I’m convinced that equestrians are largely responsible for the success of the duct tape (and electrical tape) business. Charlene Eurick sent us Jennifer Wooten’s photo from Rebecca Farm over the weekend, adding, “Here is Lexie Thacker (riding in her first 1*) found a great double use for her wheel! Flip it over and you can sweep the aisle.” Thanks for sharing, Charlene and Jennifer! And what a great idea, Lexie! We expect to see these in barns everywhere soon.
The EN chinchillas love seeing our readers’ creativity and sense of humor. What are some of your spur-of-the-moment repairs and inventions?
Events Opening Today: GMHA September Horse Trials (Vermont, A-1), Bucks County Horse Park Fall H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-2), Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. (Maryland, A-2), Poplar Place Farm September H.T. (Georgia, A-3), Dunnabeck H.T. (Illinois, A-4), Feather Creek H.T. (Oklahoma, A-5), Flying Cross Farm H.T. (Kentucky, A-8)
Events Closing Today: Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T. (New York, A-1), Waredaca Farm H.T. (Maryland, A-2), Full Gallop Farm August H.T. (South Carolina, A-3), Erie Hunt and Saddle Club H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-8), The Event at Santa Fe (New Mexico, A-10)
News and Notes
Congratulations, 2014 SCES Award Recipients: The Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) has announced its 2014 award winners, which include Allison Springer, Sinead Halpin, Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, and Hawley Bennett-Awad. “SCES is a wonderful foundation helping riders all over the country and globe by supporting their dreams to compete and succeed,” said Allison. “I am honored to receive this award and would suggest all of my equestrian peers join in as a part of this organization.” Congratulations to all recipients for your competitive and fundraising efforts, and for being successful ambassadors for our sport! [SCES]
Cavalor Feed for Thought: Protein is an essential nutrient responsible for the structure and repair of organs such as muscles, tendons, and kidneys. Amino acids are different types of protein that horses either produce naturally (nonessential amino acids) or must consume (essential amino acids); of these, lysine is the most important. Read Cavalor’s protein report to learn how horses can get proper amounts and ratios of these proteins: [Feed for Thought]
Karen Stives donates $1 million to USET Foundation: Olympic rider Karen Stives generously gave a million dollars to the United States Equestrian Team Foundation for a high-performance eventing grant. This award will directly benefit US riders competing internationally, giving Karen a greater legacy to eventing than her landmark Olympic silver medal in 1984. Thank you, Karen! [Horsetalk]
Exploding manure to blame for horses’ deaths: A Palmdale, California barn has burned, killing four horses and seven goats; exploding manure is the suspected culprit. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue president Rebecca Giminez stated that bacteria in manure can ignite when it heats up and mixes with oxygen, making it a very real danger if manure is piled too close to barns and other combustible materials. [The Horse]
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