Thursday News & Notes from SmartPak

Australian eventers getting set to head to France! Photo via the Equestrian Australia Facebook page. Australian eventers getting set to head to France! Photo via the Equestrian Australia Facebook page.

I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that WEG is this month. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas – it seriously can’t come fast enough. We’re lucky to have both the Olympics and WEG to look forward to, so we only have to wait two years between cycles instead of four like many others. Consider yourselves lucky, equestrians! Horses have already begun to ship overseas, as shown in the above photo from Equestrian Australia. It’s about to get real in here, and we’ll have all of the latest and greatest from Normandy so be sure to keep it locked here!

Events This Weekend:

GMHA August H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Otter Creek Summer H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

The Summer Event at Woodside [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Hunters Run H.T. [Website] [Times]

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

Thursday News:

Is your horse recovering from an injury or requiring more maintenance to keep him or her in work? Then we want to hear your story! We’ve partnered with one of our awesome sponsors, Hamilton BioVet, to offer a free two month trial of the UltrOZ Therapeutic Ultrasound System (which retails for $1295) to a lucky reader who submits the story of why their horse needs the benefits of the UltrOZ system. Be sure to send in your entries soon – entries will close tomorrow! [Share Your Story to Win!]

Great news for Area IV eventers! Sundance Farm in Plymouth, Wisconsin will be hosting their first USEA recognized horse trials this fall. The event will run on September 27-28 and will offer Beginner Novice through Training divisions. The cross country course has been designed by Eric Bull, and the facility promises some picturesque surroundings and useful terrain. Be sure to check out the USEA for more information! [Sundance Farm Hosting First Recognized Event]

We all love our four-legged friends, but please remember to keep your dogs leashed when around horses. This scary story out of Holmwood, Dorking in England is a cautionary tale in loose dogs and horses. A horse and rider were out for a hack when a loose dog approached them and spooked the horse badly. The rider was thrown and subsequently trampled as her horse tried to flee the dog, and she suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung. [Loose Dog Spooks Horse, Causes Rider Injury]

AECs are approaching fast! EN will be on site in Texas, and we want to see you! But first, check over the guidelines for qualifications to ensure you’ve got all the boxes checked before heading down south. The USEA has a great guide to qualifications and criteria for the AECs here.

Thursday Video:

Who doesn’t love tack hauls?

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