Holy poop it’s been so hot lately. It was really nice for a few weeks, but now it’s like July again and I feel like I’m dying. I’m one of the special people who turns into an actual tomato when it’s hot outside, which is such a good look, let me tell you. Please pray to the Virginia weather gods that I don’t fry alive at Surefire this weekend.
National Holiday: New York Day
U.S. Weekend Preview:
Surefire Farm Fall H.T. [Website]
News From Around the Globe:
This weekend the FEH Championships are being held on both coasts. The East Coast championships are held at Loch Moy Farm, and the West Coast division at Twin Rivers Ranch. Divisions for yearling, 2-year-old, 3-year-old and 4-year old will be hosted for both competitions. [Fast Facts: FEH Championships]
With the promise of a four-star in 2019, Fair Hill International is gaining sponsors. This year, that came to fruition with the increase of prize money from $15,000 to $50,000, but that’s only the beginning. “Our commitment in building this event to be a first-class experience for every competitor, horse and spectator is our top priority,” executive director Carla Geiersbach said. “With the partnership we have with our sponsors and community, we are able to elevate the standard of competition and provide a truly unique and VIP experience for all who attend.” [Fair Hill Coming In Hot]
We all know that one person. The person at your barn who has a heavy weight on their horse when it’s 50 degrees outside. The one who basically rugs their horse up for winter in late September and leaves it on until April. This person. Drives. Me. Insane. Now veterinary clinics in the UK are taking up the cause, calling it an “unnecessary man-made welfare issue”. High five guys! [Over Rugging a Welfare Problem]
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