Monday News and Notes from Smartpak

Photo by Mitch Loeber via Flickr/Creative Commons.

Photo by Mitch Loeber via Flickr/Creative Commons.

Happy Independence Day, EN! Enjoy all the Fourth of July festivities (after you ride and finish barn chores, of course). Get dressed up, eat yummy grilled meets and unhealthy snacks, toast to the Founding Fathers and set off fireworks to your heart’s content. But don’t be dumb. Be safe and considerate of others and remember your horses and other pets won’t love fireworks just because you do.

U.S. Weekend Action

Horse Park of New Jersey I H.T. [Website] [Results]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Results]

South Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Skyline Mini Event [Website] [Results]

Topline Show Park Back to Back Horse Trials II [Website] [Results]

Pine Hill Schooling H.T. [Website] [Results]

GMHA Starter Trials 2016 [Website] [Results]

Wits End Horse Trials [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Stuart Black has been found not guilty of charges of domestic assault and charges have been withdrawn. The Canadian eventer, who represented his country at the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1998 WEG in Rome, withdrew from the Canadian Pan Americans Games team in advance of the Toronto-hosted Games last summer. [EN Stuart Black Update]

The Fourth of July is the most nerve wracking day of the year for Horse Nation write Amanda Uechi Ronan. Here is how she deals. [Holiday Horse Safety]

Enter to Win an Ecogold Saddle Pad! Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is offering one lucky winner their choice of an ECOGOLD saddle pad. Whether you’re in the market for a Flip™ half pad, a CoolFit™ hunter pad, a Frictionless™ dressage saddle pad, or a Secure™XC pad, the winner will get to choose any model, color, and size of ECOGOLD pad, up to a value of $250! To enter in the drawing, subscribe to KER’s award-winning newsletter The Weekly Feed. The winner will be contacted via the e-mail provided and announced on KER’s Facebook page on August 31, 2016. For more information and terms and conditions, please visit the website.

Sam Watson and Horseware Bushman won the Haygain CIC3* at the Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguilkey International 2016 this weekend. Leading from the start, Sam and his home-bred added a handful of time penalties on cross country. [The Irish Field]

Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The event features 500 ex-racehorses less than a year into their new career performing in ten different disciplines by professional and amateur trainers from around the world. Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale. [Retired Racehorse Project]

Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises: When trying to decide where to advertise your business, first think of the magazines and websites that you like the most and go from there. National companies should be looking for large multi-purpose websites and magazines. More local companies should be looking for smaller, more defined websites and magazines, particularly local-specific outlets.

We aren’t the only ones with problems.

How to protect horses during the 4th of July celebrations.We love our pets and we wanted to share these tips with you to help protect our horses during the 4th of July celebrations.

Posted by PBSO – Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, July 1, 2016