Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Halloween, a two-part holiday for the Davidson fam. Photos via Andrea Leatherman Davidson’s Facebook page.

The best social media day of the year is Halloween, no contest, especially if you’re a sucker for photos of pets and small children in costume. Of course I’m partial to my own baby, AKA the party flamingo, but who really won the Facebooks for me yesterday was the Davidson family, who were similarly avian inspired and in Team BDJ colors to boot. Rubber gloves as chicken feet … gimme a break!!! Genius.

We’ll be leading the morning off with a photo gallery from Virginia Horse Trials, where a costume parade of horses and riders took to the jog strip yesterday. Spoiler alert: Will Faudree in a unicorn onesie. Stay tuned.

National Holiday: National Cook For Your Pets Day

Major Weekend Events:

Galway Downs 3DE & H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Virginia 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

News From Around the Globe: 

Galway Downs International Three-Day Event is underway in Temecula, California. The event kicked off Thursday afternoon with the first horse inspection for the CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L international divisions as well as the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day. After dressage, Tamie Smith leads the CCI3*-L with Danito on 24.3 as well as the CCI4*-L with En Vogue on 28.5. Whitney Tucker Billeter and Bill’s Midnight Magic leads the Training Three-Day on 25.9. [USEA: All Clear But One in Galway Downs International First Horse Inspection]

At Galway? A US Equestrian Open Athlete Forum will be held during the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event in Temecula, California, today at 4:30 p.m. PST in the Patron’s Tent. The final Open Athlete Forum of the 2019 season will take place during the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, Nov. 13-17 in Reddick, Florida. Exact day/time to be confirmed. The High Performance sessions at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place on Friday, Dec. 13 in Boston, Massachusetts. [Schedule and session times]

If you or your friends have been waiting impatiently for CrossCountry App on Android, here is your chance to test this exciting new app for free. You can download it from the Early Access Play Store and get updates just like a regular app, but it may not work perfectly all the time. That’s where testers come in: CrossCounty need you to report bugs and issues to help get it ready for its official release. It’s got all the features you know and love in the iPhone app with a an exciting new look and feel. [Get the Android App]

British Eventing membership prices, entry and start fees, prize money and abandonment insurance are all set to increase next season as the organisation looks at “revamping its membership offerings.” BE CEO Jude Matthews said BE and the British Event Organisers Association had agreed a formula for calculating any increase in entry fees, which was “designed to reflect the increasing costs an organiser incurs year on year.” [Horse & Hound: Cost of eventing to rise as more membership options considered]

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Will Faudree you are my hero 😍😂 #happyhalloween #bestturnedout #spirit #goeventing

Posted by Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride on Thursday, October 31, 2019