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Apr 22, 2015
Six Additional FEI Approved Competition Dates Finalized for Eight Total FEI Competitions at Tryon International Equestrian Center
Tryon, NC
horse shows
Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is proud to announce the addition of six FEI sanctioned competition dates to the 2015 TIEC schedule, bringing the total number of FEI competitions to eight dates throughout the year. Offering equestrian competitors an array of opportunities to compete at the highest levels of the sport, exhibitors can enjoy a world-class venue throughout the year at TIEC.

The Tryon Spring 7 CSI 3* (May 27-31) and Tryon Spring 8 CSI 4* (June 3-7) are now accepting entries through the FEI online entry system. Both shows, which will run back-to-back weeks at TIEC, conclude the 2015 Tryon Spring Series before the beginning of the highly anticipated Tryon Summer Series on June 24.

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Apr 22, 2015
Rolex Three Day
Lexington, KY
Four riders who'll be competing in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, and one rider who'll be competing in the Kentucky Reining Cup, spent Tuesday afternoon visiting with children undergoing treatment at the Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington.
"Rolex Kentucky" returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on April 23-28. Prior to the start of competition, eventers Will Coleman, Sharon White, Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp and Allie Knowles, along with reiner Lindsey Jordan, met with the young patients at the children's hospital to bring them souvenirs from the event.
For equestrian fans throughout the rest of the world, FEI TV is airing LIVE coverage of Saturday's cross-country and Sunday's show jumping competitions. To sign up for FEI TV, visit www.feitv.org.
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Apr 20, 2015
Can You Release Away An Equine Activity Liability Act Claim?
by Julie Fershtman
In April 2015, Julie Fershtman travels across the country for two speaking engagements regarding the Equine Activity Liability Acts (“EALAs”), including the National Conference on Equine Law. A lawyer with hands-on experience involving these laws nationwide, Julie will discuss recurring issues. Forty-six states now have some form of an EALA (except for California, Maryland, Nevada and New York).
One recurring issue is whether an injured person’s claims under an EALA can be released away. The majority view is that waivers/releases can potentially bar EALA claims. Courts in these states (as of 3/2015) have issued rulings to this effect: More info...

Apr 17, 2015
How Do I Get My Horse to Load in a Trailer?
By Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS
Florida horse shows
What suggestions do you have for training a horse to load into a trailer? Why do some horses seem so fearful of trailers?

A. I find it almost surprising that horses aren't more fearful of trailers! If you think about it, trailers are not the kinds of places horses should willingly go. Horses seem to be at least initially cautious about moving into changes in terrain, through gaps, or into different values of light. Trailers are dark, confined spaces, up off the ground, and have a unique kind of bouncy feel underfoot. More info...

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