Sunday Links from SmartPak

This week marks one year since we lost our reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, and the horse world still feels her loss. The Queen was always a huge supporter of equestrian sport (as are the extended royal family) — so in her honor, enjoy a few links to articles about her life with horses and all the strides she made for the worldwide equine community.

Queen Elizabeth II: A Look at an Extraordinary Passion for Horses and the Equestrian Arts\

Queen Elizabeth II Quietly Supported Efforts to Pass U.S. Horse Protection Legislation Advanced in Congress Today

Looking Back at Queen Elizabeth II’s Unwavering Love of Horses: A Gallery

The Queen and I: How Monty Roberts and Queen Elizabeth II Changed Horsemanship for the Better

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II Recognizes Horseman and Animal Advocate Marty Irby

U.S. Weekend Action

Applewood Farm YEH & Mini Event (Califon, NJ) [Website] [YEH Ride Times] [Mini Event Ride Times]

CDCTA Fall H.T. (Berryville, VA) [Website] [Volunteer] [Ride Times] [Scores]

Five Points H.T. (Raeford, NC) [Website] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. (Medford, NJ) [Website] [Entries][Ride Times]

Larkin Hill Fall H.T. (North Chatham, NY) [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Links to Start Your Sunday:

Horses and Humans Research Foundation urging equestrians to call out “horse sins” in TV and movies

Heard of Girl Math? Try Horse Show Math

Kentucky Horse Park holding funeral and memorial trail ride for racehorse Funny Cide

What if this is the coolest summer of the rest of your life?

Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: Your Personal Movie Trailer

Weekly Pick from SmartPak: SmartPak has a new celestial collection! Now your horse can dress like the shooting star you know he is. #ACOTAR fans — tell me this isn’t giving Night Court vibes.

Morning Viewing:

Instilling confidence and bravery in a horse in regards to water can be tricky, especially young or new horses. Check out this section of wisdom from Boyd Martin’s new masterclasses as he demonstrates how to teach your horse to be brave in a water element.

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