The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship has become one of my favorite events of the year. The students take the thrill and fellowship of eventing to a whole new level as they march around in packs and constantly cheer at their teammates. VHT Organizer Andy Bowles and the USEA have put tons of energy into the development of the program and it has been an honor to play a small part myself. Go Intercollegiate Eventing!
National Holiday: Memorial Day
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Monday News and Notes:
The FEI and USEF released statements today in regards to the one-year suspensions given to Jennie Brannigan, Hannah Sue Burnett and Alyssa Phillips following their positive testing for prohibited substances at the 2017 Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event. EN’s original report has been updated here.
Overlook Farm in Berryville, Virginia will host a show jumping schooling show next Thursday, 31 May. All the proceeds will go directly towards Maya Black’s fundraising effort to buy FE Black Ice. There will be a morning and afternoon schedule to accommodate riders with “real jobs.” Only $40 a level and you may repeat the course or any part of it (at the same level) for no additional charge. Click here for more info.
The USEA has announced the host venues of the Intercollegiate Eventing Championship for the next four years! After three wildly successful years at Virginia Horse Trials, the Championship will move to Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia for 2019 and 2020 and then return to Virginia Horse Trials in 2021 and 2022. [Future Venues Announced for the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championship]
Horses just love to get into trouble, so keeping them safe in a stall can be tempting. But is leaving your horse inside the best thing for his health? For some, too much stall time can have a negative impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. [Empty Fields, Captive Horses]