I don’t know about you all, but I’m still feeling some heart palpitations from watching cross country in Rio yesterday. Whatever happens today, this has been a true blue eventing competition. Here’s to the moments, however great or small they may be, that make up the patchwork that is the Olympics. Guts or glory, this is what we all strive for, and we all sent up our gratitude to have everyone home and safely in their respective stalls and beds last night. Go eventing.
Events Opening This Week:
Equestrians Institute H.T. (WA, A-7) Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. (SC, A-3) Sundance Farm H.T. (WI, A-4) Surefire H.T. (VA, A-2) MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event (TX, A-5) Flora Lea Fall H.T. (NJ, A-2) Twin Rivers Fall H.T. (CA, A-6) University of New Hampshire H.T. (NH, A-1) Larkin Hill H.T. (NY, A-1)
Events Closing Today:
Huntington Farm H.T. (VT, A-1) Windy Wyoming H.T. (WY, A-9) Town Hill Farm Horse Trials (CT, A-1) Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T. (VA, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. II (CA, A-6) Richland Park H.T. (MI, A-8) Caber Farm Horse Trial (WA, A-7) Feather Creek H.T. (OK, A-5)
News & Notes:
Today is a big day for eventers: show jumping. Our friends at Horse & Hound have been working hard alongside the other members of the equestrian press, and they’ve broken down how they see today playing out for the British riders. [How Will Show Jumping Play for the Brits?]
Do you supplement your horses regularly? Have you ever wanted to know if there are any alternatives? This article from The Horse can provide some insight on supplementing [Supplementing Alternatives]
Lest we forget, the Olympics contain other equestrian sports as well. Dressage has gotten underway (oh hey, Valegro), and Noelle Floyd has all the scoop. [Dressage Kicks Off]
Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the last individual winner at the Olympics. He happens to have a shot at repeating it tomorrow, too. No big deal.