Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Photo courtesy of Tryon International Equestrian Center FB.

Tryon International Equestrian Center reopens this weekend, with an unrecognized competition, and a USEF rated competition on June 3rd. In accordance with the USEF rules and recommendations by the CDC and the WHO, they announced that TIEC is officially a mask mandatory zone, as many other competition venues have also declared. You can read more about their announcement here. Let’s help everyone stay safe and keep our public places open by doing our part and wearing our masks!

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News From Around the Globe:

The Australian people are rallying to save the wild brumbies. The Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) had taken Parks Victoria to court over the latter’s plans to remove all the wild horses from the Bogong High Plains, in the Alpine National Park, Victoria, and reduce the population of the eastern Alps. This would mean a mass slaughter of wild horses that Australians are eager to prevent. [Together We Can Save Them]

Even in the eventing world, Devon memories are abounding. One horse that crossed disciplinary boundaries is certainly Sapphire. A mare like no other, Sapphire changed the world for not only McLain Ward, but all of us. Just a few short years ago, she enjoyed a massive retirement ceremony in the Dixon Oval, and we all cheered and wept. [Remembering Sapphire’s Magical Devon Evening]

Something to dream about once travel restrictions are lifted: Horse Safari! We’re claiming it as the next big thing, and not just because we all want to be like Charlotte Dujardin galloping through fields of giraffes. What better way to experience wildlife in Africa than on the quiet back of a trusted horse? I can’t think of one. [Horse Safari Dreams]

Thoroughbred, and their advocates, deserve all the love we can give them. Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (T.I.P.’s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online. Applications are due June 30, 2020. [TIP]

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Posted by USEF Network on Wednesday, May 27, 2020