Friday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Yesterday in Maryland. Photo by Paige Ervin.

Yesterday the smoke from the fires in Canada hit my area of Virginia pretty good. I’ve been seeing a haze for a few days now, but today it was bad enough to call off riding for fear of lung particles for my horses. I texted my friend in Canada as well as my EN girls at Bromont to check in, and somehow the smoke patterns have spared them! It’s astonishing how far reaching something like this can be, because we don’t generally think in Virginia that we are breathing Canadian air. Now would be a super great time to discuss the environmental impacts of national and global events, and the far-reaching consequences of even the smallest political and legal decisions regarding taking care of planet earth, but that honestly feels almost too on the nose.

MARS Bromont CCI (Lac Brome, Quebec, Canada) [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Volunteer][Live Scoring] [EN’s Coverage]

EN has boots on the ground for Bramham International Horse Trials in the UK too, where Tilly will be bringing us all the ins and outs of the show. You can follow along with the live stream on H&C+ (subscription required).

Bramham International Horse Trials (Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK) [Website] [Schedule][Volunteer] [Ride Times / Live Scoring] [EN’s Coverage] [Live Stream]


U.S. Weekend Preview

Apple Knoll Farm H.T. (Millis, MA) [Website] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. I (Chelsea, MI) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring]

Golden Spike H.T. (Ogden, UT) [Website] [Volunteer] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring]

Middleburg H.T. (The Plains, VA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Plantation Field H.T. (Coatesville, PA) [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer]

Queeny Park H.T. (Saint Louis, MI) [Website] [Volunteer] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring]

River Glen June H.T. (New Market, TN) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring]

News From Around the Globe:

Air quality is being affected in many parts of Canada and the east coast of US, and we have to consider the welfare of our horses in sport. Concerns over air quality are ever-present as both humans and equines can be equally impacted. The USEF has supported individual competitions in decisions to either suspend or cancel due to compromised air quality. These things can change rapidly depending on weather, geography, and other factors, so it’s important to keep an eye on live updates for air quality if you’re planning on riding or competing over the next week or so. [USEF Competitions Update]

Does a personal review of the lady who placed third at Kentucky this spring count as best of blogs? Hard to say, but either way, Liz Halliday Sharp can ride and write, and we highly recommend reading this article. [My Weekend in Kentucky]

Bahrain has been stripped of the team title following an equine anti-doping case involving a banned substance and the horse Hera Durances, ridden by Abdulrahman Mohammed Alzayed. The FEI Tribunal confirmed the disqualification of the athlete and horse combination from the event and imposed an eighteen-month ineligibility period for the athlete, who has also been fined. As a result, Team Bahrain’s results are null and void as they no longer have the three required combination results to count for the team ranking and all the remaining teams on the leader board move up by one place, with France taking gold, Portugal slotting into silver and Italy stepping onto the podium with bronze. [France Named FEI Endurance World Champions]

Honestly, mothers are superheroes. Charlotte Dujardin returned to competition just two weeks after returning to the saddle since giving birth to her daughter Isabella in March. Her timeline for returning to riding was delayed, but that didn’t stop her from taking a double win in her comeback show, Windsor CDI4*. [Charlotte Reflects on Motherhood]


Bruno, Thomas, and Luke are officially on the way to Germany! 

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