Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Three friends waiting to compete at the Area VII Championships. Photo by Aaron Sonego.

I’ve decided to give my poor baby thoroughbred his nightmare summer: a summer of dressage shows. He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s gonna be pretty bummed when he goes to a show and there isn’t jumping and galloping to follow his dressage test. It’s gonna be followed by more dressage tests! That’s what you get though when you have tantrums in the little white box, sir, sorry not sorry.

National Holiday: National Selfie Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

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

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

Stable View Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Midsouth Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Abbe Ranch H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Celebrate summer with an exclusive EN contest!! Summer officially starts on Friday, and we are celebrating the change in season by teaming up with EN’s amazing sponsor World Equestrian Brands to give away the new Equilibrium Field Relief Fly Sheet. This fly sheet has a slew of features to help protect your horse from sun, dirt and pesky insects this summer.[Win This FlySheet!!]

Do whorls really have a correlations with temperament? One Japanese scientist went on a mission to find out. He found that the number and positioning of whorls was highly heritable, meaning that genetics played a huge part in whorls on the forehead of the horse. 81% of the horses had only one whorl, 18% had two whorls, .25% of the horses had three whorls, and only one horse out of the 4845 studied had four whorls. They did not find verifiable evidence of consistent temperaments with whorls though. [Whorl Study for Japanese Horses]

The summer heat is here, and it’s time to start being careful about heat stress with your horse. In order to properly protect your horse against medical distress while working out in the summer heat, it’s important to know the signs of heat stress, and be able to respond appropriately. When in doubt, be smart and don’t do extreme exercise during the worst heat of the day! [Know Heat Stress & What To Do]

 

Ready for Elisa Wallace’s new mustangs??

 

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