Tack swap season is starting, which means that show season is just around the corner! Even though the temps are still below zero outside, I’ve been doing a lot of spring cleaning in the tack room and at home, getting things together to consign at the next local tack swap. Of course, I always end up coming home with more tack and clothing, so I’m basically just making room for more things. If you haven’t read about my last tack swap experience, read “Buyer’s Remorse? What’s That?“
Events Opening Today: River Glen Spring H.T. (Tennessee, A-3), Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials (South Carolina, A-3), Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event (South Carolina, A-3), Holly Hill Spring H.T. (Louisiana, A-5)
News and Notes:
Please Help Perfect Intentions: Perfect Intentions, a mare owned by Hawley Bennett’s working student Sarah Braun, underwent emergency colic surgery on Saturday. Candy’s vet bills have been partially covered by insurance, however costs for her continued treatment and recovery are overwhelming. A GoFundMe has been formed to help Sarah and Candy – your donations are greatly appreciated! [GoFundMe]
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to Host “Kentucky Uncovered” A new feature at Rolex this year, Kentucky Uncovered will be a pavilion showcasing a number of Kentucky businesses, restaurants, and attractions. This attraction is sponsored by the magazine TOPS in Lexington and Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI).
Cavalor Feed for Thought: When in doubt, feed your horse forage and smaller grain meals more frequently to prevent gastric ulcers. Why? The answer was found in a study by North Carolina State University; researchers hypothesize that horses fed less frequently experience bile acid reflux during their fasts, causing an increase in ulcers. [Feed for Thought]
Great Meadow Will Become Greater: Great Meadow in The Plains, VA just purchased an additional 174 acres to add to their facilities. Additions will include an all-weather arena and cross-country course to house the US Eventing Team selection trials for WEG in July. [Chronicle of the Horse]
The Best of the Best: The USEA released their annual report on the 50 highest-scoring event horses of all time. Winsome Adante leads the list for the eighth year in a row with – get ready – 1,355 points. To see the complete list, click the following link: [USEA]
Video of the Day: Check out this educational video on equine gut health from our friends at Cavalor! Create a healthy horse inside and out with beneficial pre- and pro-biotics.