Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Shelby and Ann at Rebecca Farm. Photo by Kasey Mueller.

It’s hard to believe it’s been exactly one year since we lost Ann Haller. When I first started riding with her when I was around eight, she seemed larger than life. I had never met someone with so much charisma or energy, and frankly being on the receiving end of that during a lesson could be overwhelming! She taught me so much in the saddle, but even more out of it. She evolved into a mentor for me — leading me into the world of equestrian journalism and press management. I feel a sharp pang in my heart when I remember that she’s no longer a phone call away. Her spirit lives on in our sport, in the happy cheers as people cross finish lines, in the friendly faces that I met through her and in my love for horses. We miss you, Ann.

National Holiday: National Banana Split Day

Events Opening This Week: MDHT at Loch Moy Farm Classic BN3 Day Event and H.T.Radnor Hunt H.T.War Horse Event Series October H.T.Ocala Fall HTWoodside International H.T.St. Johns H.T.

Events Closing This Week: GMHA September H.T.Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIECFlora Lea Fall H.T.USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH QualifierCDCTA Fall H.T.Ocala Summer H.T. IOtter Creek Fall H.T.Flying Cross Farm H.T.Stone Gate Farm H.T.The Event at Skyline

Tuesday News: 

The USEA has released updates regarding qualification information for the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships. The qualifying period will included all events from May 25, 2020 – August 23, 2021. Additionally, any riders and/or horses qualified to compete in 2020 will be eligible to compete at the 2021 AEC so long as they achieve one additional event meeting the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) at the level (or one level higher) within four months of the 2021 AEC. [USEA Approves New Updates to the 2021 AEC Qualifications]

Just because 2020 AEC is cancelled doesn’t mean you can’t shop like you’re at the Kentucky Horse Park. Tees, totes and sun-shirts galore! [The USEA’s AEC Merchandise Booth is Now Online]

“We are advocates for the horses that we work with. We understand what it is to be an ally and an advocate who does everything to ensure our horses — our partners — are loved, comfortable, and happy. Equestrians of colour deserve the same level of ally-ship. Equestrians of colour deserve to be accepted, welcomed, and treated fairly in this sport.” Read more: Equestrian Allies, It’s Time to Speak Up

It’s the day before a competition, what’s your horse’s routine? Day off? Jump school? A hack? Professionals weigh in. [What should you do with your horse the day before an event? H&H investigates…]

Just in on Jumper Nation: Blenheim EquiSports Announces Cancellation of All Seasons Summer Classic

Tuesday Video: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z winning the Great Meadow CCI4*-S

Congratulations to Liz Halliday-Sharp – HS Eventing and Deniro Z on winning the CCI4*-S at @Great Meadow International. Watch the action On Demand on HorseandCountry.TV

Posted by Horse & Country on Monday, August 24, 2020