Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

One of my favorite places in the world! #Burghleytair B is wondering if all this galloping will come in handy for his dressage test!#begoodBoly🤫🤫😴😴😴😴😴😈😈😈

Posted by Dominic Schramm on Friday, August 16, 2019

With Bromont behind us and Great Meadows and Millstreet coming up this weekend plus the European Championships in quick succession the week after, we’re really gearing up and getting excited for the Burghley, the next five-star on the calendar. Our own Tilly Berendt has already put together a big, bad course preview — don’t miss it!

National Holiday: National Aviation Day

Major Weekend Events:

Bromont CCI & H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

U.S. Weekend Results:

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Waredaca H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Full Gallop Farm August H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Ocala Summer H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Huntington Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Blue-green algae has been in the news lately for its toxicity, but how does it affect horses? The algae, which is poisonous, has recently been the culprit of a number of deaths of dogs across the country after they have swam in affected bodies of water. Blue-green algae is toxic to horses and humans as well, so use caution when leading your horse to water. This older article from The Horse gives excellent information on the algae and tips on avoiding it. [Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses]

Help show that eventing is alive and well in Area I by signing up for a combined test at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut on September 15th. A group of locals are trying to revive the Ethel Walker School USEA Recognized Horse Trials, which last successfully ran in 2011, and need to demonstrate to the school that there is enough interest from the community, starting with a combined test. Elementary through Preliminary levels will be offered, as well as extra dressage tests and jump rounds. Proceeds from the combined test will go toward rebuilding the cross country course. [Ethel Walker School Combined Test]

Eventers know a thing or two about horse care that other disciplines can learn a lot from. Dr. Laura Werner of Haygard Equine Medical Institute talks us through the types of injuries most frequently sustained by event horses, the preventative measure taken to avoid said injuries and other therapies commonly used to help keep our horses feeling their best. [Take It From The Eventers: How To Manage Your Horse Before, During, And After Intensive Competition]

Monday Video: Time lapse of a jump judge:

Time lapse of a jump judge.

Posted by Tiffany Bennett on Saturday, August 10, 2019