Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

The benefits of Attwood, as demonstrated by our fearless leader. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone is staying cool, whether it be by a beach, a pool, inside in the A/C or just hanging out in the shade. It’s hot enough to fry eggs on a sidewalk where I am, so we’re going for the A/C route. I spent last weekend out at an event on one of the hottest weekends on record for the East Coast, so I feel like I’ve done my dues for the summer. Good luck to all those braving the summer sun this weekend!

National Holiday: Independence Day!

Major Events:

Great Meadow CICO3* [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Maryland at Loch Moy I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Twin Rivers Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

42nd Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Round Top H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Powder Basin H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Your Wednesday News & Notes

Cross country schooling at Surefire Farm will be open on today, July 4th, from 8 4 p.m. If you were entered in the Surefire Horse Trials there will be no schooling fee. If you were not entered in the horse trials the schooling fee will be $75. See you then! [Surefire Eventing]

It’s not everyday that a minority makes it to the top of the sport but Shayna Simon is on her way. After working for Klaus Steffenhol and Steffen Peters for many years, Shayna Simon is just hitting her stride. As a young woman who comes from limited financial means, Shayna has made every competition count. [Shayne Simon is Still Searching]

Will Coleman has been hopping across the globe in his attempt to make the WEG eventing team. Now named as an alternate with both Tight Lines and OBOS O’Reilly, Will Coleman recounts the whirlwind spring season full of jetsetting that ended up with being named a U.S. team alternate. [The Road to WEG]

Attwood Wisdom of the Week – Green Footing

The colors of the day might be red, white, and blue, but we wanted to tell you about our “green footing”. Green as in the color green, like money, like the fields of Kentucky Horse Park … well you get it.

Years ago a client came to us, looking for a world class footing in “another color”.  For their particular project, they wanted a colored footing. Green. So it would blend into the hillside of the community. But make no mistake they wanted it to be a premium blend and not a gimmick.

Thus “Green Pinnacle” came to be, with all the properties of our high performance Pinnacle. The color was rich, fade resistant and did not wash out in the rain.  And because we use only originally sourced material, not recycled rubber or carpeting that turns footing black, the green would stay perennially green.

Additional benefits of the green colored footing, is that it toned down the glare of the ring on hot sunny days, which both horses and riders appreciated.  Green is not the only color we can produce for our footing. If you have a particular need for a custom color, please let us know.


  • Green Pinnacle and TerraNova are readily available.
  • Same exceptional properties as our Pinnacle.
  • Attractive natural green color.
  • Proven helpful in cases of difficult local planning restrictions.