Rise and shine! I always try to sound perky and enthused for you guys first thing in the a.m., but if you saw me in person, you’d see a girl in pjs who’s grumpy because she hasn’t had her coffee yet.
It’s almost the weekend, though, and what a weekend it’s going to be! We’ve got the Belmont, of course, which the entire country is stoked about. On other fronts ranging from eventing to dressage to para-equestrian, plane tickets to London are on the line. Here is the USEF’s weekend preview:
*competitions within the USA will only be listed if they are FEI World Cup Qualifiers or Observation Events
Spruce Meadows “National” CSI 5* June 6-10, Canada
Aalst CSI 3* June 7-10, Belgium
Lons le Saunier CSI 3* June 7-10, France
Hardelot CSI 2* June 7-10, France
Para-Equestrian Dressage Paralympic Selection Trial and National Championship June 10-13 Gladstone, New Jersey
Chilliwack CVI 3* June 8-10, Canada
Wheat State Regional June 7-10 Wichita, Kansas
Flatirons Classic Western Championship June 8-10 Loveland, Colorado
Never a dull moment in the horse world!
Fleeceworks Product of the Week: The Fleeceworks Showhunter in the new THERAWOOL displayed on the awards table at AQHA Hunterdon Derby, Rosebud Extravaganza, Oklahoma City. Close cut trim for a discrete under saddle look and optional inserts to help with any saddle fit issues. Tough enough for daily use, beautiful enough for show! A big thanks to Lainie DeBoer for the photo, and Horse Nation is looking forward to hearing a full report about the Derby from Laine next week!