Wednesday News & Notes from Ecovet

Happy news to begin the day, as the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton outside of London has officially been able to reopen its doors. The coronavirus pandemic and ensuring shutdowns have affected many similar organizations, which is a tough dilemma as so many thrive on their access to programs such as the Ebony Horse Club. Now more than ever, these programs need assistance to ensure they can remain in operation in a post-COVID world. Not sure where to start? I would recommend a Google search for “equestrian access program” or “equestrian nonprofit near me” – those may get you started in the right direction. You never know what may be near you!

National Holiday: Today is National Give Something Away Day. Michi, if you’re reading this, I wear a size fischerRocana please.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Full Gallop Farm HT: [Website][Entry Status]

Virginia CCI and HT: [Website][Entry Status]

Silverwood Farm Summer HT: [Website]

Full Moon Farm HT: [Website][Entry Status]

Course Brook Farm HT: [Website][Entry Status]

Galway Downs HT: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times]

Wednesday Reading List:

Another Instagram rabbit hole led me to this awesome small business, The Positive Equestrian, aka Marina Layton. Marina is an equestrian blogger who wants more than anything for every rider to feel included and seen. To that end, Marina was inspired to create the Equestrians Unite collection showcasing riders of color with an artsy flair. Each likeness in this collection was brought to life by a rider who inspired Marina. You can shop The Positive Equestrian here.

Running a barn should be like running a well-oiled machine. How do some of the top show barns do it? A little organization goes a long way, and Nö collected some practical ways to improve the business, organizational side of the house … err … barn.

How does Lauren Nicholson introduce ditches, banks, and water? The Chronicle of the Horse caught up with the Olympic eventer to find out how she introduces new elements to the many young horses learning in her program. Lauren is well-respected for her thoughtful approach to training horses, and you’ll be sure to pick up some useful tips here.

Wednesday Video:
How would your horse do on these conditioning sets?

Horses train on the sand dunes!

Wow! What an awesome place to train racehorses 😍🎥 @Devaracinggroup

Posted by At The Races on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Ecovet is an entirely different type of fly spray … and you apply it to your horse in a different way, too. With fly season upon us, we’re sharing some tips for how to best apply Ecovet: