Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

Eventer Promposal! Photo by Heather Skeens.

The promposal craze has officially entered the eventing world, and guys this one is super cute. Austin Skeens knows the way to Abbey Stones heart … through her horse!

From Austin’s mom, Heather Skeens: “It’s prom season! What better way for an eventer guy to ask an eventer gal to prom than with an all-Eventing promposal? Austin Skeens asked Abbey Stone to prom at the barn with their horses Rocmaster and Indiana II giving their nod of approval. Abbey said ‘Yay!’ instead of ‘Neigh!’ So it looks like they’ll be donning the formal wear instead of the barn clothes for one fun night.”

Photo by Healther Skeens.

National Holiday: National Bat Appreciation Day

Events Opening This Week:  IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day Event (IN, A-8) IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day Event (IN, A-8) Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring Horse Trials (NY, A-1) Waredaca H.T. (MD, A-2) The Spring Event at Archer (WY, A-9) GMHA June HorseTrials (VT, A-1) Poplar Place Farm June H.T. (GA, A-3) Carriage House Farm Combined Test (MN, A-4)

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

Tuesday News:

The USEA American Eventing Championships is set to offer non-championship divisions for the first time this year as the competition moves to the Colorado Horse Park this year in an effort to increase the number of recognized competitions in the area. [Festival Classes Offered at 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships]

Researchers are looking for ways to prevent bone fractures in racehorses. After a study showed that there is a link between DNA and fractures, these researchers set out to help identify horses who are at a higher risk of fracture, and encourage preventative care. Ex-racehorses who retired sound will be used in the study. [OTTBs to play part in new DNA test to identify racehorse fracture risk]

Horses In The News: How horseback riding changes the lives of kids with special needs

Badminton for Dummies: The Eventing Virgin’s Guide to Badminton Horse Trials

Tuesday Video: What’s a win without a champagne shower?

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