The Equestrians of Color Photography Project is going strong, with new riders from a rich tapestry of backgrounds featured regularly on their platforms. The idea behind the project is multi-fold: amplify the voices of minority and marginalized riders, create art that celebrates the diversity of the love of horses, and draw attention to issues that face this demographic of riders. You can follow along with EOC on Instagram here and on the website, where the full features are housed, here.
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Have you signed up for our course walk with Ride iQ at Maryland 5 Star? Even if you aren’t able to attend the walk, you’ll still want to sign up as we’ll be kicking off daily giveaways with World Equestrian Brands as well as Horse & Rider Books on Thursday, October 13! [Sign up here]
Nominations for the 2022 USEA Hall of Fame class are trickling out, and the latest to receive an invitation for the honor is the great Eagle Lion. Partnered with Bruce Davidson, Sr., at the height of his career, Eagle Lion became the first American horse (and one of just two ever) to win Badminton. He is also the horse we’ve all taken a photo with at Kentucky Horse Park, as he’s the horse that’s been made into the Bruce Davidson Sr. statue at Rolex Stadium. [Eagle Lion Invited to Join Hall of Fame]
Itching for a custom item from World Equestrian Items on your holiday list? Yes, it’s that time already — I know, I can’t believe it either. But if you’re planning ahead and anticipating needing a custom order from Amerigo via World Equestrian Brands, the order must be placed by October 7 to guarantee a delivery in time for the holidays. All other custom orders must be placed by October 10. [It’s Custom Season at World Equestrian Brands]
It’s nearly time for the 2022 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover! The super bowl of Thoroughbred re-training is a popular event that I have GOT to make it to one of these days, and it’s held annually for a multitude of disciplines at Kentucky Horse Park. [The Need-to-Know on Thoroughbred Makeover]
David Taylor took a moment of frustration and tried to make it into something actionable. Thus began his journey to obtaining his cross country course designer’s license. Now, his courses can be found popping up all over the country, and he isn’t done yet! [David Taylor’s Journey to Becoming a USEF Course Designer]
We love our #supergrooms! Fresh off the plane from Pratoni with their charges, USEF caught up with each U.S. eventing groom that traveled to Italy for FEI World Championships last month. [#supergrooms Reflect on Pratoni]
Tack Facts with Sterling Essentials: If you learn one thing about leather care today, let this be it. It’s all about two little letters: pH. One of the very best ways to protect your leather tack and your investment is to ensure that you care for your leather using products that support the natural pH of the leather. How? Read more here.
Managing equine asthma with Haygain:
Wednesday Video Break
Loved this tip from Ride iQ and Lauren Sprieser on developing following elbows: