Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

If you know, you know. Photo by Mary Pat Stone.

So, I have two horses in my barn that are extremely prone to hives, and last year I thought I finally figured it out with a supplement and learning an acupuncture point to relieve inflammation. These two things combined DO get rid of the hives, but what isn’t helpful is when it literally rains EVERY NIGHT so as soon as I get rid of the hives, more show up. Please, send help, I’m sick of feeling like I’m reading braille when I curry my horse.

National Holiday: National Senior Citizens Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Great Meadow International: [Website] [Schedule] [Live Stream] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Order of Go] [Live Scores]

Caber Farm H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Shepherd Ranch H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

The Event at Archer H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Feather Creek Farm H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

War Horse Event Series August: [Website] [Entry Status]

News From Around the Globe:

What’s that? You want more pictures of Great Meadow? Don’t worry, once you’ve checked out our gallery, make sure you look at some pics from COTH of the dressage action yesterday.

Good news from Fair Hill! “While we won’t be having the Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill in mid-October this year, we WILL be competing! We’ve just added a Starter Trials on October 17th!” [Fair Hill]

Eventers think they’re mastering lots of skills, but what about 14-year-old Carlee McCutcheon, who wins with hunters, grand prix jumpers, and reining horses all alike. That’s some seriously diverse skills for any rider, let alone a junior! Coming from a thoroughly horsey family helps, but this girl has some serious skillz. [Carlee McCutcheon on Adaptability]

Do you have a horse that isn’t a great drinker? This is a common problem, and I have one in my barn that rarely drinks in the stall, which is worrisome when you compete and travel, as well as at home. New research shows that horses seem to have color preferences for the buckets of water, which might be a new trick for you to try. No shame: I tried it years ago on a whim and turns out my horse prefers yellow buckets and will only drink out of them. [Horses Show Color Preference]

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Video: Brittany Lopez and Dazed and Confused led the Open Intro B division at The Summer Event at Woodside from start to finish, winning on a score of 26.7.