Morven Park Horse Trials holds many fond memories for me over the years, and I’ve competed there almost every year since I began eventing all those years ago with a pony and a dream. This year I’ll be missing it, but luckily we have live coverage here on EN so you can keep up with all the action at all the levels. Stay tuned!
U.S. Weekend Preview
News From Around the Globe:
Horse & Country is partnering with the USEF to bring you even more live streaming of competitions worldwide. Now you’ll be able to enjoy premium content from H&C with your USEF membership, and see even more events on livestream! With spectating limited this year (and maybe next) it’s really great for all of us at home to be able to keep up with all the action. And no extra membership fees! [H&C Partners with USEF]
The Retired Racehorse Project is back again with an amazing online auction! To raise money for the Thoroughbred Makeover, which next year will be a super makeover featuring both 2020 horses and 2021 horses, you’ll find some truly sweet goods available for the next 8 days. Offering a variety of options ranging from coveted racing memorabilia, unique gifts, original art, handcrafted goods, quality services, and one of a kind experiences. [RRP Online Silent Auction]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and SmartPak is encouraging riders to help them give back. For the second year in a row, they’ve partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and giving back a portion of their sales on exclusive pink-ribbon items. With limited edition Piper Knit Breeches and SmartPak saddle pads, you too can go pink in style and show your support! With their most comfortable and popular styles featuring pink ribbon accents, you’ll be sure to get a great product while also supporting a great cause. [SmartPak Goes Pink]
Kristian Beverly speaks to being actively anti-racist in the horse world. “My existence is not a difference of opinions. A difference of opinion is whether you like glazed or jelly donuts. Not if a person deserves humanity.” [All Parts of Me]
Have you experienced level-shaming? It’s all too common for some of us to casually mention our first “real” event horse, and simply mean our first upper level horse. But within that, we are suggesting that horses or riders that don’t compete at the upper levels are somehow worth less, and this is simply ridiculous. A solid horse that can throw down three good phases at Training level with an amateur rider is just as real as any five-star competitor on the international scale. [What is “Real”?]
Video: A real flashback to Morven 2008!