Happy Friday! Rolex is edging closer and closer. In fact, I checked my calendar today and had to do a double take at exactly how close it is. Are you looking for a last minute getaway to the Bluegrass? If so, then be sure to check out our contest to win two four-day admission passes to Rolex. EN reader Laura Millerick generously donated her tickets and will transfer her hotel reservation into your name if you need somewhere to stay. For more info on how to enter, check out the contest details here.
There is plenty of action coming your way this weekend from around the country. Out on the West Coast, Twin Rivers is holding their spring HT, and down south Ocala Horse Properties is running a big competition as well with a record 382 horses entered across the board. If you are competing in or attending any events this weekend, we want to see your photos and videos! Send in whatever you have to [email protected].
Events This Weekend:
Do you know of a rockstar Thoroughbred? If so, we want to know all about him or her! Our series, Thoroughbred Legends, tells the stories of eventing legends in Thoroughbred form. As one of the staple breeds to our sport, we love to hear about the Thoroughbreds who have helped make the sport so meaningful. If you or someone you know has a story to share, contact me at [email protected].
World Equestrian Brands has signed on as a sponsor of the Triple Crown JRYR PRO Scholarship Program. The highest ranked junior rider on both the east and the west coast will be fully outfitted in World Equestrian Brand gear. According to a press release, each of the winners will be awarded an Amerigo Saddle, girth, stirrup leathers and irons; a Vespucci bridle, reins and breastplate; an E.A. Mattes sheepskin half pad; and Equilibrium Products Airlite cross-country boots and Stretch & Flex wraps. The award is valued at $7,500 per rider. For more information on this program, be sure to check out the website.
Tredstep Ireland + Eventing Nation + Rolex Kentucky = Pure Magic. The EN cross country tailgate is going to be bigger and better than ever this year, with the help of Tredstep Ireland. Both EN and Tredstep will have swag available, raffles for winning awesome stuff from both parties, and even the chance to win the new Da Vinci Stretch tall boots! Did I hear rumors of a dunk tank too?? Hmmm…..[Party In The Middle]
Peter Atkins and Henry Jota Hampton are headed to Badminton. I am knocking on wood, crossing my fingers, and throwing salt over my left shoulder in hopes that Peter stays healthy this time around. In the meantime, Peter has begun fundraising for Henny’s trip. There are different levels of support, and one of the higher levels even includes a lesson with Peter! I bought a bag of grain for Henny with my donation, and I expect the grain will go to good use! [Run Henny Run GoFundMe]
Are you looking for a better way to wrap hooves? Equus Magazine has some helpful hints on hoof-wrapping, something I have never been adept at. Here’s hoping I won’t have to do this in the near future, but if I do I plan to have this site bookmarked. [Hoof-Wrapping Tips]
Chris Welton will replace John Long as the CEO of the USEF. Current CEO John Long announced his retirement last year, and Welton was unanimously voted in to take his place effective June 1. Chris has extensive experience in sports management and worked closely with the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. [Welton Named USEF CEO]
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Friday Video Break:
Check out Emily King and Brookleigh’s first CIC3* dressage test last weekend at Belton.