Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

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It’s just so cool to me that we’ve graduated from constantly refreshing live scores to being able to tune right in to the action at an event via an audio feed like PRO Tour Radio or the live video we had this weekend at Red Hills thanks to What’s Up Media. Red Hills is one of my favorite events in terms of imagery because the Spanish moss that hangs from the trees gives everything a very elegant, sort of ethereal look. I was tethered to my computer all weekend and needless to say, I’ve got a bit of a Red Hills hangover today, but it’s always the event that really kicks off the year, so it’s special in that way and deserving of our undivided attention. Go Eventing, Go Red Hills.

Weekend Results:

Red Hills: [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

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

Southern Pines H.T.  [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Owners play such an integral role in equestrian sports, and maintaining good relationships with owners has become part of a rider’s job description. Horse and Hound has several useful tips for making sure everyone involved in an event horse’s career feels happy and fulfilled (Hint: communication is key!). [9 Tips for a Great Relationship Between Event Horse Owner and Rider]

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and as riders, one way we learn is by watching others. Undoubtedly, you wind up adopting styles and techniques that you either pick up from an instructor or from analyzing the riders around you. Who do the top riders try to emulate? The Chronicle of the Horse decided to find out, and I don’t think you’ll be surprised by the answers. [Who is Your Cross Country Idol?]

The furious winter weather is impacting multiple equine disciplines. Several Kentucky Derby hopefuls opted to stay in Florida instead of attending some big races in New York. Aqueduct Racetrack has had a particularly tough time with 15 race cancellations and several high profile equine fatalities. [Winter Racing is Staying at Aqueduct, but Not All the Horses Are]

It’s time to schedule the vet for spring vaccinations. There are the core injections like rabies, tetanus, EEE/WEE and West Nile, but depending on the area of the country where you live and the primary use of your equines, you may need to consider certain “risk based” immunizations like Potomac horse fever and strangles. [Choose the Right Vaccinations for Your Horse]

An owner’s love letter to her horse – I love everything about this. Growing together, learning together, creating memories and forging a bond that will never break. Happy 20th Anniversary Amanda and Aggie! [Love Letter to My Horse]

Monday Video: