Good morning and welcome to the weekend! I’m still floating from the St. Louis Cardinals big win in the National League Division Series (also know as 4 wins away from the World Series) on Wednesday night, so if you are friends with me on Facebook, I apologize for the deluge of likely annoying status updates. In other, more relevant news, Boekelo is officially in full swing, and Jenni is
partying it up with the Dutch on the scene to bring us the latest and greatest in Eventing Nation coverage. After dressage ended yesterday, Kenki Sato and Chippieh led the field on a score of 38.2, followed by none other than Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST and Geoffrey Soullez on Madiran du Liot*HN. The remainder of the US riders will dance in the sandbox today as dressage concludes. Stay tuned for much more!
Events This Weekend:
Course Brook Farm Fall H.T. [Website]
Fall Horse Trials at the Ark [Website]
The clock is ticking on the entry time for the contest that FLAIR is running. You can win $250 by winning back to back horse trials between now and October 31. Be sure to use FLAIR strips for both your cross country and stadium rounds (take photos so we can see you rocking them!), and then spend your $250 on…oh, who am I kidding, I would spend it on my vet and farrier bills. [Eventers Win Big With FLAIR]
Your heartwarming story of the day! A mare was stolen from her owner six years ago, when she was only eight months old. Fast forward to present day and the mare, who was about to become a mother, was found in very poor conditions in a field. A microchip scan revealed that the mare had an owner, and reunion ensued. [Mare Reunited With Owner Six Years After Theft]
Horse & Hound magazine tips its hat to New Zealand and Austrialian eventing. With Jock Paget’s recent success and the ongoing quality of both horses and riders being produced in New Zealand, Horse & Hound has announced a special issue that will feature much of Australia and New Zealand’s eventing talent. [H&H to Honor Australia and New Zealand’s Success]
Are you horse shopping? Ireland’s Goresbridge Go For Gold event horse sale is rapidly approaching. There are about seventy horses that will be offered for sale, from younger horses with untapped potential to seasoned competitors currently competing at International levels. Horse showcases, evening sales, and dinners are just a few of the reasons why this promises to be one of the premier fall sale events. [Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale Catalog and Performance Footage]
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is off and running this weekend. There are a ton of great competitions being held at this prestigious horse show, from Grand Prix jumpers to Junior Medal Finals. Better yet, the show is being streamed live on USEF Network, so now you have even more ways to spend time nerding out at your computer all weekend! [Pennsylvania National Horse Show Live Webcast]
Best of the Blogs:
Friday Video Break
What do you get when you put Ron Burgandy and a horse in the same shot? I’m still not really sure, even after watching this.