Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Shelby and Ginger in 2005. SRD Photography.

Going through some old stuff at my parents house led me to a CD of photos from a schooling show in 2005. I was 12 at the time, and my horse, Ginger, was six. These were such a blast from the past. I loved finding these old photos of this amazing mare.

National Holiday: National Limerick Day

Tuesday News: 

The summer calendar remains murky, but the USEA has all cancellations and announcements for you to stay up to date: [Event Cancellations and Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)]

In case you missed it, we announced on Friday that the 2021 FEI European Championships have been canceled. Eventing was to be held in early August at France’s Haras du Pin but the dates directly conflict with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Officials deny any plans to reschedule. The organizers have already announced to the FEI their wish to become a candidate for the 2023 Championships. [FEI European Championships In Olympic And Paralympic Disciplines Canceled For 2021]

A French auction, “Trésors de champions,” raised €36,238 raised to support riding schools and pony clubs hard hit by the Covid crisis. Among the items bid upon was the Hermès saddle of Astier Nicolas, winner of team eventing gold at Rio in 2016. Stéphane Colas laid out 2,580 Euros for this special birthday present for his daughter. [French Horse Riding Federation]

US Equestrian and the USEA are hosting a joint informational webinar session to review a safe return to competition and discuss key topics relevant to eventing. The webinar takes place Wednesday, May 13 at 3 p.m. ET. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance when registering. Pre-webinar question submissions will close at 5 p.m. today. [Register Now]

We love seeing equestrians giving their fellow horse owners a leg up. Tryon Riding & Hunt Club offered a grant of up to $2,500 to match community donations to help Foothills Equine Rescue Association (FERA) provide support to local horse people having a hard time paying their bills and caring for their horses in the midst of the pandemic. Upon sending out a call for support, donations from the community reached $2,500 match maximum. [FERA]

Whether you’re watching videos of yourself or of others, there’s a lot to learn. [5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Riding From Home (Yes, It’s Really Possible)]

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Posted by Cooley Farm on Thursday, May 7, 2020