Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

William Slater with Bruce Davidson.

Did you catch yesterday’s talent spot? 6-year-old William Slater is ready to take the eventing world by storm—with help from his super pony named Mark Twain. This kid has all the natural ability and he just seems to love it. If you see him around at an event near you be sure to cheer him on! Check out his 2028 Olympic Talent Watch here. Go William.

National Holiday: National Peach Ice Cream Day

Events Opening This Week:  FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (CO, A-9) Park Equine KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8)

Events Closing This Week:  FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (CO, A-9) Park Equine KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8) FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (CO, A-9) Park Equine KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8)

Tuesday News: 

A recent study revealed that many popular helmets offer poor side impact protection. A Swedish insurance company, Folksam, tested 15 helmet types and found that many only protected against perpendicular impact. Each of the helmets tested meet current industry standards. [15 Helmets Tested Reveal Poor Side Impact Protection]

Dog owners: Keep Fido on a leash! The FEI has proposed a fine of 100 Swiss Franc ($100 USD) for any loose dogs at International competition. This would be the first dog-related rule from FEI. Honestly, it’s a safety issue, so continue to keep a close eye on your pups. [Fines for loose dogs at major horse events]

Have you entered Majyk Equipe’s #WearGreenForJonty giveaway? To enter to win the prize pack, all you need to do is make a donation to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. We have raised more than €400 so far in support of Jonty’s recovery. [#WearGreenForJonty Giveaway]

Surefire Farm is offering another cross country schooling day, Saturday, July 21st 8am-4pm.  The schooling fee is $60 and all riders must sign a waiver. [Website]

Tuesday Video: 

Which product does Olympic medalist Phillip Dutton trust to keep his horses calm and focused at the biggest events in the world? ChillaxLearn more.

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