Friday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research

When Rocky becomes a meme. Photo via Libby Head.

When Rocky becomes a meme. Photo via Libby Head.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Southern Pines H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Red Hills International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop March II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

News from Around the Globe:

Congrats to Indra Rapinchuk-Souccar for winning our Show Us Your Colors Contest presented by World Equestrian Brands! Indra wins an Equtech Custom Cross Country Shirt, which offers a seemingly endless array of colors and patterns for even the most color-conscious eventer. Click here to read about all the finalists in the contest. Click here to order your own shirt.

Attwood Equestrian Surfaces will be returning as the CIC** sponsor at next month’s Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC and Horse Trial. This is the fourth time they have sponsored a division at the event. “We really love being a part of this competition,” said Nick Attwood, President of AES. The event will be held March 22-26 at to the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, NC. [Attwood Equestrian Surfaces]

The Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials announced yesterday that they’re welcoming a new design and building team for the 2017 spring event. Chris Barnard is the new show jumping designer (look for him this weekend designing Red Hills SJ), John Michael Durr will be the cross country designer, and Dylan Barry will be doing the building. The May event features brand new cross country tracks for the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training long format three-day events, as well as the horse trials for all three levels. [HOTC Debuts New Team]

England gears up for their first international event with Burgham in two weeks, with a top class field. Held on the same weekend as Carolina International at the end of March, Burgham has both a CIC3* and a CIC2*. Top riders such as Oliver Townend, Pippa Funnell, Gemma Tattersall, and Nicola Wilson will all be in attendance, using the event as prep for Badminton this spring. [Britain’s Finest at Burgham]

Gemma Tattersall is aiming towards Badminton with Arctic Soul. Last year the pair jumped clean on the final day to catch third place behind Michael Jung and Andreas Ostholt, in the hardest four star in the world. Unfortunately “Spike” was sidelined from the Rio Olympics with a minor injury, but he’s back and better than ever. Gemma has high hopes for her performance this year, as he’s now done several four stars, and knows how to be competitive. [Gemma and Spike for Badminton]

Say goodbye to tedious hoof wrapping, and hello to the Woof Wear Medical Boot. If you’ve got a horse that is plagued by foot issues, and you’re blasting through diapers and vet wrap constantly, you should check out this cool new boot. Designed to help keep medication and poultice in place, while protecting a sore, bruised, or injured hoof, this is your new favorite product. Not for turnout purposes, but great for soaking a horse or keeping them in the stall overnight with some treatment, the Woof Wear Medical Boot is a great new design that’s totally worth checking out. [SmartPak Product of the Day]

KER Service of the Week – MicroSteed
Is your horse traveling, adjusting to a new home, exercising more, or simply enjoying retirement? These are a few of many reasons that your horse’s diet may need to be re-examined to ensure your horse’s diet is meeting its current nutrient requirements.
Developed by Kentucky Equine Research (KER), MicroSteed™ Ration Wizard makes choosing the appropriate feed type and amount for your horse a simple process. The program uses a detailed description of the horse to determine its nutrient requirements, and then recommends appropriate feeds from KER’s global network of partners. You can also contact a KER nutrition advisor directly for a custom analysis and report.
MicroSteed is available as a web-based Ration Wizard for horse owners and as detailed software for feed manufacturers, veterinarians, and select independent consultants. To try MicroSteed Ration Wizard or request more information on software for advanced ration evaluation and diet manipulation, visit our website.