Champions abounded last weekend with Area II Championships running at Morven Park and Area VI Championships held at Woodside. Whitney Tucker-Billeter and John Herich’s Bill’s Midnight Magic were among those winners at woodside, topping the Training Horse division. Congratulations to Whitney, and all the champions!
National Holiday: National Chess Day
Events Closing This Week: Holly Hill Fall H.T. (LA, A-5) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Waredaca Classic P, T and N 3D Event & H.T. (MD, A-2) Windermere Run H.T. (MO, A-4) Waredaca Classic P, T and N 3D Event & H.T. (MD, A-2)
Happy belated birthday to Pippa Funnell! Horse & Hound rounded up highlights from her fantastic career including being the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam. [Happy 50th birthday, Pippa Funnell! 16 moments that helped define her stellar career]
If all the activity of the USEA’s Annual Meeting & Convention aren’t enough of a draw for you, then how about the city of New Orleans? “The Spookiest City in America” has plenty for your outside of the meeting rooms. Sign up for Convention now to get early bird pricing. [Discover the Darkness of New Orleans During the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention]
Chewing and licking behavior have often been associated as signs of submission, but a new study believes they’re more likely indicators of stress. They studied wild horses with little human interaction and found that the horses most often showed these actions after a stressful situation, indicating that a stressful situation had just occurred. [Licking and chewing: Is it a sign of submission or stress?]