Practical Tips & Talk
FOLLOW Practical Horseman’s coverage of your favorite competitors from the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League as they take on riders and horses from around the globe during the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Omaha, NE, March 29–April 2; www.feitv.org.
LEARN from industry experts, including Nicholas Fyffe, Holly Hudspeth, Matt McLaughlin and John Pearce, at Equine Affaire, April 6–9, in Columbus, OH. In addition to a variety of clinics, there’s a trade show and breed exhibits plus Fantasia, a musical celebration of the horse (additional ticket required); www.equineaffaire.com.
EXPERIENCE the excitement of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, April 13–15, in Waco, TX. Twelve top teams from across the United States— including defending champion Auburn University—will compete for the title; www.collegiateequestrian.com.
HEAD TO Wakefield, MA, April 21–23 for the 40th Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium. On the schedule: workshops, presentations, live horse demonstrations, exhibits and awards all geared toward cultivating the next generation of horse enthusiasts; www.ayhc.com.
CHEER ON middle-school and high-school students representing eight zones from across the country as they compete for individual and team champion- ships during the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals, April 21–23, in Lexington, VA; www.rideiea.org.
WATCH as eventers from around the world travel to Lexington, KY, for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the only four-star in North America. The action unfolds April 27–30, with riders vying for $400,000 in prize money—the most awarded at any of the world’s four-star three-day events; www.rk3de.org.
ROOT FOR up-and-coming dressage talent as college students from across the country head to the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship, April 29–30, at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ; www.teamdressage.com.