Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

All hail Chinch! Photo by Lindsey Kahn. All hail Chinch! Photo by Lindsey Kahn.

By the time many of you read this, I will be on the road from Minnesota to Tyler, Texas, for the 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships. I’m traveling down with my wonderful bosses and friends, Bill and Ingvill Ramberg of Woodloch Stable.

While Ingvill and her Irish Sport Horse gelding, Johnny’s Private Collection, compete in the Beginner Novice Horse division, Bill and I will be taking the trade fair by storm (we hope) with The Clip by Smart Tie and Do Or Do Knot Rope Halters. We hope to see you all there! Who knows? Maybe a tiny, furry celebrity will make an appearance!

Events Opening Today: FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2), Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (GA, A-3), Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (TX, A-5)

Events Closing Today: Course Brook Farm Fall Horse Trials (MA, A-1), Radnor Hunt H.T. (PA, A-2), The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2), Waredaca Classic 3 Day Event (MD, A-2), Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials (TN, A-3), Greenwood Farm Inc. Fall H.T. (TX, A-5)

News and Notes:

Want to win at AECs? We want to see your insanity, and you could have a shot at one of three prize packs from our awesome sponsors. Decorate your stall or golf cart at AECs this week for your chance to win – both EN and guest judge Laine Ashker will be on hand to see your insanity, so get creative! For more details on how to enter, check out the original post. [Win Big at AECs]

Cavalor Feed for Thought: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and yeast that can help your horse’s hindgut function. They can be fed as supplements in your horse’s feed, and are thought to help the immune system and increase the production of nutrients, enzymes, and volatile fatty acids that are essential to your horse’s overall health. Dried yeast supplements can aid digestion and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the hindgut. [Feed for Thought]

Happy 40th, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding! Virginia’s first equine-assisted therapy program will celebrate its 40th anniversary on October 11th. Please join LTR at Morven Park Equestrian Center for pony rides, hay rides, games, food, and a chance to meet their awesome therapy horses. [The Chronicle of the Horse]

A different kind of cross-country ride: Have you ever had to ship a horse across the country? I have several times, and let me tell you that what this article recommends couldn’t be more important. From checking references to requesting quotes, there are many important steps to ensuring that your four-legged friend has a safe and relatively stress-free journey. [Barn Mice]

Bronies rejoice: My Little Pony, the colorful equine(ish) toys that we either love or love to hate, is in the running for this year’s National Toy Hall of Fame. First of all, I had no idea that there was a National Toy Hall of Fame. It’s up against the likes of American Girl Dolls, Little Green Army Men, Paper Airplanes, Rubik’s Cube, and the Slip N’ Slide. I don’t know about you, but I think these all sound like potential show names for horses! [Horsetalk]

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