With the flooding and cancellation of Surefire two weeks ago, Jan kindly offered a free day of cross country schooling for all the entrants on the Fourth of July, and I’m pretty sure 95% of the people took part in it. I got there at 8:30 thinking I would try to beat the heat, and I wasn’t the only one with this clever plan. It was packed! However, since a lot of us re-routed to MDHT this coming weekend, it was perfect preparation and lovely to get to use the Surefire cross country course.
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U.S. Weekend Preview:
News From Around the Globe:
The social media support movement #WearGreenForJonty is gaining momentum across the world. From stenciled green stars on a tiny pony bum in England, to young riders supporting him in Australia, to riders in FEI competitions, and to secretaries at events, everyone in the eventing family is sending much love and healing thoughts to Jonty. [Inspiring Photos Wearing Green For Jonty]
Attending Great Meadow this weekend? Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Outpatient Rehab Center & Concussion Clinic has a booth at the trade show and they’re asking all of you to visit them so you can get a baseline test for head injuries. You can also ask the experts about your risk for concussion while you’re there, and learn about signs and symptoms as well as what to do in the event of an injury.
The United States Eventing Association American Eventing Championships are now two months away! The AEC is making history this year as it celebrates its 15th year while moving to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado while Tryon prepares for the WEG. Thanks to the many devoted AEC sponsors, the USEA has thus far accrued over $100,000 in prize money to be awarded across all 19 divisions at the AEC. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of dollars in products will be distributed to first through sixth place finishers including; saddles, bridles, helmets, body protectors, boots, blankets, halters, horse feed, supplements, magazines, therapeutic products, saddle pads, custom artwork, stall plaques, gift certificates, and much more – all provided by the generous sponsors! [AEC Countdown]
Taylor Harris Insurance Services has their main office in Middleburg, and so is excited to be part of Great Meadow International again this year! If you see a THIS banner or the THIS jump, snap a selfie and stay tuned for our social media contest! BONUS POINTS FOR PHOTOBOMBING a horse while it’s jumping over the THIS jump. [THIS on Facebook]