Wednesday News & Notes

The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. has announced the launch of a new website chronicling the stories and impact of Black Americans in the horse industry. Made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the International Museum of the Horse, the new website,, is intended to act as a resource for research and education in understanding the rich history of Black equestrians.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Rocking Horse December H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status]

Sporting Days Farm H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Major International Events:

Portugal Winter Tour Week 3: [Website] [Entries]

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The United States Hunter Jumper Association is hosting a Diversity and Inclusion session as a part of its virtual annual meeting this month. You can register here to tune in on Friday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Nina Ligon became the first female eventer from an Asian country to compete in the Olympic Games in 2012, and this is one milestone she reflects on in her most recent think piece on Medium.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Retired Racehorse Thoroughbred Makeover. Currently scheduled for October 17-21, 2021, the Makeover will play host to competitors from both the 2020 and 2021 eligibility years to make up for the cancelation of the 2020 Makeover. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2021 – click here to learn more.

What impact do fireworks have on horses? UK equine welfare charity The Blue Cross has launched a survey to dig into this topic more after concerned animal owners have petitioned to ban sales of fireworks to the public.

Want to support the Kentucky Three-Day Event? The organizing nonprofit for the event, Equestrian Events Inc., has been hit hard by the pandemic and has put together a fundraising auction to help. You can view the items and place your bid for the auction, which runs through Tuesday, December 8, here.

Wednesday Video Break: Want to get a feel for the new Equestriad World Tour mobile game? Here’s some gameplay and review for you to chew on while you decide which horse to buy first.