Thursday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Jump for reproductive rights! Photo by Alden Corrigan Media.

Do you love this jump from Sonoma Horse Park or do you love this jump from Sonoma Horse Park? If you get the chance to jump this beauty, not only can you buy the pictures at a discounted rate from Alden Corrigan Media, but you can tag SHP on social media and they will donate $10 for every photo to Planned Parenthood Northern California. After last weekend, they’ve already raised $20,0000!! Support jumping pretty ponies and women’s reproductive rights all in one fell swoop, and look cool doing so.

U.S. Weekend Preview

VHT International & H.T. (Lexington, Va.): [Website] [Schedule] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Spring Coconino H.T. (Flagstaff, Az.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. (Cle Elum, Wa.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Flora Lea Spring H.T. (Medford, NJ): [Website] [Scoring]

May-Daze at The Park H.T. (Lexington, Ky.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Mill Creek Pony Club H.T. (Kansas City, Mo.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (Gales Ferry, Ct.): [Website]

Willow Draw Charity Show (Weatherford, Tx.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring]

The Spring Event at Woodside (Woodside, Ca.): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Major International Events:

Barefoot Retreats Houghton Hall CCIO4*-S: [Website] [Info Hub] [Entries] [Scoring]

News From Around the Globe:

The Virginia Horse Trials needs your help this weekend! With an absolutely huge field of horses attending from all over the country, VHT is running today through the weekend with levels from BN-AI, and they’re desperate for more volunteers. Sign up for just a few hours and have a blast in the coolest facility in Virginia. [Volunteer for VHT]

Stable View is looking forward to hosting Area III championships at its upcoming event, June 24-26. Please don’t forget to let us know how far you are traveling to compete — email them here to let them know where you’re traveling from. Stable View will have fun prizes that announced throughout the weekend; The Mane Monogram will be awarding the competitor traveling the furthest, as well as the competitor riding the most horses.

Tiffany Morey won a contest of more than 160 entries to spend a day with nine of her friends getting private instruction from Buck Davidson. Practical Horseman’s Win A Clinic contest asked entrants to submit an essay detailing why they deserve to win a one-day educational clinic for themselves and nine of their friends. Ten finalists sent videos of themselves and their horses, and Tiffany said that as an adult amateur and aspiring low-level eventer, she aspire’s to become the safest and most effective rider possible. [Win a Day with Buck Davidson]

Getting turnout right can be tricky for any horse. Getting it right for off-track Thoroughbreds can sometimes be…. well… what is more than tricky? Hard? Complicated? “Special?” Here are some tips for how Aubrey Graham does it with the newbies that come through. [Thoroughbred Logic: Getting Turnout Right]

Leslie Mintz has been the USEA Director of Media and Communications for so long, we don’t know what we’ll do without “Leslie from the USEA”. However, as of this spring, she welcomed her daughter Iris to the world and despite being an accomplished multi-tasker in all areas of her life, she’s decided to hand the reins over to somebody else who can dedicate the time. In her many years behind the scenes at the USEA, Leslie changed the online presence of our national organization as we know it. [Handing Over the Reins]

Exciting Science News: New Possibilities for Saliva Test for Equine Ulcers

A father-and-son duo pulled off the joint longest-priced winner in British and Irish racing history this week. Sawbuck entered the maiden hurdle at Punchestown on Tuesday with 300-1 odds, having been beaten by a total of 195 lengths in all of his previous seven starts. But he just pulled it out on the day, and romped to his very first win. [Racing Beats the Odds Again]