There are times when I genuinely don’t know why I do this sport and 3:45 a.m. is one of those times. Every time. But when I’m hitching up my trailer at 5:00 in the morning on a day just before the summer solstice and I pull up my truck just in time to see the sunrise … well, I still kind of hate it but at least I see the benefits. And I know as soon as that coffee kicks in, I’ll be ready to attack my dressage test with gusto.
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
Tom Crisp had the unexpected unpleasant surprise of a lifetime while competing at Luhmuhlen. On Saturday night, he received a call that his upper barn was on fire, and actually ended up receiving a FaceTime of the incident as the building burned to the ground. Very luckily, no horses were present inside due to being turned out during Tim’s absence but our thoughts are with the Crisp family as they work through the damages. [Eventer’s Yard Devastated by Barn Fire]
Zara Tindall might be out and about again in the near future. Zara and husband Mike Tindall welcomed a second daughter recently. After the loss of a pregnancy in 2016, this comes as very welcome news to the Tindall family. EN sends congratulations to the star eventer and her family! [Mike and Zara Tindall Have a Baby]
Best of the Blogs: A Whole New World. Jessica Pye took a break from the life of a full-time horse pro to get her masters and work her way up to the director of a mental care facility in a whirlwind year. After feeling the itch, she’s back at the game, this time with a whole new perspective on what the industry should aspire to. [A Whole New World]
Attwood Footing of the Week – Eurotex
There is a common misconception in the equestrian community that sand is sand is sand. That there is no difference from one batch to another so all you have to do is combine it with an additive and you have “footing”. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Attwood, we carefully select the sand most suited to your environment, whether it’s hot and dry, or cool and wet, or anything in between. We then create a custom mixture of the sand, felt, fiber, water and air.
Yes, water and air. And no it is not magical unicorn fairy water and air.
The amount of water and air that we mix into the footing along with the precise amount of fiber and felt creates the balance and grip of the footing giving you a truly safe surface every ride.
This custom blend perfected for your riding conditions ensures a completely balanced product every time with a cushioning component that prevents over compaction of the surface.
EuroTex is easy to install and very popular across all the disciplines.
You can find Attwood products in many of the top equestrian venues in the United States, the United Arab Empire and Europe.
- Stable View
- Morven Park
- Great Meadow
- Embassy International Riding School
- Windurra USA
- Carolina Horse Park