Friday News & Notes from Nupafeed

Photo via HorseSmart UK Facebook Page.

Photo via HorseSmart UK Facebook Page.

November in Virginia is a really confusing time. When I wake up, it’s dark, which is depressing, and then I go outside wearing 4-5 layers, a scarf and a fuzzy hat because it’s about 30 degrees outside and there is frost on the ground. By 9 a.m., I’m pulling off layers as I heat up riding, and by midday, it’s 70 degrees. I’m also done with my day around 5, because it’s basically already dark, and I have a weird amount of “free” time after that, which I’m not used to. Luckily, I also believe in going to bed early and I’m not ashamed to admit it. #seventhirtybedtimeandlovingit

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Entry Status/Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Hey, just a friendly reminder that your USEF membership is expiring on November 30th! Yeah, I’ve been getting the emails too, and basically ignoring them probably until the 29th, but I thought I’d just throw it out there that you can renew super easily online. Don’t be a procrastinator like me. [USEF]

Are you going to the USEA Convention? The discounted room rate for the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood Hotel has been extended through Friday, Nov. 18. [Discounted Room Rate]

The event next weekend at Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day is hoping’ with action. More than 40 companies ranging from artisanal food purveyors to luxury saddle makers have signed on to sell their wares in the bustling Vendor Village at the inaugural Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event on November 24-27, in Reddick, Florida. “With the event being held during Thanksgiving weekend, we wanted to provide a Vendor Village that would offer spectators a chance to bring their families to watch Olympic riders compete in the great sport of three-day eventing, as well as enjoy everything this spectacular venue has to offer,” Equiventures CEO Richard Trayford said. [Ocala Jockey Club International]

The Canadian Young Rider program is holding a live auction through November 19th to raise funds for aspiring riders. The BCYR program has produced international riders like Rebecca Howard, Hawley Bennett, Stephanie Rhodes Bosch and Danica Meyerhoff to name a few, and does an excellent job providing support and guidance to young riders of all ages. They have things like entries for Aspen Farms, Galway and Rebecca Farm, lessons with the aforementioned incredible riders, and awesome oil paintings. All items are offered at bidding prices well below market value, so make sure you check it out! [BCYR Live Auction]

Sharon White is hosting a three-part winter clinic series, including cross country, gymnastics and dressage days. Receive personalized instruction from four-star event rider, and one of our country’s best instructors, Sharon White. Riders of all levels, Intro to Advanced, are invited, and auditors welcome!  Private and group lessons available. You can even sign up online. [Blue Horse Entries]