After all our waiting, the 2018 World Equestrian Games are finally here! Eventers had some ring familiarization yesterday, and Opening Ceremonies will be held tonight followed by an Opening Ceremony concert with country superstar Hunter Hayes. This is free to the public, so stop by if you’re in town and keep an eye out for Chinch.
National Holiday: Today we remember all those lost in the September 11th tragedy.
Events Opening This Week: Waredaca Classic P, T and N 3D Event & H.T. (MD, A-2) Waredaca Classic P, T and N 3D Event & H.T.(MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Windermere Run H.T. (MO, A-4) Holly Hill Fall H.T. (LA, A-5)
Events Closing This Week: FEH Central Championships at Texas Rose Horse Park (TX, A-5) University of New Hampshire H.T. (NH, A-1) ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. at the Horsepark (NJ, A-2) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) Larkin Hill H.T. (NY, A-1) Fair Hill International CCI***/** (MD, A-2) Fair Hill International CCI***/** (MD, A-2)Surefire Farm H.T. (VA, A-2) Stable View Oktoberfest CIC and Horse Trials (SC, A-3) Jump Start H.T.(KY, A-8)
Unfortunately, it looks like Hurricane Florence has not deviated from the path toward the Carolinas. With Tryon’s inland location, it remains likely that we will experience thunderstorms and the like on site. Tryon will be providing twice daily updates from the National Weather Service on their website as well as social media pages. [Tryon 2018 Weather Updates]
The USEA has released new educational videos to help newcomers learn the ins and outs of jump judging. Videos cover situates that volunteers would likely face including refusals, dangerous riding, a fall, or loose horses, and how to properly handle them. [USEA Releases Jump Judge Instructional Videos]
18 National Champions were crowned at the 2018 AEC, but only one can be cover models for Eventing USA. Vote for who you’d like to see. [Vote to See Your Favorite #AEC2018 Champion on the Cover of Eventing USA]
Tuesday Video: Ingrid Klimke and Bobby gearing up for a possible Happy Hale Bob Day?