Phew, it’s been a while since we’ve been able to write “Weekend Results” here on a Monday morning! It feels pretty good to be back in the swing of things in that respect, though it’ll still be a little while longer before I personally go eventing in 2020. But hey, living vicariously through others and keeping everyone in the loop part of what EN is here for and we are happy to be of service!
National Holiday: National Sticker Day
U.S. Weekend Results:
Monday News & Notes:
There were certainly plenty of news and notes from the US Equestrian Annual Meeting, which took place this weekend. From new rule change formats, to the USEF offering insurance and health benefits, and dispelling myths about SafeSport here are some key takeaways courtesy of The Chronicle of the Horse. [2020 USEF Annual Meeting In A Nutshell: Need-To-Know Takeaways]
The path to becoming a top-level competition groom is a familiar one, with the best roles hard-won through working student positions. But are these roles an invaluable education — or just exploitation? This piece, authored by our own Tilly Berendt was originally published in June 2019 in print in Noelle Floyd, explores the blurred line between working student and professional groom along with the benefits and pay, or lack-thereof, that go along with the jobs. [Education Or Exploitation? The Alarming Financial Realities Of Grooms And Working Students]
Do you have a panic attack when you land on the wrong lead after a jump? Would you like to keep that from happening? Irish event rider Austin O’Connor explains a simple exercise to help teach horses to land on the correct canter lead after a jump. [#SundaySchool: how to teach your horse to land on the correct leg]