Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Just a horse enjoying some really great summer grass. Photo by Emily Pearson.

It’s Friday, and we’re all exhausted. No matter what your life circumstance is this week, it’s been a real slam into June, and personally one of the most exhausting things is uncertainty. Where will we be in two days? In a week? In a month? A few months? 2020 has been unkind to us all, and the best we can do is try to practice intentional and consistent kindness to everyone we come across. I hope everyone is able to spread and experience small instances of kindness this weekend.

National Holiday: National Moonshine Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Plantation Field H.T. [Website] [USEA H.T. Entry Status] [Starter H.T. Entry Status] [USEA H.T. Schedule] [Starter H.T. Schedule] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

River Glen Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Feather Creek H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Somebody in Ian Stark’s neighborhood really needed some wood. So they decided to saw a chunk of his fencing out and take it home, letting his ponies out on the highway in the process. A strange crime, but the ponies were safely recovered and Ian says he’s happy to give anyone that desperate some wood that is NOT from his fence line in the future. [Thieves Dismantle Fencing]

One Baltimore equine therapy program is bringing horses to underprivileged children in a new way. City Ranch introduces children to the healing properties of interacting with horses by bringing horses, a round pen, and all their associated equipment TO the children, making it much more accessible than it usually is. It’s the only program of its kind, and especially in Baltimore, a city plagued with issues, an important one. [Behind the Scenes of City Ranch]

Flashback Friday: Rodney Jenkins & San Felipe Were Classic In Every Sense of The Word

Hot on Horse Nation: Thousands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators took the the streets of Houston on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to protest the death of George Floyd. Among them were about 50 protestors on horseback, representatives from Nonstop Riders, the city’s urban trail riding club. [Nonstop Riders]

Just in on Jumper Nation: Thanks for the $2.49 ribbon, tho! [10 Hidden Costs of Showing: What No One Tells You Until You Get the Bill]

Best of the Blogs: Reflections From a Token Black Friend

What We’re Listening To: 

Featured Video: Good luck to everyone at Plantation this weekend! Here’s a little throwback …