Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Photo via Cathy Wieschhoff on Facebook.

It’s a little bit belated, but I had to share this awesome float on this weekend’s July 4th parade in Lexington. Cathy Wieschhoff, much-loved and respected coach, designer, trainer, drummer, and all around expert-on-all-the-things and her “RelationShip” made an appearance representing Pride Month on the parade route:

Fourth of July 2022 βœ…βœ…βœ…

Posted by Cathy Wieschhoff on Monday, July 4, 2022

We love it — literally!

U.S. Weekend Preview

Arrowhead H.T. (Billings, MT): [Website] [Volunteer]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, GA): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Genesee Valley Hunt H.T. (Geneseo, NY): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scores]

Huntington Farm H.T. (South Strafford, VT): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

The Maryland International + H.T. (Adamstown, MD): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scores] [Volunteer]

Round Top H.T. (Castle Rock, CO): [Scores]

Summer Coconino H.T. (Flagstaff, AZ): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scores] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

FEI Nations Cup of Eventing CCIO4*-S (Avenches, Switzerland): [Website] [Live Stream]

Keyflow Feeds Barbury Castle International CCI4*-S (Marlborough, England): [Website] [Entries/Times/Scores] [Live Stream]

Wednesday News & Reading

It’s the final week of EN’s 9th Blogger Contest! We’re accepting first-round entries through Friday, July 8 and have added a $500 cash prize for the winner and two runners-up! We can’t wait to see what talents we’ve been missing out on — you can learn more and submit your entry here, and if you’re looking for some tips and tricks for entering, click here.

There aren’t many tack malfunctions worse than discovering your beloved breastplate or saddle has come down with β€œthe scum”. With summer in full swing and with it, plenty of moisture and funk coming home on our tack every ride, it’s no wonder our tack could use some extra love this time of year. Luckily we’ve been high on the Sterling Essentials wave, as its simple and natural formulation caught our eye as a way to reduce skin irritants while nourishing the leather, too. [Learn more about Sterling Essentials]

Get to know Swiss Olympian Melody Johner, who will represent the home team this weekend at the FEI Nations Cup leg at Avenches. Melody, along with the very talented Swiss team, will be vying for a spot at this fall’s FEI World Championships, and her Olympic partner Toubleu de Rueire might just be the horse to stamp her ticket. [Melody: The Quiet Force]

What’s it like to take part in intercollegiate eventing? I, for one, am green with envy that eventing in college is even a thing these days. You can follow along with a day in the life of intercollegiate eventer Hannah Warner, who attends and rides for the University of Kentucky, in the latest USEA profile piece. [A Day in the Life with Hannah Werner]

What happens when you’ve built a career, served your country, and find a new sporting passion at age 40? Well, you dive in with both feet, of course! At least that’s what Army veteran Ty Burke decided to do after discovering eventing — in fact, his first action was to Google “best eventer in the world” and call one of the top hits: Boyd Martin. Now, he’s a full-time eventer in training with Lillian Heard and he isn’t regretting his decision in the least. [Amateur Spotlight: Ty Burke]

Sponsor Corner

Now through July 17, Haygain is celebrating Independence Day with a 20% discount on the HGONE with the purchase of a HG2000 or HG600 Steamer. It’s a deal you won’t want to pass up!

Watch This on H&C+

Don’t miss Barbury International in the UK all week long with your H&C+ subscription!

Wednesday Video Break

Preview this weekend’s FEI Nations Cup leg in Switzerland, the site of last year’s European Eventing Championships: