The American team has settled into training camp at Gavilan while the Canadians make themselves at home at Morningside Training Farm to get to peak fitness. In t-minus one week, we’ll be watching shiny horses on a jog strip in Tryon!
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
Big news for Advanced competitors trying to qualify for next year’s AECs! In order to boost entries, the Adequan Gold Cup Advanced Final will now be open to qualifying scores achieved at any 3*, 4* or Advanced! This matches up with the qualification requirements at Intermediate, and allows the entries at the top level of the AECs to grow. [Important Changes Coming]
One thing Colorado does well is provide gorgeous backgrounds for stunning photos. Full disclosure, I’ve been to the Colorado Horse Park three times and it’s been hands down one of my favorite venues to compete at. Although the haul is much too long for me to make as a working amateur based out East, these photos bring me back to one of my favorite competition sites. [Eventing at the Base of the Mountains]
And now for something completely different. This is non-WEG, non-eventing related, but still just as interesting. Jocelyn Pierce took an interlude to the Mongol Derby this year and recounts how her perspective changed in an instant after day one. [Everybody Has a Plan]
Attwood Wisdom of the Week: Gavilan and Attwood Collaborate for Innovation
Gavilan Farm’s first project with Attwood Equestrian Surfaces could not have been more monumental, to build a nine furlong gallop with a 450 foot rise. Not a traditional oval, but a track that would wind its way up from the “start box” to a jump field located on the other side of Gavilan Farm.
“Everything about this project was epic in scope. So the right team had to be pulled together and that started with Attwood,” said Will. “We were moving a lot of dirt around, re sculpting the land… I needed my team to see the vision. Nick and Edwin were a vital part of the success of the track. I could not be happier with how it turned out.”
The track encompasses a 65-acre parcel of land to the south of the farm. There is a steady 15° rise that adds another element to the conditioning of the horses. The track sets into the land so that it really seems to be a part of the natural landscape. This track attracts the best riders in the country as a destination training facility.
Want to know more about the most advanced footing solutions on the market today please call Attwood Equestrian Surfaces at 888-461-7788.