Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Thank you, Amy Dragoo, for this masterclass in the correct and entirely professional application of Photoshop. Slow clap.

Amy’s is one of my favorite faces to spot at an event, and her Instagram account (@dragoophotography) is very much on brand with her colorful personality. Go check it out!

National Holiday: National Garlic Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Fair Hill CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

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

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

News From Around the Globe:

Jersey Fresh International is adding a Preliminary Derby to its 2019 festivities on Sunday, May 12. The Derby will begin at approximately noon; there is a $125 entry fee and $2,500 in prize money will be awarded to 1st through 8th place. [Enter at]

The Fair Hill International April CCI & H.T. gets underway today in Elkton, Maryland. The USEA rounded up some stats about the competition’s entries, which includes 21 pairs entered in the CCI4*-S and another 16 pairs in the Advanced.  [Fast Facts: 2019 Fair Hill CCI-S]

Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift will return to the main arena at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, taking part in a dressage demonstration on May 3.  Jonty and “Art” made their first public appearance since the accident at Belton on March 30, a year on from their 2018 victory at the horse trials. [‘He will love being back’: Jonty Evans and Art to return to Badminton]

Research suggests that adding magnesium and boron to the diet of headshaking horses can decrease the behavior. Findings by the University of California, Davis, were recently published in The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. [Oral magnesium and boron found to reduce headshaking in horses]

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