Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Josh Lyons and Yves Sauvignon. Photo by Sissel Helle Jørgensen Josh Lyons and Yves Sauvignon. Photo by Sissel Helle Jørgensen

Woodloch Stable had an educational double whammy over the weekend; not one but two world-renowned clinicians visited us to teach us and our horses! California-based French eventer Yves Sauvignon graced Woodloch’s brand spanking new cross-country course on Saturday with his expertise and good-humored instruction, while Western trainer Josh Lyons offered a rigorous 3-day riding clinic in Woodloch’s large indoor arena. Riders of all backgrounds, levels, and disciplines gathered for a weekend of valuable education and fun, and celebrated our accomplishments afterward with a stellar cookout. It was a true moment of East meets West to see Josh and Yves chat and share their training philosophies (and a couple of beers) with each other!

Go Team Woodloch. Go Eventing (and Reining, and Trail Riding, and Dressage, and Jumping, and Pleasure Riding, and…)

Events Opening Today: Kent School Fall H.T. (CT, A-1), Fair Hill International Three-day Event (MD, A-2), Morven Park Fall H.T. (VA, A-2), ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. at the Horsepark (NJ, A-2), WindRidge Farm Fall Horse Trials (NC, A-2), Woodside International Horse Trials (CA, A-6), Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge(KY, A-8)

Events Closing Today: King Oak Farm Fall H.T. (MA, A-1), Five Points H.T. (NC, A-2), Roebke’s Run H.T. (MN, A-4), Copper Meadows H.T.  (CA, A-6), Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7)

News and Notes:

Shine Bright Like a Diamond to win! We’ve teamed up with Professional’s Choice to give away three Quilted Dressage Pads. How do you win one? We want to see you glammed up and sparkling, Rihanna style, so send us your creative photos or videos for your chance to win! See post for entry details. [Shine Bright Like a Diamond]

Go Mackenna Shea: Land Rover Competition Grant recipient Mackenna Shea has started a blog! Join her and Landioso on their journey to Boekelo CCIO3* and beyond. [Mackenna Shea Eventing]

Cavalor Feed for Thought: Protein is essential to your horse’s health, but can be too much of a good thing when it comes to feeding your horse a high-protein diet. If your horse ingests more protein than necessary, the liver and kidneys work overtime to process and excrete the urea, or protein by-product, in the urine, which can lead to issues such as dehydration, damage to the liver and kidneys, and even respiratory issues. [Feed for Thought]

Ride with Heath Ryan: Flying Chesterfield Farm, Kate Chadderton Eventing, and Elevation Dressage are excited to announce an exciting clinic series with Australian dressage and eventing champion Heath Ryan. The clinics will be held at Goodness Ridge Farm, Sunset Hill Farm & Loch Moy Farm on September 2-6. See flyer for more information on this awesome opportunity! [Heath Ryan Flyer] [Clinic Registration]

WEG – there’s an app for that: As if our lives weren’t WEG-centered enough already, a new smartphone app for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is available for download. [Horsetalk]

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