Thursday News & Notes from Nupafeed

I have never been so excited about jumping a 2 foot vertical in my life.

Tomorrow I am escaping the cold and wet and mud of Virginia for three-point-five blissful days of Florida weather. I can’t wait to show off my ghostly pale skin, and take pictures of pretty ponies in the sunshine. I’m headed to Wellington to watch some of WEF with both the hunter/jumper world and the dressage world, and paparazzi my sister as she competes in her first CDI. See ya later mud city! …And by that I mean I’ll see you on Monday, when the mud will still be here 🙁

National Holiday: National Fly A Kite Day

On-going Events:

Full Gallop H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Pine Top Intermediate H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Ocala Winter I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

News From Around the Globe:

Got the course designing bee in your bonnet? This is your chance! If you have ever considered becoming involved in eventing as an official, particularly as a licensed course designer, eventing judge, or technical delegate, then the B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program is for you! This training program must be attended by certified cross-country course designers every three years to maintain certification which allows designers to design for Beginner Novice through Training level at USEA recognized events. This training program is also fulfills licensing requirements for prospective “r” Eventing Judge, “r” Eventing TD, and “r” Eventing CD. [Get Licensed Now]

Riding through your college career is not for the faint hearted, not only is scheduling a nightmare, but affording it all while still eating ramen for dinner is a challenge too. Budgeting for your horse habit is possible, with these eight fantastic tips from Haley Rufner at Horse Nation. [The Academic Equestrian: 8 Ways To Ride in College On a Tight Budget]

Your horse’s nutrition can really make or break their ability to be successful, so it’s important to be well informed. Their diet can have a great impact on their competition performance and post-competition recovery. Nutrients such as protein, amino acids, fat sources, mineral interactions, and water intake all play a huge role in your horse’s success, in both daily training and intense competition. In this presentation, Russell Mueller discusses some of the latest nutritional technologies that can optimize health and muscle fueling, function, and repair and how you can apply what you’ve learned to lead to greater success and a happier horse. [VIDEO: Equine Nutrition for the Performance Horse]