It is another soggy weekend in California, but eventers will always go on. The storms hitting the West Coast this weekend are supposed to be pretty significant and judging by everything I’ve seen on Facebook so far, it is certainly making the action at Fresno County Horse Park quite interesting. Fortunately, FCHP’s cross country course is well suited to the rain and it should be a great early-season outing for those brave enough to endure the weather. Plus, who doesn’t love dramatic horse show photos showcasing wild weather? In the interest of being prepared for anything, I’d strongly suggest packing some water-wings, warm drinks and maybe a snorkel as the storm is supposed to continue through Sunday.
U.S. Weekend Action:
The California Department of Food and Agriculture released an announcement on their website earlier this week that a new case of EHV-1 had been confirmed in San Diego County, and the horse had previously been stabled in tent 21 at HITS Coachella from January 21 to February 5th. CDFA released an additional statement that they were aware of additional cases of symptomatic EHV-1 from horses stabled in tent 21. Please horse owners be diligent and contact your vet immediately if you suspect your horse may have been exposed or it is showing symptoms.
I have daydreams about going to a horse-faire like this to find my next wee fire-cracker!