Fall is right around the corner, and to be honest it’s one of my favorite times of year. The fall event season is in full swing, and it seems every weekend there is something exciting going on. It’s enough to keep any eventing nerd happy! Now, combine that with the fact that this weekend marks the opening of the NFL season? Color me happy. It’s the simple things in life, everyone, always remember that. Go eventing and go football (AKA go CHIEFS! I had to)!
Events This Weekend:
News & Notes:
William Fox-Pitt sadly reported that his 2008 Luhmühlen winner, Macchiato, has been put down. Macchiato also won at the three-star level and achieved top finishes at Burghley and Badminton throughout his career. Macchiato was purchased off a video and was a racehorse in Australia. [Macchiato Put Down]
Coach Daniel Stewart, the renowned sport psychologist, is back with more tips on upping your mental game. In this month’s USEA column, Daniel talks about putting your thoughts and words into action — putting your money where your mouth is, so to speak. Taking control of a situation instead of letting it control you is an important lesson to learn, and here’s how to do it. [Bias to Action]
Are you a big fan of leg protection, but having a hard time choosing the right product? Look no further than the Equilibrium Stretch & Flex Wraps! These lightweight, easy to wear and protective wraps are a must have for your horse’s legs. I love to use them for flatwork, trusting that they’ll protect my horse from knocking himself. My horse is also prone to getting boot rubs, and I’m pleased to report that he’s never experienced them in these. Plus, they’re easy to wash — just throw them in the machine! What’s not to love? [SmartPak Product Of the Day]
Take a virtual walk around Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Our friends at CrossCountry App have posted their course maps for the Event Rider Masters, CCI3* and CIC3* 8/9-year-old divisions, the latter with audio from course designer David Evans. The Event Rider Masters course is forthcoming. And of course keep it locked here for up-to-the-minute coverage from EN’s Blenheim boots on the ground Samantha Clark. [CrossCountry App]
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Check out this awesome helmet cam from reader Lauren McDowell, who contested the sloppy CIC1* at Richland Park last weekend!