Monday News and Notes from Smartpak

USEF Eventing Selector Chairman, Robert Costello and Chevalier. Bobby and Charlie were 8th at the 2000 Olympic Games. Charlie, now 28, is living out his retirement in Southern Pines, NC Posted by USEF Eventing High Performance on Sunday, March 6, 2016

The horses in our lives are part of our hearts forever, as is clear from the above photo. Each animal in turn takes the chance to teach us and help us grow, both as riders and as individuals, through tragedy and triumph. After a weekend full of horsey happiness, maybe I’m feeling a little sentimental, but it’s a part of my life I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Full Gallop Farm March I H.T. [Results]

Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. [Results]

Sporting Days Farm II H.T. [Results]

Twin Rivers Winter H.T. [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

In response to an unprecedented number of FEI entries at this year’s Carolina International and with the desire to accommodate all riders, an additional day of CIC 3*, 2* and 1* dressage will take place on Wednesday, March 23rd. No further FEI entries will be accepted after the event closing date of Tuesday, March 8th. However, they will continue to accept national horse trials entries after the closing date. [Carolina International]

Kentucky Equine Research and EN are teaming up to host the Great KER Fitness Challenge this spring! Download the free KER ClockIt Sport app for your phone and record your rides for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop.kerx.com, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with your choice of Bruce Davidson, Liz Halliday-Sharp, or Dom or Jimmie Schramm; and feature story about you and your horse on EN. [Contest Details]

The Colorado Horse Park, site of the 2016 NAJYRC and soon the USEA AEC, has hit the ground running this season with planned improvements and increased competition opportunities under the new leadership of Meg Krueger. Upgrades will include improvements to the footing and rings, cross-country course and facility amenities as well as layout modifications to better direct the flow of both competitor and spectator traffic. [CHP Begins Year with Major Facility Upgrades]

Do you know of a great local eventing organization? EN wants to show them some love! Email [email protected]and tell us about your local organization. We’re looking to spotlight associations that run low level and schooling horse trials in upcoming feature articles. Go Local Eventing!

Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness? OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to [email protected] for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]

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