When in need your friends will always be there. In the case when you have friends the like of Boyd Martin, Dom and Jimmie Schramm, and Ryan Wood, helping out is as simple as showing up for a BBQ.
This past weekend Kate Chadderton hosted a little get together to help raise money to send herself and McCuan Civil Liberty to Blenheim in September. Well over 75 people came out to show support for one of our sport’s great eventers, and soon enough Kate will be on her way to the UK.
Events Opening Today: Fair Hill International Three-day Event (MD, A-2), Woodside International Horse Trials (CA, A-6), WindRidge Farm Fall Horse Trials (NC, A-2), Fair Hill International Three-day Event (MD, A-2), Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. (WA, A-7), Kent School Fall H.T. (CT, A-1), Morven Park Fall H.T. (VA, A-2)
Eventing Closing This Week: Five Points H.T. (NC, A-2), Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7), Larkin Hill H.T. (NY, A-1), Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. (MD, A-2), Chardon Valley Horse Trials (MI, A-8), Copper Meadows H.T. (CA, A-6)
Tuesday News and Notes:
Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton are hosting an eventing symposium this Sunday, Aug. 23 at Windurra! Eventing With The Stars will cover topics ranging from how to improve your dressage scores to cross country schooling exercises you can use at home. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the gate (kids 12 and under get in free). [Eventing With The Stars]
Flair Equine Nasal Strips Color Trip. Flair Equine Nasal Strips wants to know what color would best show off you personal flair. stop by Flair’s Facebook page (here) and leave a comment saying what color you think would be best. While you’re there, give them a quick like. [Flair Equine Nasal Strips]
Volcanoes, Not Just Pretty in a Picture. Despite a world of disbelief and skepticism, Leslie Wilie writes about her awe induced giggles upon a Icelandic trail
pony horse. Although there is still some doubt that a trip to Iceland actually happened, Leslie paints an amazing picture of her experience on the rim of a volcano in Reykjavik Iceland. [Trail Riding on the Side of a Volcano]
USEA Board of Governors Meet in VA. The Board of Governors met this past week in Dulles, Virginia for the annual summer meeting. During the meeting they discussed proposals for rule changes that will be brought forth to the USEF. Changes for USEA policies were also discussed as well as impact of Area realignment and new levels. [USEA Board of Governors Summer Meeting]
Arm Chair Quarterbacks, Give Silver to Valegro. Spectators of the European Dressage Championship, had the opportunity, with the help of a mobile app, to co-judge the freestyle. The results were slightly different than the results given by the 7 official judges. They gave gold to Kristina Bröring-Sprehe and Desperados FRH , silver went to Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro , and Isabell Werth and Don Johnson FRH won bronze. [Sideline Judges at Odds With Aachen Freestyle Results]
Tuesday Video Break:
Check out Doctor James and Tiffany Wandy on their preliminary cross country round from this past weekend at Waredaca Horse Trails. Doctor James is a 7 year old Thoroughbred that made a successful transition to eventing a little over three years ago.