Thursday News & Notes Presented by Stable View


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This year’s Area III Championships and Mid-Summer Horse Trials at Stable View is shaping up to be a great one! Our own Shelby Allen will be there both competing and reporting and she’ll be along next week with some fun content. Say hi to Chinch if you see him!

And since the weather this weekend is shaping up to be a bit warm, Stable View is breaking our their misting station and providing complementary water for humans, ice for horses, and goodies in the rider’s lounge. There’s also a little something called Graze and Gaze with complementary food and beverage taking place in the evenings and something called Ice Cream Island will be on-site during the day. Not gonna lie, I’m a little jealous of you Shelby!

For more Stable View info, you can view the program for this weekend’s event here.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Fox River Valley H.T. (Barrington, IL): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scores]

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I (Allentown, NJ): [Website] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Inavale Farm H.T. (Philomath, OR): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scores] [Volunteer]

Larkin Hill H.T. (North Chatham, NY): [Website] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer H.T. (Leesburg, Va.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Midsouth Pony Club H.T. (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scores] [Volunteer]

Stable View Summer H.T. (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Valinor Farm H.T. (Plymouth, MA): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials: [Website] [Entries] [Timetable] [Live Stream] [Event Preview]

News From Around the Globe:

Ever wanted to join team EN? Do you love writing stories about the sport you call home? Want to test your creative chops in the equine media industry? Enter our 9th Blogger Contest for you chance to do exactly that! We can’t wait to see the entries this year — we’ve already gotten some great ones! More info on how to enter and what we’re looking for here. And be sure to follow our Instagram story for takeovers from our team members — today’s is — *gulp* — me, Abby Powell! Follow along as I’ll be answering your questions about how I got involved with EN as a part-time writer and reporter.

Good news for USEA members — even if you don’t currently ride or compete! The Going Forward USEA Member’s Grants, generously supported by the Broussard family’s Charitable Foundation Trust, will continue to be offered for another three years. The grants support three educational areas: the Horsemanship Immersion Program, the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program, and the Eventing Officials ‘r’ Training Program. Interested in applying? Learn more here.

Interested in getting into media and podcast production? The Young Blank Equestrians podcast (soon to be rebranded to Blk in the Saddle!) is looking to hire a podcast production assistant who is passionate about Black equestrians and DEI in the horse industry. Check out some key details here and learn more about applying here.

Can you tell if you’re sitting straight in the saddle? I know for a fact that I’m crooked, since the right butt cheek of my full seat breeches is much more worn that the left. If you don’t have as obvious as a tell as I do, however, check out these tips you can use to determine whether or not you’re sitting unevenly.

Thursday Video Break: Take a peek inside one of the largest equine specialist veterinary practices in the UK: