Friday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research

Olympic carrots!

Our favorite people from Kentucky Equine Research are returning as the Official Equine Nutritionists for the World Equestrian Games! They’ve done this role admirably before, and will be supplying reliable feed and forage for a literal army of horses coming to Tryon later this year, and of course, carrots too. We’re so thrilled that Olympians will have direct access to the experts at KER on how to get their horses ready for the big week and keep them healthy throughout.

National Holiday: National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Longleaf Pine H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Plantation Field H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

River Glen Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Holly Hill Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

St. Johns H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Attention Kentucky 4*-bound tailgate pros! EN is excited to host its annual “Insanity in the Middle” Tailgate Party on cross country day, but we need a little help with the set-up. If you have a truck and access to tailgate furnishings (two or three pop-up tents, tables, coolers, etc.), we have a platinum tailgate parking pass and some cross country day passes for you! Please email us at [email protected].

Kentucky Equine Research has been named the Official Equine Nutritionist of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG). This is a familiar role for the company, which has coordinated the logistics of importing, controlling, and distributing feed, forage, and bedding at major international equestrian competitions for more than 20 years. Horse owners know that consistency is key to feeding and managing healthy horses, especially in the midst of travel and competition. When show schedules take horses across international borders, biosecurity concerns and import procedures make staying on familiar feed a challenge. [KER Takes on Feeding the WEG]

Whether you’ve been a working student or employed them (or both!), you know how important the position is to the equestrian community. The exchange of work for knowledge is one of the oldest traditions in the world, and still alive and thriving in the eventing community. Choosing to get a working student is a big commitment for a professional, and it’s good to know how and when. Jennifer McFall walks us through how to make sure you have the best experience possible in this article from USEA. [Taking On A Working Student]


Schramm Sesh of the Week

Jimmie and Dom Schramm have teamed up with Kentucky Equine Research to provide an inside look into their conditioning program using KER ClockIt Sport. Each week we’ll share an example ride and some notes of what the Schramms look for as their horses progress.

This week we can see Weldon, a young horse, doing a jog set. This is easy work for him! ClockIt can give you insight on the comparative fitness of your horses. By doing the same routine with multiple horses and monitoring their heart rate and recovery time, you can see which horse is more fit. By comparing similar works by the same horse, you can also see how an individual’s fitness progresses through the season. 

Check back next week for another Schramm Sesh! Want to gain insight into your horse’s fitness? Try KER ClockIt Sport. The free app helps take the guesswork out of equine fitness by monitoring heart rate, speed, distance and altitude during rides. EN’s guides to the app explain all the details: 7 Reasons to Download KER ClockIt Sport and How To Get the Most Out of KER ClockIt Sport.