Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

The other half of that sales photo. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Hiring a professional is a great option for any sale ad to make sure your horse looks their best, but be prepared: the behind the scenes process is a lot harder than it looks. Besides making sure your horse is clean and presentable (braids can make a big difference!), you also might find yourself working hard to get your horse’s attention for that cute “ears forward” shot. Arm yourself with something attention grabbing. Shaking a bucket of grain tossing a handful dirt or small pieces of gravel behind the camera can do the trick!

National Holiday: National Eat Your Beans Day

Events Opening This Week: Waredaca Farm H.T. (MD, A-2) Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T. (NY, A-1) Full Gallop Farm August HT (SC, A-3) Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini Event (NJ, A-2) Huntington Farm H.T. (VT, A-1)

Events Closing This Week: Event at Rebecca Farm (MT, A-7) Penny Oaks H.T. (IN, A-8) Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. (WI, A-4) US Pony Club National Championships (NC, A-11) Fitch’s Corner H.T. (NY, A-1) Full Moon Farms H.T.(MD, A-2) Event at Rebecca Farm (MT, A-7)

Tuesday News:

Congratulations to the 18 recipients of the Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Travel Grants! These riders will receive funds to offset their travel costs go get to Kalispell, Montana for the Event at Rebecca Farm, July 18-22. [Recipients of the 2018 Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Travel Grants Announced]

Two months until AEC! The USEA has waived the Xentry fee for this competition, so get everything set for the opening date (July 17!). So far the Association has also secured $100,000 across the 19 divisions in addition to the thousands of dollars in sponsored prizes. [The Countdown Is On: Two Months Until the AEC! Cash and Prizes Announced]

Laura Collett has picked up the ride on top horses Parkfield Quintessential and Finduss PFB. Previous rider Holly Woodhead hands over the reins as she relocates to Ireland. Parkfield Quintessential was third in the 8- and 9-year-old CIC3* class at Blenheim last fall, and Finduss PFB has just moved up to the three-star level this spring. [Laura Collett takes on new top-level rides as young British eventer moves to Ireland]

Cross country schooling at Surefire Farm will be open on Wednesday, July from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you were entered in the Surefire Horse Trials there will be no schooling fee. If you were not entered in the horse trials the schooling fee will be $75. [Surefire Farm]

Keep an eye out for Andrew Hoy and Vassily De Lassos riding for Australia at CHIO Aachen later this month. With only one rail down in the past three years of FEI competitions, Andrew has his hopes on WEG with this ‘extraordinary’ horse.

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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