Dressage begins! Honestly, I’m still not accustomed to the idea of a fall five-star in the US, but as only the second annual Fair Hill 5*, I think I’m excused. The weather this weekend looks delightful, with all of the best parts of fall, and even a little rain Friday night to make the footing perfect for cross country! Last year Ian Stark said that his course was intentionally soft just to see how it went, so I’m prepared for some real action this year.
US Weekend Preview
Pine Hill Fall H.T. (Bellville, TX): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]
Poplar Place Farm October H.T. (Hamilton, GA): [Website] [Entries] [Scoring] [Volunteer]
Major International Events
MARS Maryland 5 Star:: [Website] [Entries] [Schedule ] [Drawn Order] [USEF Network Live Stream (North America)] [H&C+ Live Stream (Worldwide)] [Form Guide] [Digital Program] [EN’s Coverage]
Strzegom October Festival, Poland: [Website] [Entries] [Start Lists/Scoring]
News From Around the Globe:
After the first inspection, we are sadly down two entries. Liz Halliday-Smith’s lovely gelding Deniro Z didn’t make it through the jogs, and Leslie Law withdrew Voltaire de Tre. If you want to see pretty pictures of the horses, we’ve got all you need. [Wednesday Inspections]
Don’t forget to sign up for our 4 Days of Giveaways with Ride iQ, World Equestrian Brands, and Horse & Rider Books, which kicks off tomorrow. You can click here to sign up, even if you aren’t here in person, and you can also sign up for notifications on our course walk with Kyle Carter and Sharon White Friday afternoon. We hope to see you there!
Eventing Nation is once again delighted to have collaborated with the Maryland 5 Star Event Committee to bring you the digital program and form guide for the MARS Maryland 5 Star presented by Brown Advisory. Inside you’ll find all the details on everything you need to know to have a great time at Fair Hill this weekend or to supplement your at-home viewing.
The topic of value in a boarding barn has been coming up a lot lately. What makes a place worth a certain amount and, outside of the cost to the proprietor, what should influence what one charges for board? Beauty is the eye of the beholder, of course, but there are certain, definable features that make boarding facilities attractive to horse owners. [What Creates Value in a Stable?]
Hot on Horse Nation: A Shifting Paradigm of How We See Lameness
@practicalhorseman John Michael explains why cross country fences appear to be different heights and how they can be used in different divisions. #horsetiktok #horsetok ♬ original sound – Practical Horseman OnDemand