Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo by Shelby Allen.

I’d like to start by apologizing to my friends in the north. I see the photos with the snow, and I really feel for you, but I rode in a t-shirt today and it was pretty darn fantastic! Really enjoying these two weeks of spring before the weather goes straight to unbearable summer heat.

National Holiday: National Tweed Day

Events Opening This Week: CCC Spring Gulch H.T. (CO, A-9) Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials (VT, A-1) Chattahoochee Hills H.T.(GA, A-3) Kent School Spring H.T. (CT, A-1) Fair Hill International H.T. (MD, A-2) Otter Creek Spring H.T.(WI, A-4)

Events Closing This Week: Longleaf Pine H.T. (NC, A-2) River Glen Spring H.T. (TN, A-3) Plantation Field April Horse Trials (PA, A-2) Sporting Days Farm H.T. III (SC, A-3) Holly Hill Spring H.T. (LA, A-5) St. Johns H.T. (AZ, A-10)

Tuesday News:

Tina Cook is racing the clock to fully recover after a fall at Burnham Market last weekend. She and Billy The Red took a tumble at fence five which dislocated her shoulder. She’s looking forward to 10 days of immobility in her arm before the training continues. We wish her luck as Badminton looms closer. [Top British rider in ‘race against time’ to be fit for Badminton after suffering injury in fall]

USEA is looking for the next home of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships! Events are encouraged to submit an expression of interest. [Request for Expressions of Interest: USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championship Host Sites]

“He took me to places I never expected,” Katheryn Robinson said in a tribute to her four-star partner Let It Bee, who collapsed and died this weekend at Burnham market Friday. She recounts their storybook career that helped her acomplish her childhood dreams. [From pre-novice to Badminton: eventer pays tribute to top horse after cross-country tragedy]

Tryon International Equestrian Center needs volunteers! There are many positions available for The Fork Horse Trials this week. Whether you want to serve as a jump judge with a front-row seat for cross-country competition or work behind the scenes, there’s a spot on the team for you! [Volunteer at The Fork at TIEC & WEG Eventing Test Event]

Tuesday Video: Shedding hack for all you budget friendly folks like me!

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