Friday News & Notes

When your vest zipper breaks during cross country schooling. Photo via Humans of Eventing Facebook.

If you’re going to event, you better pack a sense of humor, and the Humans of Eventing Facebook page never fails to make us laugh. From overheard wry comments to fun and funny photos, it’s a great reminder to never take ourselves too seriously.

Holiday: National Brave Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

The Event at Archer: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Show Photographer]

ESDCTA H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Fleur de Leap H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Show Photographer]

The Event at Isaacks Ranch: [Website] [Entry Status]

Larkin Hill H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Show Photographer]

The Middleburg H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Stable View Oktoberfest: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Ready for some fast facts about Stable View? In its fifth year, they’re running a CCI4*-S, a CCI3*-S and a CCI2*-S, as well as Beginner Novice through Intermediate level horse trials. With a whopping 380 entries, it’s a positively packed weekend. Lots of previous winners are returning this year, some with different jockeys at different levels, so it’s definitely a fun event to watch unfold. [Stable View Fast Facts]

Applications are open for the 2020 Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge at Galway Downs International for both the CCI3*-L and the CCI4*-L in Temecula, CA. The Futures Team Challenge, part of USEF’s Eventing Pathway Program, was established in 2019 to prepare future senior team athletes by providing an opportunity to experience competing as part of a team and working with the U.S. team coaches. All U.S. eventing athletes are invited to apply. [Apply for the Futures Team Challenge]

In terms of the weirdest but most wonderful thing you’ll click on this week, I present the Pandemic Performance Panorama online show, and more specifically, the Bad Performance class. I honestly don’t even know how to describe what’s going on here, but it made me giggle. [Bad Performance Class]

Money and horses go together like wine and cheese, but somehow we don’t like to talk about it. But opening the door to talking about the financial side of how different riders make it work helps us all see the real side of horse ownership. In this interview, we learn how an ER nurse is keeping her equestrian dream alive. [ER Nurse Navigates Horse Ownership]

Share the love with EEI! Due to the pandemic, 2020 has been a difficult year for the non-profit Equestrian Events, Inc. With the cancellation of the Kentucky Three-Day Event and the AEC, EEI has suffered a tremendous loss. The success of EEI’s previous events does not translate into deep pockets since the organization either re-invests directly into their events or donates to other charities. In a year with virtually no income, EEI is looking for ways to overcome these financial challenges. You can help by making a donation or shopping LRK3DE merchandise.

We’ll miss you, Julian! Julian Seaman has been an effervescent presence at Badminton Horse Trials as Media Manager for the past 18 years — you’re an true EN legend, Julian! Julian’s successor will be Becky Elvin, who has been part of Julian’s team for some 10 years and our team looks forward to working with her in 2021. [Badminton Horse Trials Appoint New Media Manager]

Video: Relive some 2018 Stable View action. Fan favorites Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless were entered in the CCI4*-S for this weekend but sadly withdrew before dressage. Elisa still has a busy weekend with two horses in the CCI2*-S, Munson Slew and Sharp Decision, and one horse in the CCI3*-S, Let It Be Lee. Best of luck!