Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Please join the EN team in sending all the positive vibes to Tom Carlile’s European Championships mount Upsilon, who is battling the sudden onset of a severe neurological condition. Upsilon, an 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian stallion who holds the Event Rider Masters dressage record, was only just coming into his prime. While Tom said Upsilon is unlikely to ever compete again, at this point he is solely hoping to save the horse’s life. Bon courage, Upsilon!

National Holiday: First Day of Spring 🌸

Major Events This Week:

Carolina International CCI & HT: Website, Entry Status, Ride Times, Live Scores, EN’s Coverage

U.S. Events This Week:

Stable View Spring Horse Trials [Final Scores]

MDHT March Starter Trial [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Poplar Place March Horse Trials [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop March Schooling Show II [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Southern Arizona Eventing Association HT [Website] [Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

If you’re like me and were refreshing the Badminton entries page ever since closing date, you were finally rewarded yesterday! The entry list absolutely lives up to the hype. Jonelle Price and Classic Moet are returning to defend their title, along with a slew of top contenders. [Badminton 2019 entries revealed: the defending champion, world medallists and first-timers]

The first of 10 USEA Charles Owen Technical Merit competitions for the 2019 season took place in the Training divisions at Pine Top Advanced Horse Trials last month. Campbell Jones and her own Patras VR won the Junior award, while Alison Kroviak and her own Dolce won the Adult Amateur Award. [Jones and Kroviak Prevail in Charles Owen Technical Merit at Pine Top]

Ever wanted to have your OTTB evaluated by a top event rider? Be sure to follow the OTTB Critique series presented by USEA and Athletux. This month, Sharon White shares her thoughts on Valhalla, who was originally adopted from CANTER Illinois by the late Philippa Humphreys. Ashley DeWitt, who trained with Philippa, now competes Valhalla. [OTTB Critique Presented by Athletux: Valhalla]

It is a somber time on the Sunshine Tour as show jumping groom Vicente Quinta Sanchez died in a lorry fire on Monday, March 18. He was inside the living area of the lorry when the fire started at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time. The cause of the fire is not yet known. [Show jumping groom dies in lorry fire on Sunshine Tour]

Attwood Wisdom of the Week: 

You want grass in the paddocks, not in your arena. If by chance you have let your arena go because you have been away, or buying a facility that the arena has not been taken care of and the weeds are blooming … DON’T RIP IT OUT!

Ripping out grass and weeds might harm your base and can cause serious long term damage to the health and well being of your footing. Spray the culprits with your choice of weed killer or better yet, a vinegar/dishwashing soap solution that will kill the roots.

You want grass in the paddocks, not in your arena. If by chance you have let your arena go because you…

Posted by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces on Tuesday, March 19, 2019