Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Pony Clubbers meeting Olympian Phillip Dutton. Photo by Nancy Jones.

One of the best parts about our sport, in my opinion, is the interconnectedness of it all. If you got into swimming, it’s not as if you’d expect to rub elbows with someone like Michael Phelps. But in eventing, you might share a warmup with Phillip Dutton. Here he is for a photo op with a few Pony Clubbers who volunteered at the Seneca Valley Pony Club HT this weekend.

National Holiday: National Megaladon Day

Events Opening This Week: Hunt Club Farms H.T.Olney Farm H.T.Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials

Events Closing This Week: Larkin Hill H.T.The Maryland International + Horse TrialsChattahoochee Hills H.T.Twin Rivers Summer H.T.Cobblestone Farms H.T. ICoconino Summer I H.T.

Tuesday News:

Thailand will have their first ever equestrian team this summer at the Olympic Games for the sport of eventing. This is a huge milestone in this budding equestrian program.  [Thai Equestrian Team Prepares For First Olympic Games]

If your talent radar sounding off? Keep an eye on this flashy selle fracais gelding, Banzai Du Loir, ridden by Yasmin Ingham [‘I got on and didn’t want to get off’: will this horse be at Paris 2024?]

What can’t a happy hack cure? It can definitely help fitness and bravery. Not to mention it’s just plain fun. [Lauren Nicholson’s Top Tips for Successful Hacking]

Castle Larchfield Purdy continues to defy aging and keep showing up for Lauren Billys. Does he have another Olympic Games in his future? [Behind The Stall Door With: Castle Larchfield Purdy]

Video: “Be brave for me, OK? … Focus now, bud, you’ve got this.” Bobbie Jones coaxes Proud Royal around Training cross country at River Glen Horse Trials, which took place over the weekend in New Market, Tennessee.