Wednesday News & Notes from SmartPak

Photo via Fair Hill FB page.

There’s no rest for the wicked three-star riders who are literally traversing the world to compete all their mounts at the fall CCI events. Caroline Martin was a Boekelo last weekend with Pebbly Maximus and she and coach Leslie Law are now back in the States to tackle the Fair Hill CCI3* with Danger Mouse. Good luck to all of those bouncing from country to country!

National Holiday: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day

Major Events:

Fair Hill: WebsiteDrawn OrderScheduleCCI Live ScoresYEH Live ScoresEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Hitching Post Farm H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Exmoor Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Fleur de Leap H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Las Cruces H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

The Society of Master Saddlers’ is offering a course in the USA. For the first time, those in the US can attend a Master Saddlers’ course which will be held in Hagerstown, MD next April. Many industry professionals are eligible to attend, with participants eligible to travel overseas for the advanced course held in the UK. [Master Saddlers’ Course]

Tired of thinking of ways to supplement your income? Irish eventer Edie Murray-Hayden has found the best way to make a little cash on the side is to buy TB yearlings, break them, and pinhook them at sales. Her most recent venture cost her 56 Euro and sold for a whopping 500 Euro. I’m in! [Eventer Hooks TB Colt]

The Event Rides Association of North America is getting new leadership. As the ERA of NA transitions from the PRO organization, Jay Baughman and Helen Murray are stepping in as President-elect and Executive Director. [New Leadership at ERA of NA]

SmartPak Product of the Day: It’s theoretically fall (although the east coast weather is doing its best to convince us it’s still August), and that means it is time to think about replacing all those blankets we’ve been sitting on all summer. I hve been really impressed with the SmartPak brand of blankets, and even more impressed with their customer service! [SmartPak]