Thursday News & Notes from Woof Wear

NAJYRC competitors Morgan Booth and Twizzel....winning at everything in this photo.

NAJYRC competitors Morgan Booth and Twizzel….winning at everything in this photo.

The next four days are going to be very exciting for the sport of Eventing, with the NAJYRC (go Area II!!) in Kentucky and that Pan Ams in Toronto, you are all basically going to have to come back to our site every hour to catch all the great coverage and news that we’ll be pumping through the system! While sadly we won’t be able to enjoy live streaming of either event, our faithful reporters will be giving you basically every other type of media available, and we hope to keep you satisfied. We have even recruited our un-official videographer The Horse Pesterer to cover NAJYRC for us!

#PanAms: WebsiteEntriesSchedule & Live ScoresEN’s CoverageTwitterInstagram

NAJYRC: WebsiteScheduleInstagramCCIYR2* Ride TimesCH-J* Ride TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage@samanthalclark, The Horse Pesterer

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Fitch’s Corner H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Maryland at Loch Moy II H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Hunter Oaks H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Aspen Ridge H.T.  [Website]

Coconino Summer II H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

We’re launching a new reader-driven survey series, so we need your input! Keep an eye out for new questions here in News & Notes — we’re kicking off the series with a survey of what event horses you would like to take a spin on. Click here to take the survey.

I’m so incredibly jealous of the Cheshire Hunt Campers who got to spend a day at Chesterland with Bruce Davidson. A bunch of very eager and very brave little riders got to hang out with the legend himself and get some real hands on cross country lessons, jumping down banks and even going over a log bigger than many of their ponies! You have to check out the adorable photos of Bruce teaching little kids and ponies, and admire the video of them booting their ponies over that huge log! [Cheshire Hunt Campers at Chesterland]

The Pentathlon: perhaps the horse sport you weren’t aware of yet for the Pan Ams? First thing in the morning, the athletes have fencing, followed by a 200-meter freestyle swim, and then show jumping, where they draw a random horse and get to ride it for 20 minutes before completing a show jumping course, and then off they go to the running and shooting portion, where they fire guns at targets for each of the four 800-meter laps around a track. Fun fact: Kendal Lehari’s Daily Edition is one of the horses that could be used for the Pentathlon! [Modern Pentathlon at the Pan Ams]

The Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant Recipients for 2015 have been chosen! The following are the 2015 recipients: Andrea Baxter, Anna Collier, Anni Grandia, Avery Klunick, Barbara Crabo, Bunnie Sexton, Ellen Doughty, Emily Pestl-Dimmitt, Heather Morris, Jacob Flecther, Jennifer McFall, John Durr, Jonathon Holling, Jordan Linstedt, Julie Norman, Kelly Prather, Kelly Pugh, Lauren Billys, Marc Grandia, Sydney Elliot, and Tamra Smith. Congrats everyone, and safe travels to Montana! [Rebecca Farm Grants]

What do you do when you’re 16 and working for a German Olympic Eventer? Hang on for dear life, I suppose! The Chronicle has welcomed a new blogger, Charlotte Stillfried is originally from Richmond, VA, but is currently in Germany working for Dirk Schrade, and riding some of his four-star horses is just one perk of the job. Check out her first blog! [An Eventing Teenager in Germany]

13 Reasons You Should Stop What You’re Doing And Get A Dwarf Donkey Right Now. Need I say more?




Because I’m totally biased for Area II….