Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Be sure to tune in this weekend for an Instagram takeover over on @goeventing with Ebony Horse Club in England! In an effort to bring more attention to programs working hard to increase access to equestrian sports and horseback riding, we’re teaming up with several nonprofits in the coming months to learn more about their mission and promote them on our platforms.

Ebony Horse Club is the first in this project, and we’re excited to bring you a profile written by EN reporter Gillian Warner this week. Then, tune in on Saturday for an Instagram takeover where you’ll get to meet the horses and team members at Ebony Horse Club. If you’re unfamiliar, you can learn more about them here. You can also follow Ebony Horse Club on Instagram here.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Fox River Valley H.T. (Barrington, IL): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scores]

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I (Allentown, NJ): [Website] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Inavale Farm H.T. (Philomath, OR): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scores] [Volunteer]

Larkin Hill H.T. (North Chatham, NY): [Website] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer H.T. (Leesburg, Va.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Midsouth Pony Club H.T. (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scores] [Volunteer]

Stable View Summer H.T. (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Valinor Farm H.T. (Plymouth, MA): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials: [Website] [Entries] [Timetable] [Live Stream] [Event Preview]

Wednesday News & Reading

Ever dreamed of chasing your favorite horses and riders around the globe? Writing stories about the sport you call home? Testing our your creative chops in the equine media industry? Have you entered our 9th Blogger Contest yet? We can’t wait to see the entries this year — we’ve already gotten some great ones! More info on how to enter and what we’re looking for here. And be sure to follow our Instagram story beginning today for takeovers from our team members — today’s will be a real treat as Tilly Berendt takes over, answering all your questions on the gig!

Temperatures are rising, which means it’s time to start thinking about when the conditions might be too dangerous to ride. Heat stroke is a real issue for horses, so it’s proper horsemanship to look after them proactively when the weather gets too hot. These tips from Kentucky Performance Products are really useful to have handy.

I think I’ve found my new best friend: Abby F. told the USEA her pre-cross country ritual is to “listen to ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ from Mulan on repeat an unhealthy amount of times.” More pre-ride habits here — some of them are very relatable!

Looking for something fun and/or educational to do with your horse? Check out our running list of activities listed #onStrider here — it automatically updates with new events, so keep it bookmarked!

Watch This on H&C+

Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

If the wee-hour early morning alarms were too much for you this weekend during Luhmühlen, never fear! Full event replays are now up on H&C and you can use your H&C+ subscription to tune in and catch up on the exciting action you missed.

Wednesday Video Break

Deniro Z workin’ on that summer bod:

Sponsor Corner

Catch up with #supergroom Sally Robertson and how she uses Haygain while managing Lauren Nicholson’s program: