Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Eric Bull on course at Fair Hill. Photo via ETB Equine Construction on Facebook. Eric Bull on course at Fair Hill. Photo via ETB Equine Construction on Facebook.

Great news, EN! Eric Bull and ETB Construction have signed a contract to build the new, state-of-the-art cross country course in preparation for the 2016 Nutrena American Eventing Championships.

Eric has become a household name within the sport, constructing courses such as Fair Hill, the Pan American Games, and the Wellington Eventing Showcase, to name just a few. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for this new course at Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.

“It’s manicured and showy, which will look great with the Florida-themed part of the course that will cross-promote the Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase,” Eric said in a USEA interview. “These jumps look like Florida mansions, with painted finishes and have lots of little doors and windows and other details that will look appropriate in this setting.”

[ETB Construction Signs Contract for AECs Course]

Events Opening This Week:

Carolina International CIC and Horse Trial (NC, A-2) MeadowCreek Park – The Spring Social Event (TX, A-5) Stable View Winter Horse Trials II (SC, A-3), Poplar Place Farm March H.T. (GA, A-3)

Events Closing Today:

Pine Top Advanced, CIC3,CIC2*, CIC1* & H.T. (GA, A-3), Three Lakes February Horse Trials at Caudle Ranch (FL, A-3)

News & Notes:

Ocala Horse Properties Winter II Horse Trials is still in need of a few volunteers for this weekend’s event! Advanced dressage will begin Thursday, so there is plenty of room for volunteers, who will receive food and schooling coupons in exchange for their time. You can contact Beth Davidson if you have some time to help out!

Do you ever find the terminology and processes for neurological testing utterly confusing? We agree. Dr. Amy Johnson of the University of Pennsylvania has taken some time to break down the definitions and testing process for many common neurological disorders such as EPM and Lyme. [Testing for EPM, Lyme and Others]

Whether or not you’re a Broncos fan (I’m definitely not), you have to admit they have a pretty great mascot. Meet Thunder, a gray Arabian gelding who has the wherewithall to canter around placidly with thousands of fans screaming and carrying on. Check out more in the latest edition of the Chronicle’s Behind the Stall door series. [Behind the Stall Door: Thunder]

Tuesday Video:

Just because I’m bitter about Budweiser not having a tear-jerking Super Bowl ad this year…