Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Photo via Jennifer Carter on Facebook. Photo via Jennifer Carter on Facebook.

Big kudos to Kyle and Jennifer Carter for completing the Boston Marathon this week! That’s definitely one way to prep for Rolex — perhaps a running camp for all Five Ring Eventing students is the next order of business? Either way, major props to this pair who definitely take their fitness seriously!

Events Opening This Week:

Carriage House Farm Combined Test (MN, A-4) IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day Event (IN, A-8) Colorado Horse Park CCI2*/1*, CIC2* & H.T. (CO, A-9) GMHA June HorseTrials (VT, A-1) Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring Horse Trials (NY, A-1) Colorado Horse Park CCI2*/1*, CIC2* & H.T. (CO, A-9) Camelot Equestrian Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Waredaca H.T. (MD, A-2) Poplar Place Farm June H.T. (GA, A-3)

Events Closing Today:

Penny Oaks H.T. (IN, A-8) MCTA H.T., Inc (MD, A-2) King Oak Farm Spring H.T. (MA, A-1) The Event at Skyline (UT, A-9) Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event & H.T. (SC, A-3) Greenwood Farm, Inc. H.T. (TX, A-5) Poplar Place Farm May H.T. (GA, A-3)

News & Notes:

Willow Draw’s first USEA recognized horse trials on May 28th, the Willow Draw Charity Horse Show, expects to donate over $10,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Carsten Meyer has designed an inviting cross-country course to welcome eventers for levels Starter through Training. The Semper Fi Fund is the top-rated veteran’s charity by two charity ratings agencies. The charity provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. Entries are open now. Closing date is May 10th. [Willow Draw Horse Trials]

New updates have been released on the bombing at Holly Hill in Louisiana last December. The horse trials at Holly Hill is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend, and the entire eventing community is grateful to still have this venue and the wonderful Hewlett family behind it, even in the face of such unspeakable acts of violence. [New Updates in Holly Hill House Bomb]

Roebke’s Run in Hector, MN is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 2016 Area IV Championships July 8-10. Prior to this, the first of two added schooling shows begins May 7, followed by Roebke’s Run CCI/CIC 1&2** and Horse Trials on June 10-12. After the July 8-10 Area Championships, Roebke’s Run Dressage Show is slated for September 3 and Roebke’s Run Eventing Schooling Show will take place the following day, Sept. 4. [Roebke’s Run at Schweiss Stables]

Mill Creek Pony Club in Area IV is seeking volunteers for its upcoming Horse Trials at Longview Horse Park in Kansas City, MO on May 14-15.Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt as well as lunch and drinks in exchange for their time. To sign up or to contact them for more information, click here.

Need a room for Rolex at the last minute? Hawley Bennett-Awad has an extra room available at a discounted rate just minutes from the Horse Park at the La Quinta Inn. Please email Hawley if you’d like to take the reservation.

Tuesday Video:

Check out this daring rescue of a horse trapped in floodwaters in the Houston area: