Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces


Cooley Starstruck having sympathy for his fellow teammates after their big weekend @galwaydownsequestrian #tootiredtostand #horseshowhangover

Posted by Tamie Smith on Monday, April 1, 2019

I feel like it’s too early in the season to be experiencing this degree of horse show hangover, but here we are. Red Hills, Carolina, Galway … adrenal fatigue is real, and yet they just keep coming. Next up: The Fork at Tryon and Chattahoochee Hills this weekend, both of which are stocked ponds of Kentucky-bound entries on the hunt for a happy final warmup run. In Europe the big event is Poland’s Strzegom CCI4*-S, featuring its own roster of heavy-hitters, in New Zealand we’ve got the Kihikihi International CCI4*-S, and in Australia we’ve got the Quirindi Eventing CCI4*-S.

Hold onto your butts, EN. We’re in eventing high cotton!

National Holiday: National Tweed Day

Major Events This Week:

The Fork at Tryon CCI-S & HT [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills CCI-S & HT [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Events This Week:

Pine Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

CDCTA Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spring Bay H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

Help Larkin Hill H.T. build a Prelim cross country course! The Area 1 event has the operational infrastructure to add the Preliminary level to their July 21 event this year, but they need a hand with funding. Their goal is to raise $50,000, not only to help make this Preliminary division a reality this year (which will be possible with a generous loan of portable jumps from Fitch’s Corner and Millbrook), but to help build their own own obstacles for the future. Your support is most welcome and greatly appreciated! Ways to donate:  [GoFund Me] [American Horse Trials Foundation] [Larkin Hill Sponsorship]

Headed to The Fork at Tryon? Don’t miss the USEF Eventing Open Forum for athletes, owners and eventing stakeholders on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. on the porch of the Legends Club. Open forum will be immediately following the FEI Rider Briefing on Friday. [USA Eventing]

The vets of tomorrow are learning today. The Equine Studies Department at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey has introduced two new tools to enhance hands-on learning opportunities for students: the latest digital radiography and ultrasound technology. These advances, which can pinpoint many maladies but are used primarily to view tendon and ligament injuries, promise to deepen students’ understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to horses. [Centenary University Equine Studies Department]

Have weekend plans? Consider volunteering at an event! In addition to being a valuable educational experience and great way to give back to the sport, each event offers perks ranging from entry/schooling fees to gear and more. Sign up to volunteer via [Spring Bay H.T.] [Pine Hill Spring H.T.] [CDCTA Spring H.T.] [The Fork]

The USEA named Foxwood High as its April Horse of the Month. “Woody” and his co-pilot, Selena O’Hanlon, have been stalwarts for Team Canada in international competition and are off to a running start in 2019, winning last month’s Red Hills CCI4*-S. [USEA Horse of the Month: Foxwood High] He’s also made it to the Elite 8 of EN’s Event Horse March Madness bracket — the polls close Thursday at midnight so get those votes in today! [Event Horse March Madness: Elite 8!]

A table fence designed to collapse to prevent serious horse falls has been tested in the UK for the first time. The MIM clip table has been used in competitions abroad, but was jumped for the first time at a British event at Belton International last weekend. [Collapsible cross-country table trialled in UK for first time]

Hot on Horse Nation: Total Saddle Fit Tuesday Video — Being an Equestrian

Just in at Jumper Nation: How to Drive Your Trainer Absolutely Bonkers

Best of the Blogs: Olivia Alstad’s “Livin’ Eventing” blog is back with part 2 of her comprehensive series on what to expect as a working student. [Ultimate Working Pupil Startup Kit Pt.2]

Attwood Wisdom of the Week: