Wednesday News & Notes from Ecovet

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my horse show photographer friends, as the suspended event season has sidelined their incomes and their livelihoods. And of course, I just miss seeing them!

Even in this down time we can still support them, though. Now is a great time to go online and purchase that great photo that reminds you of that foot-perfect cross country run you had last year, or the year before. I saw that Amy Dragoo has unlocked all the galleries from over the years, so that even if you haven’t subscribed you can relive your memories. And she’s also offering 20% off all orders with the code StayHome20! Another tip: If you don’t already follow Shannon Brinkman on Instagram, you should — her posts in this time of crisis have been so uplifting.

Our community is wonderful at coming together and supporting one another in times of need. Let’s keep finding creative ways to send out the love!

National Holiday: National Manatee Appreciation Day

USEA has come through with some great reads and resources for our sport in these difficult times. A few of favorites from the past couple days: Top 10 Tips for Staying Positive During the Pandemic with Melissa StubenbergFrom the Ground Up with Tik Maynard: Part TwoResources for Eventing Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19, and Amanda Miller Finds a Way to Keep Busy and Give Back.

Event Clinics temporarily enabled board and equestrian services payments through the EC platform through May 31, 2020. This is a great service for professionals who are concerned about the contagion risk of accepting paper checks and currency from clients, or for equestrian businesses struggling financially to cope with the impact of public health measures and need to get paid quickly. [ECInstantPay]

Stable View Farm in Aiken, SC, has one to two opportunities available within its team. The positions involve helping to organize around 40 events a year including eventing, dressage and hunter-jumper shows, as well as coordinating corporate retreats, family reunions and weddings. Please send your resume to Barry Olliff at [email protected]. [Show Secretary Position Available]

Lexington-based fitness coach Tony Sandoval is offering a free six-week workout program for riders. Says one of his clients, “I’ve been doing private online sessions with him for a couple months and the improvement in my riding is evident to my trainers.” Thanks to Tony and others out there who are doing their bit to help keep riders motivated in this down time. [Coach Sando Training]

“For the Love of the Horse” is a free live interactive webinar series featuring industry experts on horse health topics. The topic of the upcoming session is “Laminitis: Understanding the Disease and Best Practices in Prevention” presented by James A. Orsini, DVM, director of the Laminitis Institute at New Bolton Center. The webinar takes place on Sunday, March 29th at 7 p.m. EST. Can’t make it to the live webinar? Register for the free shareable Video on Demand option. “For the Love of the Horse” is presented by Back on Track, Ice Horse, The Competitive Equestrian and Etalon Equine Genetics. [Register]

Best of the Blogs: Does social distancing have you working from home? Lisa Slade, editor of Untacked and aspiring pajama pant model, shares her top tips for creating a comfortable work environment and establishing an efficient routine in the latest COTH Staff Blog. Bonus points for cute pics of her corgi, Leo.  [Welcome To My Life: 6 Work-From-Home Tips For A New World]

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