The competitors are firmly entrenched at the beautiful Rebecca Farm now, and as a result gorgeous Montana scenery is dominating my Facebook feed. It’s not a bad thing to look at, but wow it is making me jealous. This event is definitely on my bucket list, but without a job where I can take weeks off at a time, it’s much more likely that I will attend as a spectator one day than a competitor. Good luck to all the competitors and safe travels to those still making their way there.
U.S. Weekend Preview:
A British dressage rider was killed retrieving horses from the field. Samantha Cawkwell, 31, was sadly found dead in her horses’ field on July 19. She appears to have been kicked in the head and neck while bringing in a horse. [Tributes Flood In]
Heritage Farm is offering a Ride A Course on August 1. This is a similar concept to a Ride a Test, but instead of a dressage test, riders complete a jump course. After completing the jump course in front of judge William Godbold, riders will receive brief instruction from Bruce Mandeville, then jump the course again. The rides will be video taped and riders will receive a flash drive with their footage at the end of the day. [Ride A Course, Toast Your Horse]
This week in Horse & Hound’s Numbers: Our own Liz Halliday-Sharp makes the cut in British eventing after she scored the low dressage score at Tweseldown about her BE100 horse Gorsehill Lobo. [Eventing in Numbers]
Coconino hosted their annual Three-Days this past weekend. In the midst of Pan Ams and NAJYRC, coverage of other events was left a bit by the wayside. Down in Arizona, Coconino hosted their annual T3D, which was won by Devon Belding on her 11 year old ISH Sandretti. In the Novice Three Day, Grace Lebrecht triumphed with Livin’ On a Prayer. [Coconino Hosts Three Days]
SmartPak Product of the Day: While my horse is a good drinker, and receives daily electrolytes, he still tends to dehydrate at shows from all the effort he puts out. To help him drink more water and keep his system hydrated, I like to give him a boost with a single dose syringe of SmartLyte electrolytes. [SmartPak]
Let’s throw it back to Rebecca 2010, with a CIC3* coursewalk.