Sunday Links from SmartPak

Photo: IOC/Public Domain.

As eventers, we’re well-versed in the role horses have played in military history. Our sport did evolve from cavalry training after all; and when eventing first arrived on the Olympic scene only commissioned officers were allowed to complete.

While horses may not be an essential part of military operations anymore, they can play an enormous role in enriching the lives of service members physically, emotionally, and psychologically. This will be the focus of the next DEI Community Conversation hosted by US Equestrian. “Horses and the Military: A Long-Standing Partnership,” will take place on Monday, November 7, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET via Zoom. Click here to learn more.

U.S. Weekend Action

FEH & YEH Last Chance Qualifier & West Coast Championships (Paso Robles, CA): [Website] [Entries/Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, GA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Full Moon Farms H.T. (Finksburg, MD): [Website] [Entries] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

Les 5 Étoiles de Pau:[Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Timing & Scoring] [Save 15% on H&C+ Annual] [H&C+ Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage] [EN’s Ultimate Guide to Pau] [EN’s Instagram] [Visit Kentucky Performance Products]

Links to Start Your Sunday:

Tale Of Two Vet Scratches: ‘We Must Respect Modern Science’ Vs. ‘Worst Call I’ve Ever Seen’

The Love Of a Horse Today and the Heartbreak of Tomorrow

Up and Over: Three-Way Tie for Puissance Title

How do I Shorten My Reins Smoothly After a Stretch?

Is it time to reimagine welfare assessment support for horse owners?

SmartPak Sunday Feature: Get to know the gorgeous green color of the season at SmartPak: Jade!

Sunday Morning Viewing: My personal favorite part of the Washington International Horse Show: