Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Photo Courtesy of Nora Huynh-Watkins.

I was so excited to hear that Nora Huynh-Watkins was named as the Summer 2022 Ever So Sweet Scholarship recipient from Strides for Equality Equestrians. Since the Ever So Sweet Scholarship’s creation in 2020, two riders have benefitted from the education and exposure gained with help from the program. Honestly, it’s made me quite envious, but all of these riders have ambitions to help serve the greater equestrian community as they move forward and I think it’s so important to have opportunities like this available to open those pathways. After all, our sport is only as big as the number of people it reaches, and I have no doubt that the ESS graduates will go on to help grow our community!

To learn more about ESS and learn when you’ll be able to apply for a future round, please click here.

U.S. Weekend Preview

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

Galway Downs Spring H.T. (Temecula, Ca.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Hitching Post Farm H.T. (South Royalton, Vt.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T. (Ocala, Fl.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

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

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Tyler, Tx.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Unionville May H.T. (Unionvilla, Pa.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

WindRidge Farm Spring H.T. (Mooresboro, Nc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Winona H.T. (Hanoverton, Oh.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

FEI Nations Cup CCIO4*-S/WEG Test Event (Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy): [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Scoring] [EN’s Coverage] [Live Stream]

Wednesday News & Reading

He did it! Dom Schramm completed a lifelong goal of finishing Badminton and he’s done just that with Bolytair B. ICYMI, Dom’s been blogging for The Chronicle during his time overseas, and his last installment is a reflection on the final phases of competition. Read it here.

We loved running into our buddies at Haygain at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event! If you visited the trade fair indoors, chances are you followed the delicious smell of steamed hay right to the Haygain booth. Read the recap of Haygain’s weekend in Kentucky here.

I really appreciated this candid reflection on Badminton from Pippa Funnell, who’s no stranger to success but experienced a down weekend this year at the British 5*. Pippa had the unfortunate luck of being held while her close friend, Nicola Wilson, was attended to after a bad fall, and the weekend never really got right in the end. We always idolize these top riders for their high moments, but Pippa’s candor here is even more valuable in my opinion.

Have a horse dealing with ulcers? Two keys that might be useful: forage and starch/sugar intake. Read more on this topic over on

Video Break

This definitely looks right up my alley: Frankie Thieriot-Stutes has teamed up with Will Faudree for the new H&C+ show “Frankie Feasts With”: