Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

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You can check out the USEF’s full Pride Collection here and sign up for the DEI Community Conversation here. A great Pride Month (or any month, really!) read is “We Can Make the Equestrian Community — and the World — a Better Place for Queer People“ by Jess Clawson, Ph.D., published on Noëlle Floyd. Jess talks a lot about inclusiveness and shares some powerful suggestions for how we can respect, support and lift up our LGBTQIA+ community. For a comprehensive list of resources for trans persons and trans allies, click here and here.

Holiday: National Onion Ring Day

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News & Notes:

Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan had an epic week at Luhmühlen, finishing 3rd in the 5*. She recapped the experience in Chronicle of the Horse. [Ringside Chat: Grald Earns A Podium Finish At Longines Luhmühlen CCI5*-L]

Mollie Summerland ticked a huge box for herself over the weekend, winning her first 5* — her second ever 5* competition — at age 23. Get to know her and her horse better in this Horse Network story.  [13 Things to Know About Mollie Summerland and Charly Van Ter Heiden]

EquiRatings made a cameo in Forbes. The global equestrian technology company was hit hard during the pandemic. How did the company maintain its place in the market and service its clients in the absence of live equestrian events? [SAP BrandVoice: EquiRatings Hurdles Pandemic Challenges With Fan Experience App]

There’s no substitute for good training. Boyd Martin says he rides every one of his horses, from the youngest and the greenest to his Advanced horses, in just a snaffle. [Boyd Martin Keeps It Simple, In Both Horses And Tack]

It’s almost like things are returning to normal! After a one-year hiatus for spectators due to Covid-19, The Event at Rebecca Farm will be running at full strength for competitors and spectators, July 21-25. Also, it’s their 20th anniversary! [The Event at Rebecca Farm Returns for Spectators]

The equestrian community continues to mourn the loss of Irish young rider Tiggy Hancock. A 25-year-old jockey, named the leading jockey at Royal Ascot, shared a remembrance, and all the jockeys wore a yellow ribbon in her honor in the opening race. [Oisin Murphy Crowned Top Jockey at Royal Ascot, Pays Moving Tribute to Tiggy Hancock]

It’s electrolyte season! Learn more about electrolytes, the important role in hydration and cellular function in horses, when you might need to supplement them, and what research has shown about how they affect performance horses. [Practical Electrolyte Use in Horses]

How do you earn a horse’s trust? Olympian Debbie McDonald explains how to build trust for the horse’s mind and balance for his body. [A ‘Wholistic’ Way of Training with Debbie McDonald]

Podcast: Max Corcoran, President of the USEA & 5* event groom, joins host Nicole Brown to talk all things from preparations and time management tips to specific top-level grooming insights.  [USEA Podcast #286: Event Prep With Max]

Video: Congrats to Hayden Brown and Cooley Merrywell Mint, who recently won the Jr. Beginner Novice division at Aspen Farms!