We’re relieved to hear that William Fox-Pitt and Parklane Hawk are no worse for the wear following a fall on cross country at Weston Park. The pair were competing in their first run together since William’s head injury last fall and had a fall at a corner jump on course. William told Horse & Hound that he was “absolutely fine” and that he was happy to get that first fall out of the way. Way to keep us on the edge of our seats, William!
Events Opening This Week:
Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (CT, A-1), May-Daze at the Park H.T. (KY, A-8), Equestrians Institute H.T. (WA, A-7), Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. (VA, A-2), Flora Lea Spring H.T. (NJ, A-2), Paradise Farm HT (SC, A-3), The Spring Event at Woodside (CA, A-6), Coconino Spring H.T. and Dressage Show (AZ, A-10), Willow Draw Charity Show (TX, A-5)
Events Closing Today:
Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA, A-2), University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH, A-1), Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event (NJ, A-2), Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA, A-6), Riga Meadow Combined Test (CT, A-1)
News & Notes:
If you’re interested in the art and science behind cross country course design, check out this “r” Course Design Program presented by the USEA. This program is open to anyone wanting to learn about course design and can also fulfill requirements for designing through Training level. [“r” Course Design Program]
What do hoof supplements actually do? This new article from The Horse helps break down the ins and outs of the hoof supplements on the market today and how they actually help (or don’t help) your horse. [Do Hoof Supplements Help?]
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises: While you probably write down goals for your riding, how often do you write down your business goals? This can be an informal document that you can use to give you guidance on making business decisions. For example, let’s say your business plan states that your targeted market is, “first time riders from ages 8 to 13.” This would be used to steer your marketing efforts, your decisions on the purchase of specific animals to fit this need, and who you would partner with. When you have it in writing, it makes it easier for you to refer back to when making decisions.
Don’t miss the latest episode of The Sort of OK Show About Horses with Kyle Carter and Buck Davidson!