Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

A little flashback to my favorite Syd Kent in 2013. Photo by Mike McNally.

I’ve discovered the most amazing thing this week: my dog finds both bell boots AND lost shoes in the field and brings them to me. I mean, how could this be more perfect for a horse farm? I didn’t train him, he just decided one day and it’s pure magic. Check out the winners of 9th Annual Top Dog “Barn Helper Edition” Contest, presented by World Equestrian Brands, here.

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Interested in being part of the conversation about how the eventing community reopens for competition? The USEF is hosting a webinar on Monday about just this topic, and this is a good opportunity for trainers, exhibitors and competition managers to understand how to work together to create the safest possible environment for everyone, as we look ahead to restarting 2020 competitions as early as June 1 with a phased regional approach in line with local and state government restrictions. [Register Now, Space Limited]

Millbrook Horse Trials is customarily the beginning of our fall calendar for the upper levels, but this year will it just be the beginning of the 2020 calendar? As of right now, Millbrook is still planning to host their event July 30th-August 2nd, and keeping an eye on national COVID updates. Hopefully by the end of the summer we can all see each other again! [Millbrook Horse Trials]

People might not be having birthday parties right now, but that doesn’t mean horses can’t! Any self respecting horse owner has baked a proper carrot cake and popped a party hat on their horse once or twice, and we’ve got 16 photos of horses celebrating birthdays. [Sweet 16 Birthdays]

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Featured Video: Reminiscing on fun times at Millbrook!

Millbrook Horse Trials 2020 from Marion Latta de Vogel on Vimeo.