Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Everly Ivener and Summit View Capriceaux, aka the cutest darn donkey at Roebke's Run. Photo by Sue Goepfert Everly Ivener and Summit View Capriceaux, aka the cutest darn donkey at Roebke's Run. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Did everyone see the costume contest action from Roebke’s Run Horse Trials? Riders, horses, and dogs got decked out in their best “Over the Border” finery for the chance to win some big cash prizes at the competitors’ party. While I’m bummed that I had to miss out on the fun, I get to experience it vicariously through the fun photos my friends have shared from the weekend.

Events Opening Today: Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3), Heritage Park H.T. and Area IV Adult Team Challenge (KS, A-4), Holly Hill Fall H.T. (LA, A-5)

Events Closing Today: University of New Hampshire H.T. (NH, A-1), Flora Lea Fall H.T. (NJ, A-2), Stable View Horse Trials (SC, A-3), Sundance Farm H.T. (WI, A-4), Nutrena USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC (TX, A-5), Jump Start H.T. (KY, A-8)

News and Notes:

Sinead Halpin weighs in on WEG:I have never fought through so many things not going quite right at a competition, and I don’t think I could have without being warned, and the strength of our team.” Sinead shares some poignant reflections from Team USA’s difficult run at WEG. Go Sinead and Tate. Go Eventing. [The Chronicle of the Horse]

WEG presents equine art: From Kimry Jelen’s vivid paintings to a 10-foot-tall steel Percheron sculpture, the WEG Village in Caen gave artists from all around the globe the opportunity to share their equine-related creations of all shapes and sizes. Check out the stunning sculptures in the Alltech Garden! [The Horse]

Say what? “Those who do not understand the rules [of equestrian sport] can watch my fashion style, be it clothes, face or hair.” Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand was frank about the important reasons why people should watch her compete at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Princess will be competing in dressage on the aptly-named Prince Charming. [Bangkok Post]

Thoroughbreds and Young Riders honored by Jockey Club: The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) recently announced the recipients of its annual awards honoring OTTBs in non-competitive careers, and young riders working with OTTBs. Click the following link to read all about the Thoroughbred of the Year and five lucky Young Riders! [The Handicapper’s Edge]

Video of the Day: We have all seen canine companions enjoying the sights, sounds, and attention at events… But what are these dogs really thinking? This video from Burghley gives us a hilarious glimpse into the psyche of the eventing dog:

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