Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

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The Equestrians 4 Equity (E4E) Clinic Series was the brainchild of Cooper’s Run Stables and Dark Horse Design Studios. The clinic series was created for progressive equestrians to build community through participation in a series of clinics that will benefit Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE), whose mission is to create equitable opportunities for equestrians of color. And check out these awesome goodie bags from the event’s sponsors, all designed by Dark Horse Design Studios!

Upcoming clinicians on the schedule include Matt Brown, Hilary Moore Herbert, and Heather Gillette. Click here to learn more about the E4E Clinic Series.

Women’s History Bit of the Day:

Equestrian sports have long been heralded as one of the few “equal” playing fields in sports, on which men and women compete against one another versus in separate divisions. However, there’s a disparity in the number of medals earned by women compared to men. Why is this? We’ve got two deep dives into this topic as we get into Women’s History Month: this one from Justine Griffin of Heels Down Mag and this piece by Andrea Oakes of Horse & Hound (note: this article has a paywall).

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Full Gallop Farm March H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. (Altoona, Fl.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Sporting Days Farm March H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Wednesday News & Reading:

Are you or someone you know looking for somewhere to pursue your riding education, but unsure where to start? White Oak Stables in Warrenton, Virginia, is offering a scholarship for riders from diverse backgrounds to receive weekly lessons on scholarship beginning in May. You can learn more about this scholarship opportunity here.

Copper Meadows (Ramona, Ca.) is monitoring the EHV-1 outbreak in California as their March H.T. approaches (3/18-20). You can follow their Facebook page for the latest updates on the status of the competition. Their latest update indicates that no haul-in horses will be accepted through March 7, and horses coming on grounds for the event will be required to have documentation of vaccination.

Honestly, I could read about the origin of horse names all day — usually there’s a good story behind the unique names! In this USEA column, meet OTTB Justforthehalibut aka “Fish”.

Dust in the barn can spell discomfort for your horses. What are some ways to stay on top of the inevitable dust bunnies? This blog from Haygain has some advice.

Hot on Horse Nation: All month, check out the HN series “Equine Girl Bosses”, and the first one is well worth a read! From 1474 until 1504, during the reign of Isabella I of Castille — best known for funding the exploits of Christopher Columbus — horses would play a pivotal part in ruling over a unified Spain. Read more here.

Watch This on H&C+: Don’t forget to become an H&C+ member to follow along with this week’s Grand-Prix Eventing at the Aiken Horse Park!

H&C has an incredible line-up of events coming up in the next month, including:
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Video Break: Check out newly-minted eventer and SEE Ever So Sweet Scholarship winner Sierra Lesny, learning with William Fox-Pitt this week. We think she’s hooked!