Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Aleco Bravo of Rutledge Farm will host McLain Ward for a clinic! Photo courtesy of Nick Attwood.

McLain Ward is coming to the heart of eventing country on June 6, when he will conduct a clinic on the Attwood surfaces of Rutledge Farm in Middleburg, VA. While the rider slots have all been filled, auditor openings are still available! If you can swing the time off, this is a chance to listen in on lessons with one of the best show jumpers in the world. Find information on the clinic here.

National Holiday: Lucky Penny Day

Major Events:

Houghton Hall CICO3*:  WebsiteStart TimesResults

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Flora Lea Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

The Spring Event at Woodside H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Coconino Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

The AEC is officially less than 100 days away! With the move to the Colorado Horse Park for 2018, the AECs will also introduce ‘festival’ divisions, which are regular horse trial divisions run in conjunction with the event. These festival divisions will allow more opportunities for competition for riders from Area IX and X, and for trainers to bring horses or riders not yet qualified. [15th Annual AECs 100 Days Away]

I’m sure everyone remembers that EN’s own Leslie Wylie tackled the Mongol Derby last year. While she didn’t sign up for this year’s run, Practical Horseman Associate Editor Jocelyn Pierce will be competing, letting us all follow along for the ride once more. Jocelyn runs through the basic facts of the race, including the use of bribery to get assigned the fastest ponies. [600 Miles in Ten Days or Less]

I know everyone has been burying their heads in the sand regarding the ever-delayed DOT requirements on horse trailering. Meika Decher of Washington state bit the bullet and went through the CDL process to get a Class B license, after deciding there was no chance she’d be classified as anything but commercial. Meika was kind enough to outline the steps of the process, including the 40 hour class she took and the variety of tests she had to pass. [Truck Drivin’ Momma]