Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Screenshot from the 2020 Tom Bass Seminar.

We’re thrilled to see the Tom Bass Seminar on Diversity in Equestrian Sports returning for a third session later this month on Saturday, November 20. The seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on November 20 and focuses in on conversations about race and diversity as they pertain to the horse world. The Tom Bass Seminar was launched in 2019 as part of the annual Day of the African Equestrian (DOTAE) celebrations.

This year’s edition will feature the following panels: Domestic Sport, Youth, Media and International. The seminar will pay tribute to equestrians of color participating in the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo as riders, coaches, officials and members of supporting delegations. This year’s roster will be a mix of returning panelists as well as some very exciting new voices, to be announced soon. The event will be moderated by Melvin Cox, Managing Director of SportsQuest International, LLC and a Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Free online registration for the seminar is now open here.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Tryon International Three-Day Event (Tryon, Nc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Stream] [Volunteer]

Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks (Reddick, Fl.): [Website] [Volunteer]

River Glen H.T. (New Market, Tn.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

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Area IX is seeking a new coach for its Young Rider program! The area is seeking a two-year commitment from a minimum ICP Level 3 coach and experience coaching at the Preliminary level and higher, among other qualifications. Click here to see more about the opening.

We’ve all been there: we leave the start box and soon our horse starts to zone out and lose focus. If this sounds familiar, this advice article from Practical Horseman might be useful to have in your bookmarks.

Get to know Cole Horn, fresh off of a whirlwind trip to compete at the World Young Horse Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Angers last month with MBF Cooley Permission To Land, in the latest USEA podcast. Cole was this year’s recipient of the Holekamp/Turner Grant to compete overseas at Le Lion with a top-ranked U.S. young event horse.

In more signs of continuing trouble at Equestrian Canada, show jumping team chef d’equips Mark Laskin has resigned. The resignation, which will take place with immediate effect, cited multiple issues not the least of which was the lack of a continuing contract despite the fact that Mr. Laskin continued to perform his contracted duties through this year.

Emily King is a busy girl. She’s had a lot of changes in recent years and has been candidly open about her struggles with mental health. Everything Horse caught up with the British eventing star in this column.

Maryland 5 Star winner Boyd Martin welcomed home an old friend, his former WEG and Olympic reservist Remington XXV, who has taken up post as riding instructor for Boyd’s son, Nox. Don’t miss the cute update here.

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If you’re a Laura Collett fan (and, really, who isn’t these days?), then you’ll want to add this H&C+ special, “Laura Collett: Ride of My Life”, to your library to watch! This story comes after Laura’s first 5* win at Pau last year, and it’s fun to watch back with the context in mind of a newly acquired Olympic medal. Click here to check it out with your H&C+ membership.

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