Tuesday News and Notes from Cavalor

The beautiful Bromont sign. Photo via EN Archives. The beautiful Bromont sign. Photo via EN Archives.

It’s Bromont week! Whether you’re flocking to Quebec to see the show in person or (like me) will content yourself with constantly scanning social media and EN for updates, be sure to stay tuned to catch all the action of North America’s most European event. EN’s very own Wylie will be reporting live from Bromont this week. Canada, prepare to be #chinchbombed.

Events Opening Today: Fitch’s Corner H.T. (NY, A-1), The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (MD, A-2), Hunter Oaks H.T. (IL, A-4), Aspen Ridge H.T. (CO, A-9), Coconino H.T. (AZ, A-10)

Events Closing Today: Great Vista Horse Trials (NY, A-1), Surefire H.T. (VA, A-2), Great Meadow International Horse Trials (VA, A-2), Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials (IL, A-4), Sol Events at Corona del Sol (TX, A-5), Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. I (CA, A-6), Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7), Midsouth Pony Club H.T. (KY, A-8), Golden Spike H.T. (UT, A-9)

News and Notes: 

Don’t forget that TODAY is the final day to enter the inaugural CIC3* at Great Meadow International. For riders who have already entered, please remember to pay by today in order to secure your spot in the event. Entries will be accepted in postmark order until the maximum of 25 entries is reached. Please contact Steve Symansky at 540-687-6333 or [email protected] with any questions on entries. [Omnibus]

An Otherwise Perfect Farm welcomes Eiren Crawford: Back in North American after seven years abroad training with riders like Ingrid Klimke and Morten Thomsen, Eiren Crawford is pleased to make her new training base at An Otherwise Perfect Farm in Upperco, Maryland. Eiren looks forward to using her overseas experience to help horses and riders with dressage and eventing. For more information or to arrange horse training or lessons with Eiren, contact her at [email protected] or crawforddressage.com.

“Oh fiddle – back to the drawing board”: Relive the ups and downs of Simon Grieve’s recent eventing exploits, including his “woman who likes to keep her men guessing,” a mare by the name of The Loudest Whisper. [Simon Grieve’s Eventing Blog: Managing a Tricky Woman]

Join Lorraine Jackson’s equestrian pregnancy saga (vicariously): HN’s Lorraine Jackson is due in July, and she is thrilled to share this new chapter of her life with readers as she navigates the excitements and challenges of balancing pending motherhood and a committed horse life. Go Lorraine! [Horse Nation: Expecting and Eventing]

“It takes a Triple Crown for people to come to the track”: USA Today asks the question: If American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown, would new life be breathed into the sport of horse racing? Several big-name trainers and equine industry professionals weigh in. Whether a fresh Triple Crown winner means new racing fans for a revitalized industry or a happy but brief shot in the spotlight, everyone seems to agree that this colt has something special. Even trainer Nick Zito, whose horse Frammento will run against American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes, says, “If American Pharoah wins and I got my eighth (Belmont Stakes) second place … I’m gonna say, ‘Where do I sign?’ I’d be delighted.” [USA Today: Would American Pharoah winning Triple Crown cure horse racing? Don’t bet on it]

SmartPak Product of the Day: If there’s one thing most (if not all) equestrians can agree on, it’s that white is not a flattering color when dealing with horses. With summer around the corner, I start both hoping and dreading that show officials will waive coats on spectacularly hot days. Enter the SmartSlim Ultra Cami. Antimicrobial, moisture-wicking and breathable, this slim-fitting compression cami is both comfortable and flattering under my white show shirt. It helped minimize bouncing, awkward lumps and bumps, and vanquished my awkward fear of having my bra show through. Lo and behold, it’s also machine washable! Reviews say that the shirt may run a bit large. I ordered my size and felt quite comfortable without feeling like I was being strangled; a size smaller would certainly add more compression and control. Order yours today: [SmartPak: SmartSlim Ultra Cami]