Boyd Martin for president! This is a ticket I think we could all get behind. Audriana Ellis was spotted at a Jimmie Schramm clinic sporting this fun hoodie over the weekend. Talk about uniting people!
National Holiday: National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
I promise that you have never read a headline like this before. People urinating in their horse’s stall is causing failed drug tests. The FEI Tribunal has said this has occurred a number of times. So, maybe find a porta loo next time? [Concern at number of positive dope tests caused by humans’ stable wees]
The USEF CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships have found new homes for 2020. The three-star championships will go west to the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event and the four-star will be held at the Tryon International Three-Day Event. [US Equestrian Announces New Dates and Locations for CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships]
Protests have always found a home among sporting events. Muhammad Ali, John Carlos, Tommie Smith and Colin Kaepernick used their platform as athletes to stand up for what they believed in. “Protests have always involved sports. They’ve always been uncomfortable to some people.” Keep this in mind as we approach the Kentucky Derby this weekend. [The Outside Rail]
All my Pony Club friends out there agree: barn rat life can change your life. Spending that extra time grooming, cleaning and caring for your horse gives you an irreplaceable education that can last a lifetime. [‘Horsemanship Can’t Be Allowed to Die Out’: An Argument for The Barn Rat]
Tuesday Video: A ride around Chattahoochee Hills: