Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Dressage at Great Meadow. Photo by Mary Pat Stone.

Ah June, the time at which my tan lines really start to become the star of the show. Each year I claim that I will finally make my legs tan, but, every year I fail. Maybe 2020 will be the time? Although considering how the rest of the year is going, perhaps not.

National Day Calendar: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day🍪

U.S. Weekend Preview: 

Waredaca H.T. (MD): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

War Horse Event Series June H.T. (NC): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop Farm June H.T. (SC): [Website] [Entry Status] [YEH Ride Times]

Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (WI): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Entry update: Surefire Horse Trials (June 19-21 in Purcellville, VA) is on! Make sure all paperwork and payments are made by the end of today! Check the website for continued updates. [Surefire Eventing]

Video worth watching today: the Cowboys of Color Rodeo, and the founder Cleo Hearn. Cleo has spent the majority of his life as professional cowboy — he began his career in 1959. As a professional Black cowboy, he’s faced racism and significant challenges that White cowboys have not. [Cowboys of Color Rodeo]

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, a letter from Max Corcoran to herself. As one of the staples of Eventing for decades, Max is synonymous with success at the upper levels. Don’t miss this inspirational blog. [A Letter To Me]

We’ve heard from both sides of the equestrian take on racist structures, but both of them were from white women. Now it’s time to hear it directly from the POC perspective, as we do here from Tyler St Bernard, a 21-year-old queer black woman who competes in the hunter world. Worth the read. [A Black Equestrian’s Perspective]

Hot on Horse Nation: #TBT: 12 Obsessions Non-Riders Don’t Understand

Just in on Jumper Nation: Thoughts on Inequality and Racism

What We’re Listening To: In the latest edition of The Coaching Show, by the Equiratings Eventing Podcast, Sam and Gear talk about bringing a purpose to coaching and training. [Listen]

Watch This: Kristina Whorton and her own Finnigan jumped clear with time around the Prelim course at River Glen H.T. in Newmarket, TN, last weekend. It was their second outing at the level together and the horse looked to gain confidence the whole way around.

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