Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo by Orchard Hill Equestrian Center.

While some of us have pulled out our sunshirts for the summer, others are finally enjoying the first competitions of the year. I know all my friends in New England were probably a bit annoyed at my photos of riding and competing this winter, but if it makes y’all feel any better, it was 90 today and I nearly died. Go for a ride and enjoy it!

National Holiday: National Chocolate Chip Day

Events Opening This Week: Groton House Farm H.T. (MA, A-1) South Farm H.T. (OH, A-8) Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I (NJ, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3)

Events Closing This Week: IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day Event (IN, A-8) The Spring Event at Archer (WY, A-9) GMHA June HorseTrials (VT, A-1) Waredaca H.T. (MD, A-2) Carriage House Farm Combined Test (MN, A-4) IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day Event (IN, A-8) Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring Horse Trials (NY, A-1

Tuesday News:

Do you train young horses? Do you instruct riders who frequently ride young horses? Sign up for the ICP Young Event Horse Workshop to be held June 19 – June 21 at Kinnitty Capall Stables in Ancramdale, New York to start your certification towards the USEA ICP Professional Horse Trainer or Instructor title. The USEA is considering having an ICP YEH Assessment in Area 1 this fall, so this is a great opportunity for those in the area to begin the certification process. [ICP Young Event Horse Workshop]

Help this researcher study the effect of indoor arenas on horse and human health!  Stacie McGill, a Master’s Degree candidate at the University of Kentucky, intends to gather information on how environmental exposures and arena design impacts heat transfer, air quality and the health of both horses and riders. Take this survey, which is available until July 21. 

The Great Meadow Foundation welcomed Cate Magennis Wyatt to chair the Board of Trustees this week. Cate takes over from Henry A. “Buzz” Kievenaar, Jr. who held the position for 10 years. Cate boasts experience in both the private and public sector, and we can’t wait to see the continued success Great Meadow will have! [Great Meadow Foundation Announces New Chair of the Board of Trustees]

Tuesday Video:

Which product does Olympic medalist Phillip Dutton trust to keep his horses calm and focused at the biggest events in the world? ChillaxLearn more.

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