Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Today I traded my white jeans for a pair of britches and a stock tie (I had no idea how to tie it). Thank you Wendy and the Cheshire Hunt for an incredible day!

Posted by Kareem Rosser on Saturday, March 27, 2021

I’m eagerly looking forward to the virtual book club hosted by the Optimum Youth Equestrian Scholarship happening tomorrow and centering around Kareem Rosser’s memoir, Crossing the Line. I’m still in the process of writing a review (cliff notes: go read it!), but suffice it to say that Kareem’s experiences and perspective have stayed with me since finishing the book. Now it looks like Kareem is one step closer to joining the dark side becoming an eventer – after all, many event riders also flock to the hunt scene!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

The Fork at TIEC: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Pine Hill H.T.: [Website] [Volunteer]

Rocking Horse Spring H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

International Preview:

🇬🇧 Aston-Le-Walls Elite: [Website]

🇦🇺 WAYER International CCI: [Website] [Entries]

Wednesday Reading List:

Dominique Mungin knows the disciplines of hunters, jumpers, and equitation like the back of her hand. A lifetime of horses lives in her blood, and she recently took some time to reflect on her experiences both as a rider and as a person of color on how the industry has changed and can continue to evolve in this piece from The Plaid Horse.

Our weekly email newsletter got a facelift! We’ve transitioned to our all-new weekly email, the EN #ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)! Catch up on news you may have missed from the week, as well as useful links for the upcoming weekend’s events. It’s free to sign up – you can do so here.

Want to win a VIP trip to the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? The Land Rover VIP sweepstakes is returning this year with a slight twist due to ongoing limitations on spectators per the USEF. But it’s still worth entering for next year: the price includes four VIP Hospitality Passes, a private course walk, a tailgate space, swag, and much more for 2022. Click here to enter.

The first competition for the newly-formed USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) happened at the Ocala Winter I H.T. earlier this month in Florida. The first IEL team challenge featured five teams and 25 pairs, and you can read all about the action in this report.

In her latest blog for the Chronicle, Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Lauren Sprieser muses about the concept of a support system and how intrinsically valuable it is. I related, and you might too – read more here.

Want to learn more about peak equine respiratory health? Don’t miss this webinar hosted by Canada’s Ontario and Trillium Hunter Jumper associations and Dr. Wren Burnley, DVM. Learn more and sign up here.

Wednesday Video Break:

Hop in the time machine to The Fork at its original venue in Norwood, Nc., circa 2013. This year’s running of The Fork commences this weekend at the event’s new home, Tryon International Equestrian Center.