Thursday News & Notes from Nupafeed

Photo courtesy of Lynn Symansky.

As we begin Richland Horse Trials here in the States, our big time ponies are preparing for Millstreet CCI3* this weekend in Ireland and others are shipping over for Burghley as we speak. Lynn Symansky got a last minute tune up from Richard Picken as she and the formidable Donner prepare for their second Burghley and eighth four-star run. Nothin’ runs like a Deer!

National Holiday: National Peach Pie Day

Major Events This Week:

Richland Park: WebsiteScheduleRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

Millstreet: Website, Entries, ScheduleRide Times & Live Scoring, EN’s Coverage

Blair Castle ERM: Website, Ride Times, Live StreamERM Leaderboard

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Town Hill Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Caber Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

The Event at Archer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Reigning Burghley champion Nobilis 18 has been withdrawn from this year’s competition. He’s only competed twice since his Burghley 2016 win, once in an Intermediate and once in Aachen CICO3*. Another high quality contender has been withdrawn as well, as we hear that Maxime Livio has removed Qalao des Mers from the entry list. [Burghley Contenders Withdrawn]

California pair Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 are heading across the pond to their Burghley debut. After completing Rolex this spring “with her eyes closed”, Andrea feels like her little thoroughbred mare is ready for the next challenge. Dressage isn’t really her thing, but the jumping is there, and the scope for the big bad Burghley is something that Andrea doesn’t doubt. [Burghley First Timers]

Vibrating platforms have taken the equestrian world by storm lately, but do they really have positive effects on lameness issues? Anecdotal evidence suggests that they show great benefits to horses that use them, however scientific evidence is lacking. In fact, in a recent study, the only difference is that the vibration seems to increase relaxation in horses, but does not decrease lameness or increase flexibility. [Short & Long Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms]

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