Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Good LUCK Sheri at the AECs!

We are taking a quick minute this morning to wish our very own Sheri Thornley good luck and three great phases as she travels to Lexington, Kentucky for the USEA American Eventing Championships this week! Working to qualify each year, Sheri is an "AEC veteran" having competed several times. However this year the event will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park as a first. Good luck Sheri & Toga! We can't wait to hear how it goes!

Follow all of the action here: https://www.facebook.com/events/255004492043352/

Learn more about the AECs here:
The 2019 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) will take place at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on August 27 - September 1. Every horse and rider combination from Beginner Novice through Advanced level will complete their AEC week with show jumping in the prestigious Rolex Stadium. The USEA is teaming up with Equestrian Events, Inc.(EEI) and Mary Fike to make the 2019 AEC an unforgettable experience for every competitor. 

With the AEC being the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels, new and exciting updates have been made to the 2019 AEC. Updates include the addition of a 'Modified/Training Championship,' the increased purse for the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, and the return of the Adult Team Championships (ATC). 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Photo Tour of Southwind!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

We'll let these photos, taken by the very talented Scott Stinnett, speak for themselves!
If you are looking for an all-inclusive boarding operation that has all the amenities without the large barn feeling in Montgomery County Maryland, come out to Southwind Farm today!

Learn more at: www.southwindfarminc.com!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Six Cool-Down Strategies for Your Horse

"Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Countless others struggle through anything from weakness to colic as a result of inadequate care in hot weather. Don't let this happen to your horse (horseandrider.com)!" Click on the article from our friends at Horse & Rider to learn about some cool down strategies for your horse to help finish out these last few weeks of summer and hot weather!

To learn about Southwind's facilities (including a shaded indoor arena and trails!) for boarders of all shapes and sizes visit: www.southwindfarminc.com!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Rider Safety in the Heat

Shew, it's been hot and humid recently! While summer rages on, our horses still need to get ridden when safely possible. And although we focus a lot of times on our four-legged friends, it's important not to overlook our own bodies as riders in this summer heat.

Thanks to our friends at the CDC here is a great chart to help you spot the early signs of heat-related illnesses and what to do if it happens to you or someone you know. Remember to always stay hydrated and work your horse only as much as you both can handle.

We're so thankful to have an indoor arena which at least provides a bit of shade and a cross breeze when there's one available, but staying safe and keeping hydrated is still important! Learn more about our other amenities at: www.southwindfarminc.com!