Clipping season has arrived! The sign that the season is here? The week before Fair Hill when horses who are competing juuuust start to get that uncomfortable amount of floof because the temps dipped down overnight and they don’t look that classy at a competition. The next marker is the VA Horse Trials coming up next week, when some horses are straight up looking like wooly mammoths and it’s 35 at night but also 80 during the day so nobody wins.
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You’ll definitely want to check out the Eventing Radio Show Podcast this week, as it features Joe and Max reporting live from Pau CCI4*, as well as chats with Foxwood High’s groom Anne Marie Duarte and Fair Hill CCI2* winner Tamie Smith. [ERS Episode 478]
Is it too early to call it a “Flashback Friday” to last weekend at Fair Hill? Nah. We love amazing pictures of Fair Hill any day of the week, even if it was last week. Check out COTH’s collection of favorite photos of the iconic competition. [Favorite Photos from FHI]
Caber Farm Horse Trials in Onalaska, Washington (Area VII) hosts one USEA recognized event every year on the final weekend in August and offers Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. They just celebrated their 20th anniversary this year with 290 entries all through the levels. Owner John Camlin moved to Washington in 1992 after years of working and riding in Middleburg, VA, and thought it was very similar turf to where he had just been, so it might be an excellent venue for a three day event. [USEA Events A-Z]
KER ClockIt™ Session of the Week
KER ClockIt Sport, a free smartphone app from Kentucky Equine Research (KER), makes it easy to see an individual horse’s intensity and duration of exercise through speed, heart rate, and GPS. Horse owners and trainers can use this information to condition and feed each horse appropriately for the work they’re actually performing.
This week’s ClockIt featured session is from an eventer gearing up her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse for a CCI2*. Check out the session graph below, keeping in mind speed is the orange line, altitude is the blue line, and heart rate is the purple line.
The rider hacked to the base of a steep hill. She flatted at a trot and canter for 20 minutes, then cantered up the hill four times with a short break following each climb.
Already using KER ClockIt Sport? By logging into your account on the KER ClockIt website, you will be able to see detailed reports of each session, like the one above. Once you are signed in, you can view your detailed reports under the “Sessions” tab.
New to ClockIt? Check out our Getting Started page.