Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

MORE foal photos you say? You’re welcome. Photo by Steve Joyce.

I’m just keeping this foal photo theme going, because also this story is great. This little guy is named Andy, and he was born on Badminton Sunday this year, bred by Cabin White Farm in Greensboro, NC. Andy’s official name is Cabin Minister (by Cabin Master out of Milliondollar Moon) carries the Debuty Minister bloodlines, and is named Andy because Andrew Nicholson came 5th on that same day at Badminton riding Swallow Springs, who also carries Deputy Minister in his bloodlines!

National Holiday: National Endangered Species Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

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

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

News From Around the Globe:

Valegro was busy last week at the Royal Windsor Horse Show last week. Not only did he meet the Queen, but he shared some snacks with social media sensation, Teddy the Shetland. If you don’t already follow Teddy on Instagram, please get on that immediately. Teddy is a three-year-old miniature Shetland gelding, and Valegro’s groom Alan Davies spent 45 minutes letting the two of them get to know one another. Painful cuteness ensued. [When Valegro Met Teddy]

Good manners in the cross-ties can make your experiences with your horse 100 times better, and bad manners can really ruin your day. How do you teach a young horse to stand quietly, and even harder, how do you correct bad habits once they’ve already learned them? In this article, we learn techniques and timing for rewarding moments of relaxation and creating a positive and calm environment. [How Do I Teach My Horse To Cross Tie Quietly?]

What do you do with a hot, unmanageable, accident-prone, quirky small brown OTTB mare that everyone else thought should be euthanized? If you’re Courtney Sendak, you didn’t really want her in the first place, but you have a good friend who secretly stowed her in a stall in your barn, and said “you’ll thank me later.” While she cursed her friend’s name for several years, and has endured an almost comical amount of strange and unnecessary injuries incurred in the field, Kiss Prints is finally competing at the Intermediate level with great style and success. [Back from the Brink: DGE Kiss Prints & Courtney Sendak]

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