Tuesday News and Notes from Cavalor

Photo courtesy of Nancy Jones. Photo courtesy of Nancy Jones.

Nancy Jones sent us this gorgeous photo of a rainbow over the stadium arena at the Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring Horse Trials.

“[This was] taken after our last 2 Sunday divisions were delayed by lightning and storms in the area,” Nancy said. “Capital Region Pony Club held their Eventing Rally in conjunction with our horse trials, and after the competition was finished, the pony clubbers were treated to demonstrations by Marilyn Little on RF Scandalous and two of her younger horses, with commentary by Packy McGaughen.  Marilyn did conditioning sessions with Kitty and explained what you aim for in getting ready for an FEI event, then worked with introducing the younger horses to XC obstacles.  What a great education for these young riders and hats off to Marilyn for taking the time to help bring along the next generation!”

Events Opening Today: Millbrook H.T. (NY, A-1), Olney Farm H.T. (MD, A-2), Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Modified Eventing (NJ, A-2), River Glen Summer H.T. (TN, A-3), Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trial (IA, A-4), Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. (WI, A-4)

Events Closing Today: Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials (VA, A-2), Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3), Camelot Equestrian Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6), South Farm H.T. (OH, A-8)

News and Notes: 

This week’s Fab Freebie will help you keep your cool: The Kerrits Competition Koat is a lightweight, breathable and sleek alternative to some of the heftier show coats out there. With many convenient features (did we mention that it’s stain resistant and machine washable?), you’ll want to have one of your own! You can enter the contest here: [EN Fab Freebie Contest]

Ohio horseowner strives to start an inner city equine center for youth: Dana Stewart has dreams of building an urban equine center for inner city youth in Columbus. Capital City Equestrian, a nonprofit geared toward equine education and therapy, is leasing an old cabinet factory in the city and is waiting approval from the Columbus Board of Public Health to begin turning it into a farm. Her journey is not without naysayers, though. [NBC4i: Woman wants to bring horse education program into city]

AAEP Foundation is accepting applications for research grants: The AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow and Equus Foundation Research Fellow scholarships are annual awards of $5,000 each that are given to AAEP member graduates or residents completing programs in equine research. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, go to the AAEP Foundation website. [The Horse: AAEP Foundation accepting applications for research fellows]

Best of the Blogs: Experience Hilary Popiel’s Retired Racehorse Project horse’s first event – Four Fs and a D (also known as Rusty) competed at Little Bromont over the weekend, braving storms and gaining valuable experience at the competition. [RRP: Bromont!]

My Little Mad Max: Kelsey Wailes is an illustrator and college professor specializing in comic books, and in her spare time she transformed some old school My Little Pony toys into cool Mad Max: Fury Road characters. Check out her amazing (and slightly scary) creations here: [Horsetalk: My Little Pony figures go hardcore]

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