Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Photo by Brian Wilcox/

I’ll fully admit to being completely biased, but in my humble opinion there’s nothing like eventing in the fall in New England. This photo gives you a taste of what you’re missing out on if you’re anywhere else. Not pictured: foggy mornings, dew covered boots and piping hot coffee while course walking, and the feeling of cutting through the crisp October air as you gallop across the country.

When he’s not photographing equestrian events, friend of EN Brian Wilcox of Connecticutphoto may be found piloting a drone and capturing stunning aerial photos of sleepy New England villages and picturesque farms. Brian recently captured the autumn beauty of the Kent School grounds all set and ready to go for their horse trials this Saturday. Check out his full drone photo gallery of the Kent School grounds here and follow his Facebook page for more stunning images.

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U.S. Weekend Preview:

Kent School H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Morven Park CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Heritage Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Woodside CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spokane Sport Horse H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Rosie Napravnik and Sanimo are your first-placed finishers in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover eventing division. Hot on her heels is last year’s champion Elisa Wallace with Crafty Charger. The top five finishers will compete in the finale on Saturday to vie for a chance to be crowned America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.

Thoroughbred Makeover Seminars are free to attend today, Oct. 4th! Check out the three educational seminars and panel discussions dedicated to the care, training and marketing of off-track Thoroughbreds [Seminars]

Thoroughbred Makeover links: WebsiteScheduleEntriesStall AssignmentsRide TimesMarketplaceSeminarsFinale Live StreamLive Scores

Applications for USEA Foundation Grants are due Oct. 15th. Applications for the Essex Horse Trials Grant, the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant, and the Haller Scholarship for Eventing Officials are now being accepted. Check out what grants you qualify for and get cracking! [Applications Now Being Accepted for USEA Foundation Grants]

Tune up your show jumping and support a good cause at the same time. Mardanza Farms in Micanopy, Florida, is open for the season and their hosting a show jumping day to benefit the Liz Cochran Memorial Groom’s Award. With divisions from 18″ to 1.30 meters, there’s something for everyone! [Mardanza Farms]

Save the date for the 2020 Equestrian Businesswomen Summit! The summit aims to provide thought-provoking and inspiring speakers talking about timely, relevant topics to help engage, support, and inform equestrian businesswomen. Stay tuned for the schedule and lineup of speakers! [EQBW Summit]

Featured Video: Three of the Thoroughbred Makeover horses in 2019 ran in the Kentucky Derby during their racing careers.

Kentucky Derby Horses at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

From the Run for the Roses to the Run for the Ribbons.. Three Thoroughbred Makeover horses in 2019 ran in the Kentucky Derby during their racing careers. Thank you to Churchill Downs for supporting Retired Racehorse Project and the Thoroughbred Makeover!

Posted by Retired Racehorse Project on Tuesday, October 1, 2019