Wednesday News & Notes

Settling into the KHP stalls. Photo via Lisa Marie Fergusson’s FB page.

The pilgrimage to the Kentucky Horse Park is well underway, with more than 900 horses riding down centerline from Tuesday through Friday, with stadium wrapping up on Sunday afternoon. Every competitor will have a chance to at least ride stadium in the Rolex Stadium, a huge reason so many of competitors have trekked to Lexington; it’s not every day one has a chance to ride on hallowed ground.

National Holiday: Race Your Mouse Day…

Major Weekend Events:

#AEC2019: WebsiteScheduleRide TimesLive ScoringLive StreamEN’s CoverageUSEA’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

Attention #AEC2019 Intermediate competitors: the start of cross-country has been pushed back 30 minutes due to lighting concerns. Please check your ride times. [Ride Times]

The eventing community is still reeling from the sudden loss of superwoman Ann Haller. A small service for Ann’s family a few close friends will be this Saturday, with a larger celebration of Ann’s life planned for a later date. If you’d like to contribute something in Ann’s memory, please consider a donation to the United States Pony Club Annual Fund or to the Roger Haller Education Fund. [USEA Foundation]

Meanwhile the American Eventing Championships are in full swing, with both Preliminary and Intermediate divisions riding dressage yesterday. Tamie Smith and Boyd Martin own the Intermediate division leaderboard but some new names top the charts in the Preliminary divisions. [Hoofprints Laid On Hallowed Ground]

Imagine growing up in Burghley’s backyard and standing on the top of the Leaf Pit, dreaming of jumping it one day. Eliza Stoddart is doing just that, making her first Burghley attempt next weekend on Priorspark Opposition Free. She grew up in a Pony Club right around the corner. [Burghley First Timers]

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