Friday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Just a little Turkey doing some springy jumping!

Hey it’s time for your weekly update on my horses! So fun, I know. Mostly I’m just unreasonably excited about my young OTTB, Turkey, and I can’t help but tell everybody about everything that he’s doing. Maybe I should channel myself into a blog for EN instead of just bombarding strangers on the street with facts and photos about how gosh darn cute he is and how fun he is to ride and how much he loves being broomed on the face. Yeah, brooming. Lainey taught me to identify champions by brooming them and I’ll never stop because so far it’s proven accurate.

National Holiday: National Waffle Iron Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Groton House Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Horse Park of New Jersey I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

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

South Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Volunteer recruitment is underway for the The 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm, to be held July 18-22 in Kalispell, Montana. Organizer Sarah Broussard says, “Our amazing volunteers are what make putting on one of the largest equestrian triathlons in the United States possible. I could not be more thankful for them. The Event has a strong sense of community, and that is what creates such a spectacular atmosphere.” Rebecca Farm offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, ranging from score running and jump judging to food service and hospitality. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer. Broussard encourages all adults and teens 16 and older to volunteer. Teens 13-15 are welcome, but must have a parent or adult guardian on site. Children ages 10-12 may volunteer alongside a parent or legal guardian. [Get Involved]

The Horse Park of New Jersey (HPNJ) is a multi-use equestrian facility in Allentown, New Jersey (Area II) that hosts two USEA recognized events each summer. With thirty years under their belt, HPNJ knows how to put on a first rate competition, and not only at Jersey Fresh. The first event offers Beginner Novice through Advanced levels as well as USEA Young, Future, and New Event Horse divisions while the second event offers Beginner Novice through Intermediate in addition to CIC* and CIC2* divisions. [USEA Events A-Z: Horse Park of New Jersey]

Best of Blogs: The Horses That Heal Us

The end of life plan for your horse isn’t something we want to talk about: but we need to. Horse Nation writer Kristen Kovatch goes through the details of how we euthanize and dispose of our horses across the country, and it’s important for any owner to understand the details within. While this isn’t a fun subject, it’s something that all horse owners should be well informed on, so when the time comes, they can make an educated decision on how to proceed. [Humane Euthanasia Needs to Be a Viable Option]

With the summer heat as bad as it is, dehydration is a serious concern for horse owners around the world. You’ll want to make sure that your horse has constant access to fresh clean water at all times to help him avoid a multitude of health complications that can arise from overexertion and dehydration in hot temperatures. Additionally, knowing how to tell if your horse is dehydrated is very important to your success through the summer months. [Battling Dehydration in Horses]