It’s a big weekend in Aiken, South Carolina as the first ever FEI competition comes to town. Stable View is hosting a CIC3*, CIC2* and CIC* alongside National levels from Advanced to Beginner Novice for their fifth annual Oktoberfest horse trials. With more than $80,000 in prize money on the line, it’s a party you don’t want to miss. You can watch the CIC3* action live on EQTV Network.
National Holiday: National Drink Beer Day
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News From Around the Globe:
Ashleigh Rauen is recovering from a traumatic brain injury sustained when her horse Pip slipped between fences at the Area VII Preliminary Championships. Pip was uninjured but Ashleigh is facing a long road to recovery. As always, eventers take care of their own. Please consider making a donation. [Ashleigh’s Recovery Fund]
The USEA Equine Medical Research Fund voted to fund a portion of four new studies: “Understanding the Roles of Diet and Insulin in Horses at Risk for Laminitis,” “Improving Stem Cell Treatment Success,” “Combatting Persistent Joint Infections,” and “Correlating Different Mast Cell Subtypes to Equine Asthma Diseases.” [USEA Board of Governors Votes to Support Four Studies with the Equine Medical Research Fund]
A new study found that the risk of intracranial bleeding for horseback riders is five times higher for those that don’t wear helmets, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery. In contrast, risk of intracranial brain bleeding is reduced by 96% if a helmet is worn. [New study from Germany scientists]