Thursday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research



I was scrolling through my Facebook feed today, (let’s be honest, I was hacking a horse while doing this) and all I saw was jump videos of horses gearing up for Rolex next week. I love getting sneak peeks into the final preparations for the biggest weekend of the year in North America, and totally take some of the grids and combinations into my own ring too! While I don’t think I’ll be able to attend Rolex this year, I’m pretty sure between the live stream and the EN coverage that I’ll be pretty darn plugged in. Trot sets while watching the live stream? Yep, totally happening.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Fair Hill International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Longleaf Pine H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

CHC International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. [Website]

River Glen Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Holly Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

We are sad to report that Tim Price’s Wesko has sustained an injury that will keep him out of action for the rest of the year. Tim says that the horse has a “significant soft tissue injury”, and is hopeful that after a long period of rest and rehabilitation that he will be able to come back to the top levels of the sport. However, for a horse that has been so competitive at the 4* level and thus far gone his whole career injury free, this is a devastating blow to Tim and his whole team. His hopes for Rio now lie with Bango, a 10 year old gelding who is entered at Rolex next week. [Wesko Out For The Year]

Flash floods struck Harris County, Texas this week, with hundreds of horses needing to be rescued. I can’t even tell you how many videos I saw this week of heroic people donning life vests and swimming into raging rivers to help exhausted horses get to land. Most of the horses were able to be rescued, despite the horrible conditions. [Flash Floods Near Houston]

Is that horse you’re considering buying really suitable? An ambitious new website in England hopes to change the way buyers find the proper equine match. “Right Horse Right Home” provides an improved search functionality, an application process and a detailed horse wanted ad facility. In an effort to make finding the right horse easier, buyers, for the first time, can search easily for horses with specific criteria that might otherwise be omitted – innocently or intentionally – by sellers. This includes “good to hack alone”,  “good to hack in company”, or “good with noisy/large vehicles”, and other practical criteria. [Finding the Right Horse]

KER Product of the Week – Bio•Bloom™ PS

Show season is here! Get your horses ready to shine on the centerline with Bio•Bloom™ PS. Developed by Kentucky Equine Research (KER), Bio•Bloom PS is a dual-action horse supplement designed to promote and maintain healthy skin, coat, and hoof condition from the inside out.

Bio•Bloom PS contains biotin, methionine, iodine, and chelated zinc at levels shown to improve hoof growth, including development of strong hoof wall.  Bio•Bloom PS  produces a soft, shiny coat and healthy growth of mane and tail, and includes essential amino acids and fatty acids for optimal coat condition.

Bio•Bloom PS is the best for improving hoof and coat quality,” says Jimmie Schramm. “It puts a great shine on all of our horses and really helps them to grow new, healthy hoof which is so important for the babies as well as the upper level horses. Every horse in our barn in on Bio•Bloom!” This month only, you can save 15% on Bio•Bloom PS and EO•3™ marine-derived omega-3s when you buy direct with code SHINE416 on KER’s online shop. (Offer expires April 30, 2016. Only valid in the United States.)