Friday News & Notes

Jan Byyny and some frosted mirrors in Florida! Photo courtesy of Island Farm Ocala.

I know we’ve all been rocked this week by the news about Kentucky, but I’m hopeful anyway. If there is one thing I know, there is nothing like the heart of the eventing community, and our ability to band together and get stuff done. I’m sure more information and crowdsourcing will arise over the next few days, so let’s all just keep our hopes up for the possibility of Kentucky 2021!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Sporting Days Farm February H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

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The great and wonderful Mary Coldren wins a prize! Mary Coldren’s kindness, expertise, and enthusiastic participating in Eventing has been a staple for thousands of riders for decades. Now, thanks to NTRA Advantage Equine Discounts, Coldren is also the owner of a new John Deere Gator as the winner of NTRA Advantage’s “Share How You Care” Contest. NTRA Advantage Equine Discounts asked US Equestrian members to nominate someone who has had a positive impact through horses and equestrian sports. Entrants submitted a written essay or video sharing an experience that illustrates how their nominee cares for the equestrian community and how a John Deere Gator would help them in their work. We can hardly think of a more deserving winner! [Mary Coldren Wins a Gator]

Best of Blogs: Without a Deadline It’s Only a Dream

Buff up on your USEA rule changes and join this virtual webinar on February 17th. After the popularity of Rules Open Forum held virtually during the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December, the USEA Competitions, Calendar, and Rules Committee decided to host another rules webinar to share information about the extraordinary rule changes going into effect on April 1, 2021 and the rule change proposals being put forward to the USEF by March 1, 2021 for approval for the 2022 competition season. [USEA Rule Change Webinar]

I love nothing more than a good barn hack. Pro groom Liv Gude shares her absolute favorite and most accessible hacks in this blog, and I promise you’ll be inspired to incorporate some of them into your barn routine. [Expert Barn Hacks]

Just so we don’t forget: