Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

I’ve just landed in Kentucky for the first Equitana USA trade fair and exhibition, happening this weekend, October 1-3. Equitana is a bit of a multi-purpose trip for me: it’s a great opportunity to meet our sponsors in person, maybe meet some new ones, and dabble in some event coverage for our sister site, Horse Nation. Horse Nation’s editor, DeAnn Sloan, is joining me in Kentucky this week and we’re looking forward to experiencing Equitana and all of its jam-packed schedule. You can click here to view the happenings and buy your tickets.

One session I’m particularly keen to check out is the “Closing The Gap” panel, featuring Nicole Byrd of Detroit Horse Power, Patricia Kelly of Ebony Horsewomen, and Dr. Anastasia Curwood of Strides for Equality Equestrians. The session will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 2:45 pm on the Shadowfax Main Stage at Kentucky Horse Park. Click here to view more about the panel and here to purchase your tickets.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Fleur de Leap H.T. (Folsom, La.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

Jump Start H.T. and Area VIII Championships (Lexington, Ky.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Larkin Hill H.T. (North Chatham, Ny.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm + Area II Championships (Adamstown, Md.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. (Nashville, Tn.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Moqui Meadows H.T. (Greeley, Co.): [Website]

Spokane Sport Horse Seventh Annual Fall H.T. (Spokane, Wa.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Sundance Farm H.T. (Plymouth, Wi.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Willow Draw Charity Show (Weatherford, Tx.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Wednesday Reading List:

What does it mean to possess emotional intelligence when it comes to riding? Well, we all know that horses are mirrors of our internal thoughts and emotions — even more so than ourselves, sometimes — so it comes as no surprise that successfully managing emotions will translate to better riding. This piece from the FEI provides some insights on accomplishing this challenge.

What happens when you decide to bring your horse along for the adventure on your overseas military assignment? Well, Chronicle of the Horse Blogger Lindsey Colburn has done just that, relocating with her horse to the UK for her new assignment — and she’s written about her initial impressions here.

Aiming for the Classic Three-Day at Waredaca this fall? Exciting news! The Preliminary Classic Three-Day will be offering jackpot prize money. The Jackpot is currently at $2,000 but is anticipated to rise, and the winning rider will take home 50% of the prize pot. Learn more here.

Heading to Morven Park’s inaugural CCI4*-L? If you plan to apply for media credentials, you can do so here. Registered media will receive a press pass, parking pass, invites to media events, and more — all media reps planning to attend are asked to register.

Watch This Wednesday:

What’s new on H&C+ this week? If you’re a dressage fan, there is plenty of action to take in from Dressage At Devon, which returns this week to the storied Pennsylvania venue. Catch all of the action, all week long with your H&C+ subscription! Plus, relive Osberton, Blenheim Palace, Bicton and more with on-demand live stream coverage. Click here to subscribe to H&C+.

Wednesday Video Break:

Ride around Stable View’s CCI3*-S with Elisa Wallace and Sharp Decision: