Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve fallen totally and utterly head over heels for Charlotte Dujardin‘s Gio, or ‘Pumpkin’, as he’s known to his pals. He’s so small! So orange! Such a little try-hard! And at only ten years old, he’ll likely be around to add a bit of pony power to the world stages of dressage for a long time to come. I hope Charlotte always lets him hang his medals off his teensy-weensy earsies. (Mind you, we must give a big nod to Charlotte herself, here – she won her fifth Olympic medal yesterday, putting her on equal footing with Dame Kathleen Grainger as the most decorated British female Olympian of all time!)

Yesterday in Tokyo:

U.S. Weekend Preview

Coconino Summer H.T.: [Website] [Live Scores and Times]

Hunt Club Farms H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Olney Farm H.T: [Website] [Entry Status/Live Scores]

Wednesday Reading List:

Burghley’s longtime director Liz Inman is stepping down after 16 years in the role and four decades working at the event.

Need a bit more inspiration from the dressage ring? Rebecca Langwost-Barlow has exactly what you need, after coming back from a nearly career-ending fall and a long pandemic to win at Grand Prix. 

Lusitanos are having their moment in the sun after capturing hearts during the dressage. Find out more about the progression of the breed – and ogle some gorgeous photos – here. 

Bit of an equine nutrition buff? Then you’ll be keen to find out more about new research that suggests that we’re not taking fermentation into account when planning our horses’ meals.

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To steam or not to steam? That’s the question, and Haygain has a new case study on the effects and benefits of hay steaming in their latest blog.

Wednesday Video:

It’s time to catch up on day four’s highlights from the BBC!