Wednesday News & Notes

Why do I do this? Photo by Maggie Deatrick

Every year I swear I won’t compete in July and every year I end up doing it. I’d like to say I don’t know why I subject myself to the heat but quite honestly, I know exactly why I do. After going horseless every winter while the barn is down south, and limited to riding on the weekends after the light changes in October, I really need to gird my loins and sweat it out through the months of July and August.

National Holiday: Mutt’s Day

Major Weekend Events:

Pan American Games WebsiteEntriesTechnical ManualLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

Millbrook H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Cobblestone Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

River Glen H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Olney Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

Don’t miss the chance to walk your Novice course with a 5* rider at Millbrook! Thursday evening at around 5pm, Emerald Valley Equine Nutrition, a Gold Medal MHT Sponsor, will host a course walk with 5* rider Ariel Grald. Open to all, and attendees will receive a free goodie bag of fantastic Emerald Valley samples. Walk your Novice level course and get advice on how to ride the course from Ariel!

A family connection means two sisters are in Lima for Canada, one as an eventing groom and the other as a dressage rider. Jamie Kellock, Jessica Phoenix’s long time groom, has another reason to want to be in Lima besides grooming for Jessica; her sister Lindsey is making her senior team debut for Canada in dressage. With five years between the two, these two have long since chosen different disciplines but similar career paths. [A Sister Act at the Pan Am Games]

It’s not always easy to find the motivation to reach the higher levels of the sport as an amateur. Whether you board at a training facility, board one place but trailer to another for lessons, or keep your horses at home, it takes dedication of a special type to be willing to ride no matter the weather, no matter the time, after a long day of work and amidst barn chores. [Succeeding From Home]

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