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Madison Haney, age 15, and her mount Revelation shows off their Fourth of July spirit on their way to winning Prelim-Training division at Larkin Hill H.T. Photo by Doug Haney.

The past weekend’s Larkin Hill H.T. was the first official USEA Area I event of the season, and by all accounts everyone was excited to not only be celebrating the Fourth of July, but also to be back out competing. And let’s all keep doing our part to keep it that way! We hear that Larkin Hill did an amazing job of mandating all COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and everyone willingly abided by the rules and respected one other’s personal space. Not that we would expect anything different from the eventing community!

U.S. Weekend Event Preview:

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]
Maryland HT II at Loch Moy Farm: [Website][Entry Status]
Poplar Place HT: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times]
Genesee Valley Hunt HT: [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]
War Horse Event Series HT: [Website][Entry Status]

National Holiday: National Sugar Cookie Day

Thursday Reading List: 

Doug Payne is a Rider of Many Talents, Including the Hunters, at Tryon Summer 5

Meet Casper Cole, the USEA’s Volunteer of the Month

USEA Events A-Z: The Event at Isaacks Ranch

World Bitless Association and FEI to meet for the first time

Catch the cross country LIVE from Barbury Horse Trials 2020!

Application Deadline for $5,000 Diversity Scholarship Extended by One Week to July 17

Hot on Horse Nation: Thursday Video: Swimming With Dolphins

Just in on Jumper Nation: Green is the New Blue Unveils New Website to Help Horse Shows Become More Eco-Friendly

Podcast: In the latest episode of Major League Eventing, Karen and Rob chat with USEF Eventing 25 training list member Megan Sykes.  Megan shares her story of coming up and her transition from working student to running her own business. Listen in to hear how she won her first pony in a 4-H essay contest. [Listen]

Social: If you are heading to Champagne Run…

Please please please remember your masks at the Kentucky Horse Park. The whole weekend. Have one on your person. If you…

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Video: “Doug Payne is a 5* event rider AND a Grand Prix show jumper. BUT WAIT, there’s more. He is additionally a fantastic hunter rider. Watch him pilot Quiberon around the Green Hunter 3’6″ course at Tryon Summer 5 to a second place. I’m in awe of the smoothness!” — Lynn Mueller via Jumper Nation