Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Area IX riders will be sporting some super cute Frilly Fillies bonnets at the NAJYRCs this weekend! Photo from Area IX Young Riders on Facebook Area IX riders will be sporting some super cute Frilly Fillies bonnets at the NAJYRCs this weekend! Photo from Area IX Young Riders on Facebook

I seriously don’t know how I’m going to make it through this week. I know I say that every Monday, but this time I’m really serious. There’s so much exciting stuff ahead in the next two weeks that I may just have to get a serious case of horse-show flu and do a little road-tripping. Coming up this weekend we have the NAJYRC’s in Kentucky. The eventing horses are due on grounds by 4pm today and in barn inspections kick off tomorrow bright and early. If the NAJYRC’s weren’t enough to get excited about, folks are already getting on the road for The Event at Rebecca Farm! Seriously, how awesome is July?

Weekend Results:

Cosequin Stuart H.T. [Scores]

Roebke’s Run HT [Scores]

37th Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Scores]

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Scores]

Huntington Farm H.T. [Scores]

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Scores]

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm I [Scores]

Powder Basin H.T. [Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Scores]

Riga Meadow H.T. [Website]

Monday News and Notes:

Judy Thayer, 58, Fair Hill International’s treasurer and horse trials chairman, died Friday morning following a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Edward Thayer. Services will be private; the family has requested that anyone wishing to make donations in Judy’s memory do so to benefit Fair Hill International, 378 Fair Hill Drive, Elkton, MD 21921. Click here to view Judy’s full obituary. [Earlier details regarding Judy’s passing]

With an exceptionally dry winter in the West, hay keeps getting more and more expensive. Locating and purchasing enough quality hay can be a challenge, especially if you are keeping your horses at home or have limited storage space. Greg Booher offers some tips for horse owners when considering a hay purchase. [More from]

SPURS Theraputic Riding Center in South Dakota is hosting an Equestrian Special Olympics today. This marks the first Equestrian Special Olympics at the facility since 2005. SPURS expects around 40 participants. [More from]

Soon there may be a new option when it comes to ‘Going South’ for the winter. Wellington has been a hotspot for the hunter/jumper crowd and eventers often make the trek to Aiken or Ocala. Due to frustration with the Wellington Village Council and local politics Equestrian mogul Mark Bellissimo has turned his attention to Tryon, North Carolina. He and several partners intend to build a massive resort on 1400 acres. [More from]

The Saddlebrook Equestrian Center in Tomball, Texas was damaged due to high winds and severe weather. Summer campers were on site when the storm hit, but no humans or horses were hurt. [More from]

The move to ban carriage horses is not just limited to New York City. The controversy is also picking up steam in Missouri, where the St. Louis Health Department Director has indicated that she would attempt to ban horse-drawn carriages as well. [More from]

Monday Video: Highlights from cross country day at last year’s NAJYRC’s.


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