Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo via Gabby Thompson’s Facebook.

Smile! Today is the closing date for the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, which means we will soon see the entry list! With it being a championship year, I think we can expect a huge year in Kentucky. Who are you looking forward to watching?

National Holiday: National Spanish Paella Day

Events Opening This Week: Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. (VA, A-2) Plantation Field May Horse Trials (PA, A-2) WindRidge Farm Horse Trials (NC, A-2) Galway Downs Spring H.T. (CA, A-6) Spokane Sport Horse Farm 3rd Annual Spring H.T.(WA, A-7) Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event (NJ, A-2) Texas Rose Horse Park Summer H.T. (TX, A-5) (NJ, A-2) Mill Creek Pony Club H.T. at Longview (MO, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) Winona Horse Trials (OH, A-8) Old Chatham H.T. (NY, A-1)

Events Closing This Week: Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. (CA, A-6) Ocala International 3-Day Festival of Eventing Presented by Ocala Ranches (FL, A-3) Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY, A-8) Fair Hill International H.T. (MD, A-2)  FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) FENCE H.T.(SC, A-3)

Tuesday News: 

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Double Olympic champion La Biosthetique Sam FBW will retire this year, Michael Jung has shared. After Rio, Michael confirmed that Sam would no longer aim for championships, and now he says they will compete this year as long as he feels up for it. At the moment, Badminton may well be the legendary horse’s final four-star. [Double Olympic champion will retire this season: ‘He doesn’t feel 18’]

Beezie Madden won two Grand Prixes on two different horses in two different cities. All within 36 hours. What did you get up to this weekend? [Watch Why They Won: Madden Tops Two Grand Prixes On Two Horses In Two Cities]

Spring can be a stressful time for some horse owners. The grass returns. Maybe your horse lost weight over the winter? Whatever your situation, it’s important to stay on top of your horse’s condition as you make any changes at this time of year. [Spring Horse Feeding Considerations]

Hot on Horse Nation: 4 Ways To Spring Clean At The Barn

Tuesday Video: Congratulations to Laura Borghesani & Mr Z who won the Open Training division at the inaugural Southern Arizona H.T. this weekend.

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