Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Won’t apologize for my humblebrag of my little freak, Turkey. Photo by one of Skyeler’s delightful working students.

I’m not a huge lesson person, mostly because taking time out for a lesson of my own is logistically difficult, and I’m very much a fan of working independently and using lessons as checkpoints in my training instead of constant guidelines. However, when I do have lessons, I highly enjoy them, and get to ask my coach to push me a little outside my comfort zone and help me introduce new things. Yesterday, Turkey started learning more about skinnies and angles and technical questions where he has to use his little brain instead of just flying ten miles into the air. Let’s just say it’s a work in progress but with good potential!

National Holiday: National Deep Dish Pizza Day

Major Events This Week:

The Fork at Tryon CCI-S & HT [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills CCI-S & HT [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Events This Week:

Pine Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

CDCTA Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spring Bay H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Cornelia Dorr is living the young equestrian dream, including five NAYRC medals, full time work for Sharon White, and being named to the USEF’s Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 list, all the while competing her best friend and longtime partner Sir Patico MH (Hugo). It all started when Cornelia found eventing at the age of 9, and got Hugo as her first horse at the age of 12, and it’s grown from there. [From Horse Crazy Girl to Two-Time Young Rider of the Year]

A new synthetic joint injection is being studied in horses after showing great results in humans. A new gel is being tested to alleviate pain in horses with osteoarthritis. Injected directly into the joint, the polyacrylamide hydrogel has been used in humans to alleviate osteoarthritis pain in the knee. This gel is synthetic in nature, and is supposed to last longer than our usual HA injections because it does not dissipate as quickly in the joint. [New Joint Injection Possibilities]

With an eye on the FEI World Cup for the U.S. Show Jumping team, the New York Times picked up a story about Beezie Madden, one of our most winningest riders in history. With at least four rounds over four days, Beezie and the 13-year-old stallion Breitling will contest 1.6m courses against the best riders in the world, and she hopes to bring home the gold. [Beezie Madden Tries for a Repeat Win]

Speaking of Beezie, if you want to be more like her, check out her workout routine. Three times a week, Beezie meets with her personal trainer and does an intense strength training workout, and it’s not for the weak of heart! One brave COTH blogger attended and participated in one such workout, and lived to tell the tale. [Work Out with Beezie Madden]