Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Don’t forget: the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are happening now! Dressage officially kicked off on Wednesday, Tokyo time, with the First Horse Inspection, and the competition will open tomorrow (very early Thursday morning, U.S. time) with Grade II riders leading off. Click here to view the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule and results.

Let’s catch up a bit with the U.S. team. Be sure to give them all a follow and support their efforts this week. Good luck to all!

U.S. Weekend Preview

Five Points H.T. (Raeford, Nc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. (Poolesville, Md.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

Shepherd Ranch H.T. (Santa Ynez, Ca.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Town Hill Farm H.T. (Lakeville, Ct.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Major International Events:

Land Rover Blair Castle International H.T. (Atholl, Scotland): [Website] [Schedule] [Entries/Times/Scores]

Millstreet International H.T. (Millstreet, Ireland) : [Website] [Scores]

Wooroloo Bates Saddles International H.T. (Perth, Australia): [Website]

Wednesday News & Notes:

The long-awaited USEA American Eventing Championships are almost upon us! With a record number of entries received following last year’s postponement, and with it being the last year AEC is hosted at Kentucky Horse Park (for the foreseeable future at least), it’s sure to be a weekend to remember in the Bluegrass State. Get all the info you need to know for next week in the USEA AEC info hub here.

We heart volunteers! Spotlighted in the most recent VIP Volunteer column on the USEA is California’s Golly Martin, who has been an invaluable help to both riders and events alike. Read all about her lifelong dedication to the sport here.

German gold medalist Andreas Dibowski keeps it simple when it comes to teaching cross country riding. The word you need to know? “Forward”. In this article from Practical Horseman, learn more about the foundational skills Andreas uses to instill proper instincts and good riding in his students.

You won’t want to miss out on Equitana this year, happening in October at Kentucky Horse Park! With a Phillip Dutton clinic, bodywork seminars, a full shopping experience, and many other exhibitions aimed at all aspects of equestrian sport, Equitana promises to be a true celebration of the horse. Click here to find your tickets.

Wednesday Video:

Get to know the Para-Dressage competition happening in Tokyo: