Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Kristen Vanderveen at Live Oak International. Photo by Shelby Allen.

I dipped my toes in the show jumping world this weekend at Live Oak International, and it was an absolute blast! Sure we see show jumping as a part of every horse trial, but the jump-off of a Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier is something else. Go jumping.

National Holiday: First day of Spring!

Events Opening This Week: Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event & H.T. (SC, A-3) Riga Meadow Combined Test (CT, A-1)  Penny Oaks H.T. (IN, A-8) The Event at Skyline (UT, A-9) Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event & H.T. (SC, A-3) MCTA H.T., Inc (MD, A-2) Poplar Place Farm May H.T. (GA, A-3)

Events Closing This Week: The Fork CIC3*/CIC2*/CIC1* & HT (NC, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Spring Bay H.T. (KY, A-8) CDCTA Spring H.T. (VA, A-2) Pine Hill Spring H.T. (TX, A-5)

Tuesday News: 

Dubarry of Ireland has stepped up to support their $20,000 Nations Team Challenge and the Best Dressed Award at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Team USA took the win last year, and will look to defend their title this year! Teams are determined by FEI rankings at the time of the first horse inspection. [2018 Marks 6th Year of $20,000 Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event]

USEA’s Jessia Duffy was on site at Red Hills earlier this month camera in tow to capture some super special photos. She’s got such a creative eye, so you’ll want to carve out a few minutes to browse her shots. [Through the Lens: Red Hills International]

You may have noticed that William Fox-Pitt was waitlisted for Badminton. Entries are entirely dependent on the horse’s FEI points, of which his ride Fernhill Pimms only has four. This will be his first four-star since his brain injury in 2015. [The Return of William Fox-Pitt and Beyond: What You Need to Know About the Badminton Entry List]

Tuesday Video: Veronica prepping for big, bad Badders

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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