Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Two of the people behind the success of Aiken’s inaugural FEI event: Nick Attwood and Barry Olliff. Photo via Attwood’s Instagram.

We have to thank all the people behind the scenes who work so hard to make events like Stable View a success. One reason everyone loves Stable View is the fabulous footing in the various rings, lovingly installed and cared for by Nick and Barry. Thank you guys!

National Holiday:  National Kale Day

(I am really not making these up. It was this or Virus Appreciation Day.)

Major Events This Week:

Morven Park CIC & HT: WebsiteEntry StatusRide Times, Live Results

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Kent School Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Heritage Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Woodside C.I.C. & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

The Event at Skyline H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

A Drum Horse/Gypsy Vanner 3-year old isn’t typically considered a hot event prospect. Claudia Channing didn’t buy Chestnut Oak’s Drummer Boy specifically for eventing though; as her very first horse she wanted something to do everything on. After dabbling in dressage, trail riding, polo, and other activities, Channing dipped her toe into eventing with the help of her trainer Taylor Lindsten. [Chestnut Oak’s Drummer Boy Flaunts His Feathers]

Getting to ride over the grounds at Burghley suddenly just became attainable for many Brits. From 2020 to 2022, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will also host the BE80 (equivalent to BN) championships. A new course will be built for the BE80 competitors over the hallowed eventing ground. [BE80 Championships at Burghley]

Up-and-coming eventers in Britain could have a chance to be mentored by the legendary Pippa Funnell. The Windrush Equestrian Foundation sponsors the riders in their mentorship in memory of Christina Knudson, the late owner of Tim Price’s Wesko, who died in 2016 of cancer. [Young Eventers’ Programme]

Attwood Wisdom of the Week: 

There are many compelling reasons why Attwood only uses premium raw materials in its footing formulas.  If you love to cook or bake, this will all make perfect sense to you. But if you are kind of hack in the kitchen, just follow along.

All of our raw materials are accompanied with a SDS (Safety Data Sheet). This important information provides the makeup of material components, safe use, and safety of handling and storage for a particular material or product. So we know exactly what we are working with.

Knowing that our ingredients are consistent means we can produce consistent footing every time. By comparison, if you were baking bread, you wouldn’t throw in any old flour from the back of the cupboard into the mix and expect a great result? Of course not.

But what of recycled products such as carpet scraps and ground up tennis shoes? The real concern with adding recycled products into your footing is that you have no idea what’s really in there. And there is the concern of chemicals leaching out into paddocks and waterways. As for rubber, not only does it have a terrible odor, it breaks down easily creating a dusty and unhealthy environment for all.

It’s difficult to know the long-term effects recycled additives will have on your horse, you and the environment… while an Attwood footing will be safe and consistent ride after ride.

Want to know more about the most advanced footing solutions on the market today please call Attwood Equestrian Surfaces at 888-461-7788.