Friday News & Notes from Stable View

Guess who’s back, back again?! Yes, she’s back – tell a friend. Ok, ok I’ll stop now, but forgive me for sharing exactly what went through my head when I saw this post from Caroline Pamukcu, announcing her return to the UK, after a brief hiatus.

Once again basing with Pippa Funnell, her mentor when she was first made the trip overseas (almost two years ago), Caroline is one of a few lucky riders over here in Blighty as part of the USA Eventing Development Tour. Welcome back, Caroline! Sorry about the rain but we hope you have fun nonetheless; we’re looking forward to following your adventures over here, along with the rest of Team USA over here on the tour!

U.S. Weekend Preview

Flora Lea Spring H.T. (Medford, NJ) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Spring Coconino Horse Trials (Flagstaff, AZ)[Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

USEA MDHT YEH/NEH Qualifier (Adamstown, MD) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Virginia Horse Center Eventing (Lexington, VA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Willow Draw Charity Show (Weatherford, TX) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Woodside Spring H.T. (Woodside, CA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

UK International Events

Bicton Arena International (1) (Devon) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

European Events

Equestrian Festival Baborówko (Poland) [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Scoring] [Live Stream РCMH]

Friday News and Reading

Well, well, well, if it isn’t yet another podcast recommendation from me. But, stop rolling your eyes now, this one is a little different to the usual content from me. Instead of the EquiRatings Podcast, this week I want to draw your ears to the latest ‘Path to Paris’ episode from Equestrian Sports New Zealand, featuring Monica Spencer. We all know I love a Kiwi, and this lady stole my heart when she first broke onto the worldwide scene in Pratoni. I’d love to see her name on the New Zealand Olympic Team sheet, and she is certainly doing all she can to make it happen!

A little bit more Kiwi Olympic content for you. Told you I was a big fan. This time the spotlight is on our Badminton champ, Caroline Powell. She’s also a potential one to watch in terms of tan Olympic call up, 12 years after she and Lenamore helped Team NZ to Team Bronze, back in London 2012. With the UK longest just announced, I can’t wait to see who makes the list for the Kiwi contingent.

I frequent find myself having to do a little refresher course in studs. There’s just so many to choose from, and so many options – studs front and back? Outside and inside? Short, long, none? It’s never simple, so thank you Horse & Hound, for this neat little guide for those of us who are still struggling to get their head around it all. V, v helpful. Shall save and favourite, immediately.

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Weekend Watching
Dunno if you heard, but there’s something pretty happening over in Paris this Summer. No big deal, just the Olympics. You know, that little gymkhana with a few decent(ish) riders. Venue is pretty cool, though – none other than the Palace of Versailles, which is itself steeped in Equestrian history – learn all about it with this nifty little video.

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