A wonderful weekend to you, EN! I’m currently in non-stop party mode, and I hope that you’ll join me. Yesterday was my 34th birthday, which I spent doing my three favorite things: sleeping, eating and acting foolish at the barn with my BFF. It was a pretty awesome day, but today might be even greater. Today we will find out if California Chrome can reign supreme in the Belmont and be the first Triple Crown winner in over 30 years. My local tack shop is hosting a party and I’m JUST A BIT EXCITED.
If the possibility of a Triple Crown champion wasn’t exciting enough, there’s Bromont. All eventer eyes are on Quebec as many of our sports greatest take on the the challenge. Will we see another streaker? Possibly! I’m thrilled to see the crew from the West Coast (aka the Best Coast) doing so well. I’m also seriously jealous that they have access to one of the most glorious hangover foods of all time, poutine.
Events This Weekend:
Derbyshire Farms H.T. [Website]
Olympic Bronze Medalist and Bromont competitor Darren Chiacchia has had a warrant issued for his arrest in the state of Florida. The arrest warrant is for failure to appear for a pre-trial conference. As previously reported by EN, Chiacchia was charged with a felony for allegedly not disclosing his HIV status to an intimate partner. He is competing in the Bromont CCI3* with Amendment 15 in Quebec this weekend. [More from ratemyhorsepro.com]
If you weren’t able to make the trip up to Bromont, you’ll be happy to note that our friends over at PRO Tour Radio have your back! Streaming coverage begins today at 9am with CCI1*, CCI3* CIC3* and CCI2* [PRO Tour Radio Coverage]
California Chrome’s got FLAIR, what about you? Snap a selfie this weekend for FLAIR! FLAIR has requested that you snap a selfie of you and/or your horse and post it to their Facebook wall this weekend. Use the hashtag #CelebrateYourHorseWithFLAIR and show them some love. [FLAIR Facebook Page]
Do you want to write for EN? Enter the Fourth EN Annual Blogger Contest for a chance to join the team that brings you your daily eventing fix. Round 1 entries are due Monday, June 9, at 8 p.m. EST. [How to enter]
Saturday Video: Want to make your Bromont-at-Home experience a little more authentic? Make yourself some poutine!