Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Chris and Billy out of the Head of the Lake at Kentucky. Photo by Miranda Akins/Photography In Stride.

The fate of North America’s five-star event remains undecided as the fundraising deadline has been extended until 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 10. Riders stateside and beyond have been championing this cause and have made incredible progress — up to $162,720 in grassroots donations as of yesterday at 5 p.m. This does not include the $300,000 additional private donations.

To make a tax-deductible donation to Equestrian Events, Inc., click here. To read more about the circumstances surrounding this unique situation, click here and here.

National Holiday: National Pizza Day

Events Open This Week: Morven Park Spring H.T.Stable View Spring 1/2/3/4*March Horse Trials at Majestic OaksPoplar Place Farm March H.T.Full Gallop Farm March II H.T.Texas Rose Horse Park H.T.Galway Downs International H.T.,

Events Closing This Week: Full Gallop Farm Mid February H.T.Pine Top Advanced H.T.Three Lakes Winter II H.T. at Caudle RanchTwin Rivers Winter H.T.

Tuesday News: 

British Eventing saw a huge decrease in horse falls over the 2020 season. They were down a whopping 33% to be exact. Of course, there was also a massive reduction in events held due to the pandemic, but these findings remain encouraging. The causation is not completely understood, but it is believed riders practicing more at home and the introduction of the continuing performance requirements (CPRs) have played a part. [Huge drop in horse falls at British events sparks questions and theories]

This year’s FEI rider seminar put the onus on riders for the safety of our sport. A few of the delegates have even recommended “vigilante-style” solutions including “alerts” when certain courses produce over a threshold of falls and spotters who could report dangerous riding to officials. [Eventing Riders Must Face Up to Their Own Unreadiness to Upgrade]

Brb giving my horse a rainbow tail. After installing her own weaves for years, one year for Black History Month, equestrian Chanel Rhodes got a little extra creative by crocheting braiding hair into her horse Lady’s mane. Her invention of colorful, easy-to-install hairpieces for horses is an amazing example of thinking outside the box and using innovation to make a mark in the equine industry. [SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Living With Passion]

The USEA Instructors’ Certification Program’s 20-year-old mission statement has gotten a facelift. They’ve also update the ICP levels of certification to recognize the most current levels of competition. [USEA Instructors’ Certification Program Introduces Updates to Levels and Mission]

This rider has completed 10 five-star events, won 80 national competitions and was the 2012 BE Foundation Points Champion. Can you guess who it is? [Five minutes with: Simon Grieve]

Tuesday News: 

USEF Eventing High Performance Training Camp

Our Elite and Pre-Elite #USAEventing athletes just finished up a successful week of lessons with Peter Wylde at the USEF High Performance Training Camp! Time to take 2021 by storm. 💪🥇

Posted by USA Eventing on Monday, February 8, 2021