on-going drought conditions resulting in insufficient water to support the wild horses in Nevada’s Big Sand Spring Valley, around 1,800 horses are trying to survive on lands that can reasonably support 400. The BLM said that without emergency action, the condition of the wild horses in the Big Sand Spring Valley is expected to deteriorate and potentially result in the death of some of the horses within a few weeks. [BLM Gathers Wild Horses Due to Drought]

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The USEA has announced that the AECs will return to the Tryon International Equestrian Center for 2017. The Colorado Horse Park will be the host site for the 2018 AEC in an effort to facilitate participation and accessibility on both sides of the country. Traditionally the AEC stays at the same location for three years in a row, but the USEA has decided to change that in order to satisfy the needs of all parts of the country. [AEC Returns to TIEC for 2017]


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