Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Today is National Encourage a Young Writer Day! We here at EN may be a little biased, but we think that riding and writing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Know of a young rider (or an adult rider for that matter!) who likes to put pen to paper or finger to keyboard? Tell them to submit to Eventing Nation! We love reader submissions!

National Holiday: National Encourage a Young Writer Day

Events Opening This Week: Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (CT, A-1) Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. (VA, A-2) The Spring Event at Woodside(CA, A-6) Equestrians’ Institute H.T. (WA, A-7) FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Flora Lea Spring H.T.(NJ, A-2) Paradise Farm HT (SC, A-3) Willow Draw Charity Show (TX, A-5) May-Daze at the Park H.T.(KY, A-8)  Coconino Spring H.T. (AZ, A-10)

Events Closing This Week: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA, A-2) Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA, A-6) University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH, A-1)

Tuesday News:

The Tryon International Equestrian Center offers many different vantage points for photographers and spectators. From the George Morris Arena to the White Oak property, a former golf course, there were Kodak moments abound over this past weekend as the property hosted The Fork Horse Trials and WEG test event. [Galloping On A Golf Course: Favorite Photos From The Fork]

Introducing the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event’s “Best Weekend” blog! The blog will be sharing fan memories, tips and things to know about the event. The initial entry gives us a look at a 1978 Time Magazine article about the inaugural event. [‘It was destined for greatness …’]

Fan-Favorites Ben Hobday and Mulrys Error have made it off the waitlist! The pair were eighth on the wait-list, which they didn’t make it off of last year, but following withdrawals by those already accepted into the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Ben and ‘Mr Mulry’, will now be able to compete. [‘We’re buzzing to go’: Ben Hobday and Mulrys Error will compete at Badminton]

Tuesday Video: Doug Payne’s secret to supple horses:


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