Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo via the Carolina Horse Park.

Volunteers come in all shapes, sizes and, erm, species! The Carolina Horse Park had the fluffiest volunteers this weekend at the Southern Pines H.T.

National Holiday: National Good Samaritan Day

Events Opening This Week: Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA, A-6)  University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH, A-1)  Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA, A-2)

Events Closing This Week: Morven Park Spring H.T. (VA, A-2)  Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (TX, A-5)  Rocking Horse Spring H.T.(FL, A-3)  Galway Downs International H.T. (CA, A-6)  Full Gallop Farm April H.T. (SC, A-3)

Tuesday News: 

If you liked Poplar Place Farm’s Seasoned and Sexy Amoeba Challenge, then you’ll love this. It’s spreading across the country! Winona Horse Trials, Hanoverton, OH, May 12-13, 2018 is adding their own: The Salty, Sassy and Spunky Starter Team Challenge! Four awards will be up for grabs: 1) Lowest scoring team, 2) team with the oldest cumulative age, 3) team with the youngest cumulative age, and 4) best team name. [Winona Horse Trials Omnibus]

If you’ve been interested, but simultaneously overwhelmed at the thought of filling in as a dressage scribe this list is for you! From what to wear to proper abbreviations the USEA has you covered. [Ten Tips for Volunteering as a Dressage Scribe]

Great Meadow will once again host lower level horse trials! The Middleburg Orange County Pony Club recently announced that they will hold Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels, June 9-10 at The Plains, VA location. [Middleburg Orange County Pony Club to Run The Middleburg Horse Trials at Great Meadow Field Events Center in The Plains in 2018]

Laura Collett has a new shining star in her yard. Billy Bounce was named “one to watch” by William Fox-Pitt as a young horse, and has been competed by Chris King and Kitty King before landing with Laura. [Laura Collett to compete talented but fragile three-star horse: ‘We take one day at a time’]

Hot on Horse Nation: ‘Oh Crap’ Monday: Golf Course Edition

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.