Friday News & Notes from SmartPak

I know Halloween is over, but I just couldn’t resist using this photo and showing you all this Grade A quality Side Eye this pony is serving up. I think the pony is a ladybug, but honestly I don’t know what’s going on at all, but I laughed out loud looking at his expression. Oh ponies, what would we do without them!

National Holiday:  National Scrapple Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Full Moon Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

River Glen Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Poplar Place Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Grand Oaks has cancelled their November horse trials in Weirsdale, Florida due to a lack of entries. All entry fees will be refunded. “We are looking forward to hosting our January horse trials and are working hard to find a better date for our fall event.” [Grand Oaks November H.T. Cancelled]

Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy is returning to Kealani Farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania on Dec. 1 and 2 for another of his highly popular indoor clinics combining cross country and show jumping exercises. A portion of clinic fees will go to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund in support of Jonty Evans. [Event Clinics]

Have you joined the Happy, Healthy, & Horsey Facebook group? They’re having a 30-day-challenge right now to become, you guessed, it happier, healthier and more horsey! From time management to weight loss to sports psychology, this group has everything. Check out the guidelines for the halfway point on this Horse Nation article. [Happy, Healthy, & Horsey]

Real talk from the dressage world: why is Isabell Werth so good? The 45-year-old world champion is currently ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 20th in the world with a variety of horses in her barn, and just keeps getting better every year. What’s her secret? With ten individual and team Olympic medals hanging in her tack room, Isabell has become the most decorated equestrian of all time, and we’re not even counting World Cups, World Equestrian Games, and European Championships. [What’s Isabell Werth’s Secret?]

Equestrian businesswomen unite! The Equestrian Businesswomen Summit will be held on January 9th, 2019, from 9am-5pm at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. There will be thought provoking and inspirational speakers talking about timely, relevant topics to help engage, support, and inform equestrian businesswomen. Get you tickets today! [Buy Tickets Here]

Former USEF and FEI official Andrew Temkin has been permanently banned for violating SafeSport laws and has been found guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. A former S-level eventing technical delegate and FEI two-star technical delegate, Andrew competed through the CCI3*level and served on the USEF SafeSport Ad Hoc Task Force earlier this year. Temkin will now be banned from coaching, competing, attending or officiating at any USEF-recognized events. Temkin is also suspended from the FEI, as all individuals suspended from the USEF are reciprocally. [SafeSport Bans Eventing Official]

Friday Video: Flash Back Friday to Vermiculus in 2012 at one of his first Training level events!