Two incredibly awesome things are happening this weekend: Galway Downs….and Halloween! I’m sure there’s also some other stuff that’s pretty great this weekend (cheering on my pals in the VA CCI*!!) but for me, those are the two highlights. I’m a big fan of being pretty scary for Halloween, and so this year I’m dressing up as one of the Grady twins from The Shining with a friend of mine. I’ve been practicing dead girl makeup all week, and I look positively horrifying. Which is perfect!
North American Weekend Preview:
News From Around The Globe:
Unfortunately, Zenyatta’s weanling filly died yesterday after a pasture accident. Team Zenyatta reports that the 2014 War Front filly, also known as Z Princess, was humanely euthanized after an accident in the paddock at Lanes End Farm. Zenyatta is taking next year off of mother duties, but has two other babies on the ground and in race training. [Zenyatta's Filly]
The Washington International Horse Show knows how to do Puissance…they START at 5’6! This year, Jessica Springsteen took home the top prize on Lisona, clearing an incredible 6’10 high puissance wall. No, she wasn’t bareback, but still. Pretty badass. [Jessica Springsteen Wins Puissance at WIHS]
Get Your Pumpkins and Craft Supplies Out! It’s time for another EN contest! Decorate a pumpkin as creatively as possible and send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win some amazing prizes from our sponsors ERS-Eventing and Omega Alpha! Entries are due by 10/31 at 5 p.m. EST. [EN Halloween Contest]
Can’t get enough contests? Don’t forget, Tredstep Ireland is sponsoring our Caption That! contest, for which entries are due today. Check out the original post, send in your caption by 5 p.m. EST on 10/30, and find out if you’re in the running for a snazzy new Futura Sport Top to call your own. [Caption That!]
Six foot ten inches? How’s THAT for some high jumping??