Friday News & Notes From World Equestrian Brands

Having fun with a blonde. Photo by Kate Samuels.

I don’t know how or why this started, but I seem to only ride plain bays. My own two horses are plain bays, with about one spot of white between the two, and the barn where I work has seven horses, six of which are plain bays. The one exception is this handsome fella, who is just a little blonde dreamboat, and it’s so strange to have a different colored mane in front of me! But for real, you know how much I save on purple shampoo y’all?

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Are you a mare person, or a gelding person? I’ll admit, I’ve had a few great mares in my life, but overwhelmingly I seem to have geldings. They are always extremely dramatic and needy geldings, so maybe they fall somewhere in the spectrum, but some people are staunchly mare people. I pray for them every night. [Living in a Mare’s World]

England is really getting into the virtual showing, with the Royal Windsor as the latest competition to continue online. With over 4,200 entries for this week’s event, it boasts a full schedule that includes Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) classes, paints, seniors, Arabs, hunters, Iberians, heavy horses, Haflingers, polo ponies, appaloosas and mountain and moorlands. [Royal Windsor Horse Show Online]

Ever wonder what it’s like to be McLain Ward’s right hand man? COTH caught up with Lee McKeever to find out what a day in his life looks like while working with showjumping superstars. Fun fact: the entire barn staff has family breakfast and lunch every day! [A Day In The Life: Lee McKeever]

Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center will reopen with limited operations on May 27, 2020. Competitions will resume with the Tryon Spring 6 competition June 3-7. TIEC has implemented stringent guidelines to alleviate the potential impact of COVID-19. All onsite guests are required to wear cloth masks and practice social distancing, and competitions are closed to the public but will be live streamed. [TIEC]

What We’re Listening To: USEA Podcast #257: Top Tips from Top Grooms

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