Every spring and early summer, I know I can look forward to lots of baby spam for those of my friends mad enough to take on that adventure. And no, I’m not talking about the particularly insane decision to have human babies, but the somewhat equally bonkers choice to take on breeding a horse. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely share the dream of all equestrians of having a tiny foal to bring along from day one, but I also fully understand how risky and scary and expensive and stressful it can be. Maybe one day when I’m a wealthy housewife I can have a field of mares and foals.
EN will have boots on the ground for Bramham International Horse Trials in the UK too, where Tilly will be bringing us all the ins and outs of the show. You can follow along with the live stream on H&C+ (subscription required).
U.S. Weekend Preview
News From Around the Globe:
We’re buzzing for Bromont this week — and to help you get up to speed with the competition to come, US Eventing has compiled some fast facts about the jewel in Canada’s crown. Check them out!
Gemma Steven’s (neé Tattersall) has spent the last few years splitting her time between eventing and showjumping. Now, she’s been given the chance to take part in one of the latter discipline’s most prestigious classes: the Hickstead Derby. Find out more about how it came together, plus meet her catch-ride, in this piece.
When young dressage rider Juliette Cain lost her father, she gained something crucial: clarity. This beautifully penned piece is a thoughtful, poignant reminder of how the people closest to us help define our worldview within our sport, too.