Wednesday News & Notes from SmartPak

Indy 500 enjoys the English sunset. Photo via Andrea Baxter’s FB page.

There’s something inherently romantic about the horses flying into England from all over the world for big, bad Burghley. While they might not be spending a great amount of time in the English countryside, the advent of these big four-stars seems almost a little magical. Plus, the American Eventing Championships starts today.

National Holiday: Meteor Day

Major Events This Week:

Burghley: WebsiteScheduleEntriesEN’s Coverage

American Eventing Championships: WebsiteScheduleRide Times/Live ScoresEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Park Equine Kentucky Classique H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

It’s never to late to pick up the reins again. Judy Clark is finding a second wind as a re-rider who tried again at age 59. Now running Beginner Novice at the AECs, Judy worked up the levels from starter after thinking she was too old to try jumping again. [A Return to Tryon]

Here’s everything you need to know about the AECs. Did you know that five of the horses there came early, fleeing from Hurricane Harvey’s wrath? Did you know that Rider divisions are being offered at Beginner Novice through Preliminary for the first time? Did you know that 2,350 bags of shavings are being used at Tryon this weekend? [Fast Facts]

Britain is providing some top notch weather for Burghley. With temperatures in the high sixties and below, the British Isles have really come through on temperatures. With partly cloudy and sunny skies predicted, we’re in for a beautiful go this weekend. [Weather Forecast for Burghley]

SmartPak Product of the Day: Schooling is important and Labor Day means back to school sales. SmartPak is joining in on the fun, with their offer of buy one get one free for schooling boots. [SmartPak]