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What is even going on here? ! Photo by Jade Barker.

One of my favorite insane activities is scrolling through Sh*tEventersUnite on Facebook, where I found the gem in a photo above. There are photos where you just wonder, what exactly is the story here? How did it happen?? Did the girl fall out of the bay and immediately jump up to catch her friend falling from the gray? This really is content creation at its finest, and I guarantee she was thinking, “Dang, I’m going to post this on SEU for sure.”

Preview of the American weekend

Champagne Run at Park HT (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

The Maryland HT at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, MD): [Website] [Entry Status] [Scoring] [Volunteer [FEH/YEH Volunteer]

News from around the world:

Do you like events? Are you comfortable with naughty little rodents? If you’re also interested in a lot of craziness, you might fit in with our crowd here at EN. We’ve extended the deadline for our 9th Annual Blogger Contest due to popular demand, so you can now submit your entry until July 22! Believe me, you want to join our group of weird and funny writers. We have wine and snacks. [Enter EN’s 9th Annual Blogger Contest]

“The clinic was a truly magical experience for all of us,” said eventing enthusiast Tiffany Morey. Morey won Practical Horseman’s Buck Davidson Win A Day Clinic competition sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition. She and nine friends had an “unforgettable day” at Flora Lea Farm in Medford, New Jersey. There, members of the Pineland Riders Pony Club of southern New Jersey enjoyed a day of private training with Buck Davidson at the top of the five-star all around standings. Take some advice from the man himself here. [12 Training Tips from Buck Davidson]

Horse Nation blogger Amanda Ronan is a professional girl down a rabbit hole. By that I mean she digs a lot into the weird and wonderful niche worlds of equestrian culture. This time she fell down the hole of circus horses and discovered a whole bunch of weird facts. [Circus Horses: The Outtakes]

I tell all of my students that when riding in the summer, make your choices carefully. In Virginia, it sometimes gets too hot, and that’s not healthy for horses or humans. Riding early in the morning is best, but afternoon shade is also acceptable. Choosing the length of your ride, the frequency of walking breaks, and perhaps opting for a hack in the woods rather than boiling in the hot arena, are all important considerations. [When Is It Too Hot to Ride?]

This child is living my dream: