Friday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Engineer Mountain Trail, near Durango CO. Photo by Holly Smith Foy

Ok everybody in the eventing world might very well be obsessed with photos of Big Sky Country in Kalispell, Montana this week, but lets not forget views between the ears from elsewhere in the world. Honestly, this photo from Colorado took my breath away, and made me want to immediately abandon everything in my life and apply for jobs in the west doing any kind of duties as a ranch hand. I can’t be the only English rider that fantasizes about this, right?

U.S. Weekend Preview

The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, MT) [Website] [Ride Times/Scoring] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

Applewood Farm YEH & Mini Event (Califon, NJ) [Website] [YEH Ride Times] [Mini Ride Times]

Course Brook Farm Summer H.T. (Sherborn, MA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer][Scoring]

Full Moon Farms H.T. (Finksburg, MD) [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II (Allentown, NJ) [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer]

Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. (Trevor, WI) [Website] [Scoring]

Major International Events

CCIO4*-NC-S (Nations Cup) (Avenches, Switzerland) [Website] [Entries] [Program] [Live Stream]

News From Around the Globe:

If you ever feel bad about your equitation, just look at some photos of Barbie. While you’re all losing your minds this weekend about Rebecca Farm Barbie this weekend, don’t forget to connect with your roots by revisiting hot pink Barbie with her palomino steed, terrible riding style, and free flowing mane. [Why Riding Barbie is the Best Barbie]

When Kathryn Jenkins and First Commander stepped into the ring as finalists for the 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Show Hunter division last fall, it wasn’t just the culmination of many hours of hard work – it was a comeback story. When Jenkins found him, Mattis hadn’t yet begun his under-saddle retraining but he looked relaxed, sound, and happy jogging and cantering at liberty in the field and passed a pre-sale veterinary soundness examination. He seemed sweet, quiet, and like he’d be a gentle kick ride. Unforunately, the pair experienced many rest/recovery/return cycles, and Kathryn would notice odd bursts of attitude changes in her formerly sweet gelding – an unwillingness to go forward, sometimes sprinkled with sudden and aggressive tantrums. Her rehabilitation of his severe kissing spines is a story for the ages. [Kissing Spines to Makeover with Physical Therapy]

Random Summer Horse Wish List: Yes, Of Course We Have That

The USEF announced the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been named to the Short List for the U.S. Dressage Team for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. The dressage portion of equestrian competition will run October 22-23 and 25 in Santiago, Chile. Susie Dutta, Codi Harrison, Charlotte Jorst, Kevin Kohman, Anna Marek, Christian Simonson on two mounts, Sarah Tubman and Jennifer Williams will all attend a competition viewed by selectors, and the final team is expected to be announced mid-september. [Dressage Pan-Am Short List]

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