Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Oh boy, oh boy! Photo by Sarah Cade Oh boy, oh boy! Photo by Sarah Cade

Ladies and gentlemen, we are one month away from Rolex! If you haven’t started counting down the days, the Rolex Kentucky website has a handy countdown clock so you can see the exact number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the event begins.

Events Opening Today: King Oak Farm Spring H.T. (Massachusetts, A-1), Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event (New Jersey, A-2), Plantation Field H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-2), WindRidge Farm Horse Trials (North Carolina, A-2), Virginia Horse CIC2*, CCI1* & Horse Trials (Virginia, A-2), Mill Creek Pony Club H.T. at Longview (Missouri, A-4), Galway Downs Spring H.T. (California, A-6), Winona Horse Trials (Ohio, A-8)

Events Closing Today: Plantation Field H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-2), Ocala Horse Properties International 3-Day Event (Florida, A-3), FENCE H.T. (South Carolina, A-3), Pine Hill Spring H.T. (Texas, A-5), Twin Rivers Spring H.T. (California, A-6), Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (Kentucky, A-8), St. Johns H.T. (Arizona, A-10)

News and Notes:

Go USA! Vote for Kira Young in Horseware’s Contest: Kira Young is the only US finalist in Horseware Ireland’s Grassroots Rider 2014 contest, and she needs your help! Kira writes, “I ask America to support me in this endeavor because I have shown dedication and passion towards my country and my horses for as long as I can remember. My story is proof to the rest of the country that dreams and commitment DO pay off. Please help me take advantage of this second chance by re-voting for me and sharing! This time round, voters will need to enter a Captcha code, then enter their email address which will need to be verified before they vote by clicking on a verification email they’ll receive as soon as they submit the email address.”

Go Kira! Let’s get those votes rolling in – go to Horseware Ireland’s Blog to vote by Wednesday at 11:59PM GMT. [Vote for Kira]

Help Alec Get to Aachen: Photographer Alec Thayer, who will be shooting photos for EN at Rolex this year, also has the opportunity to go to Aachen this summer. He’s raising money to fund the trip, and if we help him raise the cash, we’ll benefit by seeing all his lovely photos from the event on EN! [GoFundMe]

French Take the Lead at Nation’s Cup: Nicolas Touzaint, Eric Vigeanel, Maxime Livio, and Donatien Schauly made a great team for France as they set the bar at this year’s first FEI Nation’s Cup at Fontainebleau. The team finished with a score of 150.4, followed by the Netherlands in second place and Great Britain in third. The next leg of the Nation’s Cup will be held in Ireland in April. [Horsetalk]

Eventing Fans Get the Shaft at WEG: According to WEG organizers, there is “no chance” of extra tickets becoming available for Eventing Dressage. They say that logistically, it is not possible to add extra seats in the temporary dressage stadium at Haras du Pin national stud. [Horse & Hound]

Video of the Day:

Watch this horse and dog play tug of war together. You can’t get much cuter than this: [Facebook]

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