Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Tamie Smith and Dempsey giving the massive Tiger Trap plenty of room at Galway Downs. Photo by Ellie Leonard. Tamie Smith and Dempsey giving the massive Tiger Trap plenty of room at Galway Downs. Photo by Ellie Leonard.

If you ever need some perspective on life, just imagine yourself clearing the humongous Tiger Trap jump on the Galway Downs CIC3* cross country course. If these riders can jump that, then I think we can all handle just about everything life (and course designers) throw our way. Seeing this photo makes me feel better about my next cross country course, which will be approximately 1/10th the size.

Events Opening This Week:

Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials (VT, A-1), CCC Spring Gulch H.T. (CO, A-9), Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3), Kent School Spring H.T. (CT, A-1), Fair Hill International H.T. (MD, A-2), Otter Creek Spring H.T. (WI, A-4)

Events Closing Today:

Longleaf Pine H.T. (NC, A-2), Sporting Day Farm Horse Trials (SC, A-3) Holly Hill Spring H.T. (LA, A-5), Plantation Field April Horse Trials (PA, A-2), River Glen Spring H.T. (TN, A-3)

News & Notes:

Meet this month’s USEA Volunteers of the Month, Van and Susan Firth. Each month, the USEA teams up with Athletux to spotlight some of the hardworking volunteers that we see at events all around the country. You’ll love this story of Susan and Van and their dedication to the sport they love. [Volunteers of the Month: Van and Susan Firth]

Did you miss any of the FEI World Cup in Omaha this past weekend? Never fear, our friends at Horse Nation have us covered. Click here to catch up on all of the World Cup madness that you might have missed.

You may have seen the video of a harmless countryside hack gone wrong on a retired racehorse. Due to his newfound internet fame, the rider in the video, Nick Bull, got some help from Wocket Woy and the Producer, and the results are pretty entertaining. [Wockey Woy to the Rescue]

Tuesday Video:

Check out Maya Studenmund’s wild ride aboard Archie Rocks at Carolina International:

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