Welcome to the weekend, Horse Nation! It’s too bad this afternoon lost some of its sparkle with the withdrawal of I’ll Have Another from the Belmont, but thankfully there’s plenty of other stuff going on this weekend to keep us entertained.
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
PLUS, it’s International Helmet Awareness Day. Check out Riders4Helmets, which has teamed up with participating retailers around the world will be offering special discounts on helmets to equestrians on June 9th (that’s today). You can find a participating retailer near you by visiting www.riders4helmets.com/ihad. A day-long roster of live-streaming webinars will also be hosted online–see the website for details.
So much excitement, it kind of makes me just want to take a nap.
Keep it tuned here for the latest.