Thursday News & Notes from Nupafeed

The king of jog strip fashion himself, Chris Talley with OTTB Wonderhorse, Unmarked Bills. Photo courtesy of Chris

There is a LOT of eventing going on this weekend, as you might be able to tell from the extensive links list below. I still haven’t made it up to Bromont, but it’s on my bucket list. I’ll just have to find a friend to drive with, because holy cow that’s a long haul. Every year I think about the eventers in Florida who make the trek, and think that they might be a little extra insanity in the middle.

Bromont Links: Bromont Links: Website, Entries, Ride Times, Live Scores, EN’s Coverage, EN’s Twitter, EN’s Instagram

Bramham Links: Website, Entries & Live Scores, XC Live StreamEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website]

Valinor Farm H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Plantation Field June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

The Middleburg H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

River Glen H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Roebke’s Run CCI/CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Queeny Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Camelot Equestrian Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Derbyshire Farms H.T. [Website]

News From Around the Globe:

In case you missed it….[Photo Gallery & Notes from Bromont CCI First Inspection]

Irish Show Jump rider Kevin Thornton has been fined and suspended for 4 months following an FEI Tribunal that found him guilty of horse abuse. On October the 10th of 2016, Kevin was seen to be taking a grey horse, Flogas Sunset Cruise, out on the racetrack at the Hippodrome de la Cote d’Azur and whipping and spurring it repeatedly as it galloped and attempted to stop. The horse collapsed and died of unrelated causes on the same day, but the abuse was bad enough that the FEI was able to produce eight eye-witness testimonials to the severity of the situation. [FEI Tribunal Finds Show Jumper Guilty]

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can help treat tendon injuries in horses, but recent research has revealed that laser dosing is definitely not “one-size-fits-all.” Scientists found that the amount of laser light reaching the tendon depends substantially on the horse’s hair and skin—in particular its thickness and color. A recent study found that the darker the horse’s skin, the less laser light that gets through to the underlying tissues. That was also true for the horse’s hair color—the darker the hair, the less laser light that gets past the melanin “barrier.” While shaving the hair off certainly improved the penetration rate, the base color of the skin under the shaved hair could still hamper the laser light. [Laser Therapy: Not the Same For All Horses]

The entry date for the Surefire Horse Trials has been extended until Wednesday, June 14It’s a fun, well-run, fantastic summer event … get your entries in today! See website for entry status as well as information on how to post-enter. [Surefire Eventing]

Hot on Horse Nation: An Open Letter to Classic Empire, Who Just Can’t Seem To Catch A Break This Year

Phyllis Dawson is a household name in eventing, and holds popular jump clinics at her Windchase Farm in Virginia during the winter months. As a veteran of the U.S. Eventing Team, her list of rider accomplishments includes top placings at four-star events all over the globe, as well as the highest-placed U.S. rider at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988, where she finished 10th. The USEA stopped by to ask her about her teaching philosophy, and how she likes to talent spot for the next generation of riders. [Featured Clinician: Phyllis Dawson]