Each of the four members of the champion team from the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials reflects on their winning weekend. Auburn University's Team Auburn Orange consisted of Aubrey Wagner and Fernhill Sinatra, Sallie Johnson and Things to Ponder, Dorothy Dreelin and Subtle Dreams Unveiled, and Isabel Franklin and Anchorman. The team members talk about the partnerships they share with their horses and with each other as well as their plans for the future. Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials’ organizer Hugh Lochore rounds out the episode by looking back on the venue's first time hosting the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship.
For those that compete in a Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event, what truly sets the competition apart from a regular horse trials is endurance day, where, in addition to cross-country, riders have the chance to experience the two roads and tracks phases and the steeplechase phase.
“We need to back up and look at the gut,” said Dr. Maureen Kelleher before diving into an explanation of the many different oral joint supplements on the market. “Digestion begins in the mouth. Salivary secretion starts to break things down as the horse chews things up and then swallows, and it ends up in the stomach. We’ve got more digestion occurring in the stomach and the small intestine, and absorption starts to occur in the small intestine and continues in the large intestine.”
The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event (FHI) will host the U.S. Equestrian CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L Fall Eventing Championships along with the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships presented by Dubarry, October 17-20 at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area. The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International will award $50,000 in prize money.