Do we have another future world champion on the horizon? Yesterday, Michael Jung and his wife Faye announced the arrival of their son Lio. Many congratulations to this special couple. Now, we eagerly await Lio’s first pony ride — fortunately he’s got plenty of talented options in the barn.
Events Closing This Week: Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T., VHT International & H.T., USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier, The Spring Event at Woodside, Equestrians’ Institute H.T., May-Daze at the Park H.T., Spring Coconino H.T.
New USEF mandates go into effect May 17, 2021. By that date, vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear a mask/face covering at USEF competitions while outdoors. When indoors, face coverings are still required. [USEF Will Implement New Protocols Regarding the Use of Face Coverings/Masks at USEF-Licensed Competitions]
There must be something in the water in Germany, because they hold the record for most wins across Olympic equestrian disciplines. Turns out, it’s mostly to do with how riders are brought up around horses. [The Golden System: How Germany Consistently Produces Top-Ranked Riders]
Pull out your muzzles! Spring has sprung. The key to managing your horses on lush spring grass is all about the transition. [Transitioning Horses To Spring Pastures]
Twenty-one picograms have caused a big stir in the racing community. News dropped this weekend that Kentucky Derby winner failed a drug test due to 21 picograms of betamethasone. Trainer Bob Baffert denies the colt’s use of the medication, which until last fall was allowed as small doses in post-race tests. [Report: Why Regulators Test For Picograms Of Betamethasone]
Tuesday Video: Checking in with Piggy March.
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