Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Happy Wednesday! A few more positive-feeling missives from Ukraine to start the day off…

There is still help very much needed, however, and you can always learn more on how to do so on the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation website here.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. / USEA Intercollegiate Championships (Fairburn, Ga.): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Fair Hill International H.T. (Elkton, Md.): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Hunt Club Farms H.T. (Berryville, Va.): [Website] [Entries] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Otter Creek Spring H.T. (Wheeler, Wi.): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Spring Gulch H.T. (Littleton, Co.): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Wednesday News & Reading

We’re excited to be attending the USEA Intercollegiate Championships, happening at Bouckaert Farm / Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia this weekend. Shelby Allen will be on site for EN all weekend, so keep an eye out here for more. In the meantime, you can get all the must-know info here.

It was a summer to remember for Ever So Sweet scholarship recipient Sierra Lesny. Relive it with her in this wrap-up blog looking back on her time spent in Florida training with Sara Kozumplik.

Lauren Sprieser might be one of my favorite bloggers, as her writing offers a frank view at life as a pro rider with a good dose of humor added for good measure. Her latest blog is a tale of buying a horse sight unseen during the pandemic. As we all know, it’s not an experience for everyone, but in this case — with some smart thinking — it worked out quite well. Read the story here.

The Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse competition will make its return alongside the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, happening September 1-4 for the first time in three years. This exciting showcase of exceptional young horses has undergone a few updates this year, including an increase in prize money, format tweaks, and addition of judges such as Capt. Mark Phillips and new CEO for British Eventing, Helen West. Read up on the updates here.

Allergy season is upon us and somehow it seems this is my year to remember how incredibly fun they can be. Horses suffer from them too, so it’s good to keep up on what can be done to mitigate them. More from Haygain here.

Natalia Neneman went from desert camping to 4* eventing, and she’s managed to do these things while maintaining a busy coaching business, too. She’s the latest guest on the Major League Eventing podcast and you can listen here.

Watch This on H&C+:

All events carried on the H&C+ live stream can always be found on replay shortly after they are live. Here’s a clip from Chatsworth International last weekend, and winner of the 2*-S with the, in all likelihood, aptly named Brookfield Future News:


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Wednesday Video Break: Anyone familiar with riding babies/spooky horses/horses can probably relate to this one…