Practical Tips & Talk
HEAD TO the horse capital of the world—Lexington, Kentucky—for the Adequan /U.S. Dressage Federation Annual Convention, Nov. 29–Dec. 3. On the agenda: educational opportunities, committee meetings, forums, roundtable discussions and a gala and awards banquet; www.usdf.org.
WATCH the first leg of the Longines Masters as it unfolds Nov. 30–Dec. 3 in Paris, France. The prestigious three-show series will continue with showjumping events in Hong Kong (Feb. 9–11, 2018) and, for the first time, New York (April 26– 29); www.longinesmasters.com.
SOAK UP some sun during the U.S Eventing Association Annual Meeting and Convention, Dec. 6–10, in Long Beach, CA. This year’s focus is on event organizers and the schedule includes multiple seminars, committee meetings, open forums and a keynote address from Olympic eventer Boyd Martin; www.useventing.com.
ATTEND the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting, Dec. 10–14, in San Antonio, TX. The agenda fea- tures zone, affiliate and committee meetings; workshops; an awards dinner and a keynote address from Lisa Roskens, chairman of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation; www.ushja.org.
APPLY for a Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize by Dec. 13. Two $25,000 awards are available to riders who demonstrate the commitment and talent to compete at the highest level. Applicants must be U.S. citizens older than 21. A national panel will select recipients based on merit and need; www. dressagefoundation.org.