Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Photo by Kate Lokey.

Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is proud to partner with the USEA this week for the 2021 American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena Feed. Be on the lookout for SEE stickers and this awesome jump adorned with the SEE banner! To learn more about and donate to Strides for Equality Equestrians’ efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in equestrian sports, click here.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

#AEC2021 (Lexington, Ky.): [Website] [Ride Times/Live Scores] [Live Stream] [Volunteer]

Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (Revere, Pa.): [Website]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, Ga.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. (Cle Elum, Wa.): [Website] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Silverwood Farm H.T. (Camp Lake, Wi.): [Website]

Major International Events:

Bicton Arena CCI5*: [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Live Stream]

Wednesday Reading List:

Who’s inspired you at AEC this week? We want to know! Entries are now open for our “Kentucky Performance of the Week” contest in partnership with Kentucky Performance Products. Nominate someone competing this week who’s inspired you on their journey, and we’ll select a winner to receive a big bucket full of KPP goodies! More info on how to enter here.

Want to take a look at what the AEC competitors will be tackling on cross country this week? Check out a preview of each level’s track here.

While you’re at it, check out some Fast Facts curated by the USEA for this week’s American Eventing Championships — and there are a lot of them!

“Listen to your horse. What is he telling you? How is he feeling today?” It’s how international show jumper Peter Lutz introduced himself in a recent clinic hosted for Detroit Horse Power students. Eight students had the opportunity to learn from Peter in this two-day clinic last month, and you can read about it in this article from The Chronicle of the Horse.

Haygain is wishing all AEC competitors good rides and great fun this week! And guess what! The Training Level Amateur Championship winner this week will get to take home a Haygain steamer of their own! Longtime Haygain user Allison Springer will present the award after show jumping. Good luck to all!

Are you an equestrian workaholic? It’s ok, we are too. It’s hard to define success as a rider, and often it can seem like all the hustle is in vain. writer Megan Roswech shares her thoughts as a lifelong equestrian workaholic in her latest essay.

Wednesday Video Break:

We’ve been loving the stories coming out of the Paralympics, so we dug up this video to learn a bit more about para dressage: