Wednesday News & Notes from Ecovet

Photo via Cindy Lawler on Facebook.

I’m loving all of the memories dug up and posted on social media these days. I happened upon some old photos from Cindy Lawler on my feed yesterday, some of which were of the program from the 1988 Badminton Horse Trials. I particularly love Cindy’s notes from walking cross country, depicted above, which succinctly sum up Badders in just a few words: “hell of a drop,” “huge drop” and “difficult approach.” We’d say we agree with those, even today!

National Holiday: Today is International Dance Day so …”like no one’s watching” and all that jazz.

Sinead Halpin penned a candid and poignant column for Learning how to navigate an entirely unprecedented new reality is a challenge, and Sinead has some helpful reminders about perspective and “riding the wave.” [We’re All Learning How to Ride This Wave]

Back on course at Windurra USA: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that his administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities starting Friday. Recreational areas (they name golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds as examples) may reopen statewide and must follow the latest business guidance for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus. A cross country course certainly qualifies as recreational, right? Heck of a lot more fun than a fishing trip, IMO. Boyd and Silva Martin announced today that their facility, Windurra USA, would re-open for schooling on Friday. [Windurra USA Schooling will Re-Open Friday May 1st!]

A special meeting of the FEI Board brought forth some resolutions based on proposals put forth by the Calendar Task Force. As competitions across disciplines scramble to reschedule and otherwise rearrange their year, proposals on how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic have been reviewed. Key takeaways concerning eventing include a postponement of discussion of FEI Championships, confirmation that National Federations and Organizers have not been guaranteed exclusivity for rescheduled dates, as well as timeline requirements for date applications/modifications. You can view the full rundown from the meeting here.

As equine deaths from African Horse Sickness continue to afflict the Thailand community, a vaccine has begun distributing and horses are being kept in strict, netted quarantine to help slow the spread of the midge-borne disease. [AHS Deaths Near 500 in Thailand, Vaccinations Begin]

Wednesday Video Break: USEA President Max Corcoran joined Glenn the Geek on the Horse Radio Network’s “Live at Five” show this week. Max is always a wonderful interview, and this conversation broaches many topics regarding eventing and how the coronavirus has affected the industry:

HRN Live at Five: Eventing Post Corona and Horse Shows Getting it Wrong

US Eventing Assoc. President Max Corcoran discusses the way forward for Eventing post Corona. Plus, Glenn addresses how some horse shows are getting their communications all wrong. Monday at 5pm ET on the Horses in the Morning FB Page.

Posted by Horses in the Morning on Monday, April 27, 2020

Independent Study: Ecovet Outperforms All Other Repellents* in Both Efficacy and Duration

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