Just a normal weekday afternoon with Momo Laframboise. Photo by Angela Brickenden-Colterjohn.

This time next week, I’ll be hopping off a red-eye to the luscious green landscape of….Ireland! I’ve never been to Ireland, and it has to be the most frequently travelled country for Eventers in general, so I feel like I’m making a pilgrimage of sorts. Some of my local fellow eventing friends and I are heading for a little bit of horse shopping, but also this thing called a “vacation”? I’m not sure what that entails, but I’m excited to find out.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, MD): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scoring] [Volunteer [FEH/YEH Volunteer]

News From Around the Globe:

Do you love eventing? Are you comfortable with small, naughty rodents? If you’re also interested in a lot of insanity, you might fit in with our crowd here at EN. We’ve extended the deadline for our 9th Annual Blogger Contest due to popular request, so now you can submit your entry until July 22nd! Trust me, you want to join our weird and fun group of writers. We have wine and snacks. [Enter EN’s 9th Annual Blogger Contest]

Tryon International Equestrian Center is offering a one-day Unrecognized Event and Cross Country schooling for Eventing athletes on the White Oak Course on Sunday, July 31st! Levels start at Tadpole and go up to Preliminary. Entries are open now, and close on Sunday July 24th, so hop on over to their website and get your entry in. [TIEC Unrecognized Event]

A horse person is only as good as all of the tools they store in their tack trunk! Let’s face it, as eventers we never know what we might need and when we might need it, so having everything prepared for whatever life might throw at us each day is essential. Needing some help deciding what items to stock up on as you prep for the rest of your 2022 show season? USEA members shared their favorite go-to items that they can’t live without in their tack trunk to help inspire you for things you might need to snag the next time you are at the tack store. [11 Tack Trunk Essentials]

Best of Blogs: Always Moving Forward

Dressage changes can be the bane of an upper level horse’s existence, sometimes even through the highest levels they continue to struggle with them. However, other disciplines are easily doing multiples, and much earlier than we teach them in eventing. Are we missing something? Read this to learn some tips about how to better train the flying changes on your anticipatory horse. [Flying Changes Top Tips]

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