It’s CHIO Aachen week, and horses and riders from all over the world are heading to the north of Germany to battle it out across the disciplines for some of equestrian sport’s most coveted titles. We’ll be there to bring you all the action from the eventing (and beyond!) — and after two years without this incredible show, we’re just about ready to cry with delight over the thought of the free mojitos in the Champions’ Circle. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram if you want the full behind-the-scenes experience!
National Holiday: It’s National…Ants on a Log Day? These are just random words being plucked out of a hat at this point, I think.
Events Closing Today: Moqui Meadows H.T., Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, Fleur de Leap H.T., Willow Draw Charity Show, Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T., Sundance Farm H.T., Jump Start H.T., The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm, Spokane Sport Horse Seventh Annual Fall H.T., Larkin Hill H.T.
Hot on EN: We’re a month away from the inaugural Maryland Five-Star — and the entry list is looking tasty on closing day. Check it out here.
News & Notes from Around the World:
We all like to set big, lofty goals, whether that’s in competition or in training. But so often, success comes down to the little details — and those, rather annoyingly, are the things that are easiest to skip. Dressage rider Lauren Sprieser reminds us all of five teensy-weensy things we’ve probably neglected that could make a huge difference. [5 Things You’re Definitely Not Doing Often Enough]
No matter the scale of the setback, an injury that sidelines you can make you feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself. But if you’re lucky, you can find it again at the barn, as Gabrielle Gallant did. [After the Fall: A Comeback Story]
We’re heading swiftly towards the October 4th deadline for the 2022 Worth the Trust Scholarship. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a super fund that gives $4,000 to an amateur rider, allowing them to pursue training and competitive goals. It also encourages volunteering within our sport, which is always a great bonus. [Deadline for 2022 Worth the Trust Scholarship is Approaching!]
It was all happening over the weekend at England’s Cornbury House International. Read Horse&Hound‘s wrap-up of the stories of the week to catch up on this classy new event. [Cornbury House Horse Trials: a first-time international winner, plus riders bounce back from season-ending injuries]