Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo by Shelby Allen.

My mom’s farm is home to a menagerie of ill-behaved animals, including my own semi-retired event horse. He lives with his smaller grey counterpart and a one-eyed POA. It’s a tossup on who is the worst behaved, but when the farrier comes it seems like they’re all doing their best to to win the title. Which means that I am issuing constant apologies to my farrier.

National Holiday: National Chocolate Pudding Day

Events Opening Today: Colorado Horse Park 3 Day Event & H.T. (CO, A-9) GMHA Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials (VT, A-1) WindRidge Farm Summer Horse Trials (NC, A-2) Otter Creek Summer H.T. (WI, A-4) Stanton Farms H.T. (ID, A-7) Colorado Horse Park 3 Day Event & H.T. (CO, A-9) Fair Hill International H.T. (MD, A-2) The Summer Event at Woodside (CA, A-6) Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T. (WA, A-7)

Events Closing Today: Riga Meadow H.T. (CT, A-1) Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (KY, A-8) Western Underground, Inc Coconino Summer HT & T/N/BN3D Event (AZ, A-10) 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) Aspen Ridge H.T. (CO, A-9)

Tuesday News:

It’s only June, but championship season will be here before we know it. The USEA’s Future Event Horse Series has added a third central championship in addition to their east and west coast coast competitions. There will be classes for yearlings, 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds, and there’s still time to qualify! [Get Qualified for the 2018 Future Event Horse Championships!]

Copper-coated horseshoe nails might be in our future. An Australian study has shown that nails with a copper coating cause less microbial damage than traditional steel nails. [Better hoof health seen with use of copper-coated horseshoe nails]

CHIO Rotterdam celebrated its 70th birthday last week, making it the longest running 5* in the world. Hosting both dressage and show jumping, the show has a lot to offer. [Happy 70th Birthday, CHIO Rotterdam. Our 5 Favorite Moments Straight From The Netherlands.]

Support Area VII Young Riders by accessing their online auction offering amazing packages at Rebecca Farm, site of NAYC 2018! Up-for-bid items include Patron Packages featuring a cocktail meet-and-greet with Area VII NAJYRC team, coaches and staff during the event, patron passes, Area VII gear, and a course walk for two with cross country course designer Ian Stark. [Area VII Young Rider Online Auction Fundraiser]

Elysian Hills Training Center in Marshall, VA, is hosting a jump derby this Saturday, June 30! The courses combine show jumps and cross country obstacles and Intro through Training levels will be offered. Good experience in a friendly, supportive environment. $50 for your first trip around and $25 for the second. Entries close Wednesday! [Enter online]

Genesee Valley Hunt H.T. in Geneseo, NY has extended the closing date for its July 14-15 Horse Trials by a week, to July 3. Offering Into through Preliminary divisions, they are also hosting a Donald T. Holland Memorial Challenge — bring your friends and challenge your other friends! On a team of three or four riders, three levels of competition must be represented, a great way to foster camaraderie between upper and lower level competitors. Prizes include sashes and mint julep cups! Thoroughbred Incentive Awards (TIP) will also be given, and there will be an air show! Contact the secretary at [email protected] for more information and visit the omnibus listing here.

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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.