Saturday Links from Tipperary

Some of the new jumps that went in at Fresno County Horse Park this year. FCHP's final event of the season runs this weekend. Photo from FCHP's Facebook Page Some of the new jumps that went in at Fresno County Horse Park this year. FCHP's final event of the season runs this weekend. Photo from FCHP's Facebook Page

This particular weekend always makes me a bit nostalgic as it signifies the final West Coast event of the season. It calls up an old familiar feeling, similar to the way going on winter-break felt during high school. Everyone is of good cheer and is either looking forward to what the New Year will bring or wondering where the past year has gone.

This year I find myself squarely in both camps. While I’m ready to get on with the evening ritual of snuggly quarter-sheets, podcasts and riding in the dark, the show season will pick up sooner than we expect.

If you were like me and took a season to slack off, it’s sometimes a bit worrying how much it feels like you missed in one season. However one of the things that makes eventing unique among horse sports is the way that the community is always willing to keep your seat warm and is excited to show you what you’ve missed since you were away. Here’s to next season!

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

USEA Introduces Event Companion App, coming soon for both iOS and Android

Top lot breaks record at Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale

From HorseNation: How to Set a Horse-Friendly Budget

11 Year old girl suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in fall

The World Equestrian Games in Our Backyard: Excited But Slightly Terrified

Horse owners warned of spread of toxic weed in Florida

Saturday Video: This is what winter is for.

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