Friday News & Notes from Kentucky Equine Research

The infamous stone ruins of Plantation Field and a very cute dog.

No rest for the weary — it’s straight on to Plantation Field for the EN team, and nearly all of the riders on the U.S. World Equestrian Games Team. The aftermath of Hurricane Florence has resulted in perfect going up in Unionville, Pennsylvania. You can watch all the action live as the CIC3* kicks off today on USEF Network, starting with a full day of dressage at 8 a.m. EST.

National Holiday: National New York Day

Major Events This Week:

Plantation Field: WebsiteScheduleStart TimesLive ScoresLive StreamBroadcast ScheduleEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Marlborough H.T [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]
Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]
MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]
FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]
FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]
News From Around the Globe:
So, feeding all the horses at the WEG is no small feat, but luckily for us, KER has it handled. For week one, KER delivered 1,093 bags of finished feed and 107 bags of grains. Hay? You bet. How about 2,945 bales of hay, with options from Timothy, Orchard and Alfalfa to mix and match for each and every horse. ALSO, 21,025 pounds of apples and carrots. We see where your priorities are, top level riders, we see you.  [Feeding the WEG]
In two weeks, you’ll be treated to a first hand Nation Media report from the Retired Racehorse Project. We have three riders going, competing in a variety of disciplines, and ready to report on the action! Kristen Kovatch has been including us in her journey with Jobber Bill as they prepare for the working ranch and freestyle cattle work. How do you prepare a race horse for the life of a western ranch horse? [Race Horse to Ranch Horse: Stone Bruises & Perspective]
Sorry George Morris, we found some things at the WEG vendor village that will quite frankly put you over the edge. Floral patterned alligator skinned tall boots? Check. Horse boots that will quite literally blind you with bling? Check. Helmets made into light fixtures? You bet. [6 Times The WEG Vendor Village Made George Morris Die]