Friday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research

Fence 10 on the CCI* course at Foshay International. Photo by Waylon Roberts.

Woah, check out this tiny Kentucky look-alike log at Foshay International! I was just perusing some photos of the courses up there for the inaugural event, and they look simply smashing! There is almost nothing better than rolling up at an event and being totally blown away at the effort and craftsmanship put in to the cross country course, it makes you feel like a celebrity. Even if you’re not competing at the four-star level, you can still feel like it, and Foshay has it fo sho.

National Holiday: National Trail Mix Day

Major Events This Week:

American Eventing Championships [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Burghley CCI4* [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Foshay [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Park Equine KY Classique H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Don’t forget to complete your USEF Safe Sport online training before next year. Effective January 1, 2019, all US Equestrian (USEF) adult members with a Competing Membership must complete USEF’s Safe Sport Training in order to be eligible to participate in USEF activities.  Members can immediately access the free Safe Sport Training directly through their member dashboard. Members are encouraged to complete the training as soon as possible. [USEF Safe Sport Training]

My horse gets tense in a dressage test, what do I do? Ah, the age old question for eventers everywhere. This week on H&H advice from four-star rider Coral Keen gives one rider tips for helping their horse improve on relaxation during the first phase. This is some advice we can probably all use at some point! [How To Help a Tense Horse]

Hot on Horse Nation: On Suitability: Realizing It’s OK To Say Goodbye

It’s time to vote for the Smarty Awards! The what awards? I’m talking about SmartPak’s best of the best for twelve categories. You and I both know that we’re always on SmartPak all the dang time, and you probably have some input. We are all secret product reviewers. [2019 Smarty Awards]

KER WEG Feeds Update:

Kentucky Equine Research is the Official Equine Nutritionist of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). They coordinate the ordering, shipping, testing, storage, delivery, and overall logistics of getting familiar feeds from around to world to the horses competing in Tryon. Ever wonder how top riders ensure their equine partners can stay on their proven diet throughout travel and competition? The last thing anyone wants is to make a drastic change right before the biggest show of their career!

For most competitors, the feed process started before final team selections were made. Kentucky Equine Research contacted national federations in June to start the ordering process. For the teams shipping feeds from Europe, it was a bit of guessing game to predict which horses are most likely to come. Teams placed orders through a website and had the option to either select an all-inclusive package at a set rate per horse, or to purchase from a menu of pre-selected feeds available a la carte on the venue.

The goal is to have the correct feeds on the venue, fresh, secure, and ready to quickly deliver to the stables when the horses arrive. Fortunately, Kentucky Equine Research has done this a few times. To stay up-to-date with the latest on with the WEG feeds and forages crew, visit