The weekends continue to be packed to the gills with action, and this coming one is no exception as a strong American contingent prepares to tackle Tattersalls in Ireland. Competing for North America in the CCI3*, we will see Phillip Dutton with both Fernhill Revelation and Z, Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee (CAN), Katherine Coleman and Back to Business II, Buck Davidson and Carlevo, and Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border.
We’ll also see Katherine Coleman in the CCI2* with Wizard of Aus and Monte Classico, as well as Monbeg Senna in the CCI1*YH for 6- and 7-year-old horses. Kathryn Robinson has an entry in the CCI1* with Linus V.
Events Opening This Week:
Aspen Ridge H.T. (CO, A-9), Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (KY, A-8), Riga Meadow H.T. (CT, A-1), Western Underground, Inc Coconino Summer HT & T/N3D Event (AZ, A-10), Genesee Valley Hunt H.T. (NY, A-1), The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (MD, A-2)
Events Closing Today:
Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (PA, A-2), Feather Creek Farm H.T. (OK, A-5), Golden Spike H.T. (UT, A-9), Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (WI, A-4), Full Gallop Farm June Horse Trials (SC, A-3), Great Vista Horse Trials (NY, A-1), Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (MD, A-2)
News & Notes:
Fitness is a hot topic right now for eventers. In this new article for the USEA, Lauren Kieffer talks about her fitness program for young horses, complete with a chart that she uses to monitor and manage her horses’ individual programs. [Fitness and Young Horses]
Have you signed up for the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program yet? If not, you definitely should. This program has really blossomed and needs your support to keep it growing. There are some really great prizes and awards on the line for top volunteers, so put those spare hours to a good use at your next Horse Trial. [USEA Volunteer Incentive Program]
Surely you’ve watched the adorable Shetland Races at the Devon Horse Show. If you’ve ever wondered about the backstory for some of these teams, here is your chance to learn a bit more. [Cool Stories of Devon: Shetland Races]
While we’re on the topic, here’s a glimpse at this year’s Pony Races: