“For too long, the horse show world has chosen to ignore the extreme social injustice embedded in American policy and tradition. We are an insular community with a gross amount of wealth and white privilege, and thus we choose the path of ignorance.”
If you read nothing else today, read this story from The Chronicle. Then read Tilly’s News and Notes from yesterday. I would like to echo Tilly’s aim to keep Eventing Nation a safe space for horse enthusiasts of any color. Our sport is not immune from these injustices that we see every day, but we can work together to create a more equitable space.
National Holiday: National Leave the Office Early Day (erm, read the room national calendar!)
COIVD-19 will likely sent ripples through our event calendar for the rest of the year. There have been many changes to upcoming events. You’ll find a complete list of cancellations here.
Top dressage rider Juan Matute Guimón has woken from a medically induced coma following a brain bleed. The most recent scans “couldn’t have been better” and though he remains on a ventilator, he is sitting up and interacting with his family. [Top rider takes ‘huge step forward’ in recovery from brain bleed]
When you make a riding mistake, it’s important to learn how to improve. But it’s equally important to be able to move on and not dwell on previous error. This is a brain exercise that you can perfect at home so you’re ready the next time you hit the saddle. [When You Make a Mistake, What Do You Do With It?]
Tuesday Video: A fun swap.