Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Everyone should send jingles to Tamie Smith's lovely ride Dempsey, who is recovering from a colic scare. Photo via Tamie Smith's FB page. Everyone should send jingles to Tamie Smith's lovely ride Dempsey, who is recovering from a colic scare. Photo via Tamie Smith's FB page.

All events for the year are officially over, and no more to be had until January. With that, my boredom has fully set in. Thank goodness that the folks over at Equiventures have already posted entry status for Ocala I, or I’d truly be going stir crazy. I’m also hoping for some interesting tidbits out of the USEA Convention in Dallas this week, which thankfully begins today.

FEI Global Preview:

Camperdown (AUS) CCI1/2/3*, CIC2/3* [Website]

Puhinui (NZL) CCI1/2/3* [Website]

Sinead Halpin is looking for the good instead of the bad. In Sinead’s latest blog for the Chronicle, she talks about the looking beyond the year’s hiccups to the better things that have happened. In particular, she talks about expanding her string and what she looks for in a prospect. [As A Matter Of Fact]

Katy Groesbeck is settling into her new home in Ohio. Lots of snow, and lots of independence is the theme of Katy’s latest blog. No longer part of a program, but now running her own, Katy is having to get used to creating the own rhythm of her day. [The Times They are A-Changin’]

USEA has teamed up with USRider for some tips for driving trailers in the winters. Whether migrating hundreds of miles to a winter base or just trailering around the corner for a lesson, USRider has some helpful tips to keep you  and your horses safe. [Winter Driving Tips]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Mentor Series and Meg Kep. This week Triple Crown Scholarship winners Kari Bellamy and Jamie Meiss talk about the mentor series. Then, the one and only Meg Kep! [Eventing Radio Show]

SmartPak Product of the Day: I may not quite have resorted to putting up a stocking for my horse, many of you do! Paddock Cake Treats are a bit too costly for an everyday treat, but they are perfect for a special occasion like the holidays! As a bonus, they fit conveniently inside a stocking. [SmartPak]

With the southern hemisphere running two CCI3* events this weekend, I thought I’d bring you a taste of what it’s like to compete in New Zealand this time of year.

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