Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

I can’t even fully express my excitement for next week’s FEI World Championships for Eventing in Italy. It’s going to be week packed full of epic eventing content, brought to you by our rockstar reporters on the ground, Shelby Allen and Tilly Berendt, with remote support from myself and Abby Powell throughout the week. We build our calendar around championships like this and can’t wait for you to join us!

Want more Pratoni news? Head over to our Ultimate Guide to FEI World Championships for Eventing, and be sure to sign up for the #Pratoni2022 Daily Digest email, which will begin delivering to your inbox daily on Tuesday, September 13.

U.S. Weekend Preview

CDCTA Fall H.T. (Berryville, VA): [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer]

Chardon Valley H.T. (Decatur, MI): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring]

Five Points H.T. (Raeford, NC): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. (Medford, N): [Website]

GMHA September H.T. & Area I Championships (South Woodstock, VT): [Website] [Entries] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Wednesday News & Reading

When we’re talking about cross country courses and safety, does bigger mean safer? Capt. Mark Phillips muses on this topic in his post-Burghley debrief on Horse & Hound, and he raises some interesting thoughts, particularly on some of the horse falls seen on course. [Opinion: Mark Phillips on Burghley]

Ahead of next week’s FEI World Championships for Eventing, we’ve got the 2024 Olympics in Paris in mind. Why’s that? Because next week in Pratoni, riders will have their first opportunity to qualify for a team Olympic berth. [How to qualify for Paris, explained]

Know someone deserving of a USEF Lifetime Achievement Award or a Pegasus Medal of Honor? Nominations for these awards are due to US Equestrian by Wednesday, October 19. [Nominations Open for USEF Awards]

#TackFacts from Sterling Essentials: Keeping your tack in your car on a sunny day or during hot weather? You might be in for a big disappointment. Check out these tips in order to learn how to protect your tack from inadvertent damage:

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Wednesday Video Break

Talk about a side hustle I could get on board with: horse bartending!

Bartender! Fetch me my wine!

A handy trick to have up your sleeve on a hot day! #goodlookingbartender #howaboutsomecheeseandcrackers
Get in touch with me to find out how to train your horse to fetch you a drink (or to happily accept a worming tube, stand calmly for the farrier, halt square at X in your dressage test, or anything else you can think of). Individual and group lessons, weekend clinics, theory evenings and online/distance learning available.

Posted by Positively Together on Monday, April 10, 2017