Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo via Auburn Eventing Team on Facebook. Congratulations, ladies!

I’m not actually sure if Intercollegiate Eventing was around when I was in school, but I am definitely a little envious off all the students out there getting to combine their love of eventing and competition with their education. The camaraderie and teamwork that these students display is second-to-none and from the pictures and videos I’ve seen, it looks like everyone is having The Best Time!

National Holiday: National Paperclip Day

Events Opening This Week: Aspen Ridge H.T. (CO, A-9) Western Underground, Inc Coconino Summer HT & T/N/BN3D Event (AZ, A-10) Genesee Valley Hunt H.T. (NY, A-1) The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (MD, A-2) Roebke’s Run H.T. (MN, A-4) Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (KY, A-8) Riga Meadow H.T. (CT, A-1)

Events Closing This Week: Larkin Hill H.T. (NY, A-1) Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (MD, A-2) Golden Spike H.T. (UT, A-9) Great Vista Horse Trials (NY, A-1) Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (PA, A-2) Full Gallop Farm June H.T.(SC, A-3) Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (WI, A-4)

Tuesday News:

The FEI and USEF released statements yesterday in regards to the one-year suspensions given to Jennie Brannigan, Hannah Sue Burnett and Alyssa Phillips following their positive testing for prohibited substances at the 2017 Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event. EN’s original report has been updated here.

Redbud Farm LLC, is offering a scholarship to their Buck Davidson Clinic in memory of Jon Sonkin, who past away in June last year. Jon was a beloved member of the eventing community and grew up riding in Starksville, Mississippi. Through his work with C4 he became known as “The Belt Guy”. The scholarship is open to any junior rider who is a Mississippi resident. [Jon Sonkin Memorial Scholarship]

Last chance to sign up for the ICP young Event Horse Workshop in Ancramdale, New York. Entries are due by June 1st. The USEA has confirmed that they will will host an assessment in Area 1 in October for certification as a Professional Trainer or Young Horse Instructor. Attendance at a workshop is required for certification. This may be the most accessible workshop option for those in the North East! [ICP Young Event Horse Workshop]

Need a little Vermont getaway? Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA) needs volunteers!  GMHA still has many positions to fill for their June Horse Trials this weekend. Volunteers are handsomely rewarded with complimentary meals and delicious Dark Horse Chocolates, plus fresh Vermont air and scenic views of course. GMHA is also participating the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program this year. [GMHA June Horse Trials on EventingVolunteers.com]

Tuesday Video:

GOTD ???? Had some fun with this exercise with all of my horses which focuses on maintaining straightness and rhythm…

Posted by Lainey Ashker on Monday, May 28, 2018

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