Like many of you I was looking at my phone all weekend long watching the updates from Fair Hill. I refreshed my phone until it died, and that was just Thursday. Pictures, posts and videos flooded my news feeds as rider after rider completed the cross country course. Joy was all that was felt the moment I learned that Tamie Smith and her very special Black Stallion finished in 1st place. With her continuing to conquer these formidable foes, I have no doubt Tamra and Lexus will become a house hold eventing team.
Events Opening Today: …… NONE …….
Tuesday News and Notes:
William Fox-Pitt Condition Update: British Eventing reports that “William’s condition remains the same with no change overnight. Alice Fox-Pitt and all of the family thank everyone for their good wishes and support, it means a huge amount.” [20/10/15 update regarding William Fox-Pitt]
Divit Makes a Mark: This past weekend the BLM along with the Northern Nevada Correctional Center held a mustang auction. This auction auctions off Mustangs that have been trained by inmates of the NNCC. Divit, one of 11 horses auctioned off this past weekend, was bought for an astounding $15,000, which helped to raise a total of $37,900 that goes back into the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program. [BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program]
Waredaca 3-day is Upon Us: 12 years and running, Waredaca’s Classic Novice/Training 3-day is fast approaching. This year Irish Olympian Eric Smiley will be the lead clinician assisting competitors through the entire event. If you volunteer at this event you are welcome to join all seminars, course walks and talks during the four days of competition, so there is even more incentive to come out and help. The classic 3-day will take place October 22-25 and volunteers are greatly needed. [Waredaca Novice/Training 3-Day]
Chicken, Fox, Pig: We should be able to let go and have fun with our horse’s fashion. With help from Creative Seahorse, you have more than 10 different bonnets to choose from. Chickens, pigs, foxes, minions among several others will offer a bit of levity to your daily ride and make them a must have. [10 Ear Bonnets for the ‘Special’ Horses in Your LIfe]
That’s a Wrap: Whether you’re wrapping a horse’s leg for a wound, tendon injury, shipping, confinement or performance there is a right way and a wrong way. Demystify the bandage by learning proper technique, the proper materials and the proper application for the case at hand. [Bandaging Fundamentals]
Friendship is Magic: Come one, come all Bronies to Tokyo, Japan, where a new My Little Pony themed cafe has opened up. You read correctly, pony-themed menu items, a cappuccino that will leave you asking your local barista for the same pony art on top, and pancakes that take the pony cake. [My Little Pony Cafe Pops Up In Downtown Tokyo]
Tuesday Video Break:
With Pau getting ready to start in just a few days, why not get ourselves in the mood with a preview of Pau 2015: