Friday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Ian Stark loves a rider frightener. Photo courtesy of Copperline Equestrian.

Everybody is excited to be in Maryland this weekend, either as a competitor or a spectator, but is it more exciting than picking up a new project from the track? Eh, in my world…the latter won out yesterday. I trucked my way up north a bit to pick up a surprise gelding, and the surprise was a good one! He raced on Monday, and he’s been running pretty heavily the past few months, so I was prepared to pick up a horse that needs the winter off, but so far, he’s delightful and sane and sound and chunky, all of which are wonderful signs. So while fancy dressage is happening today, I’ll be busy trying to make this recently retired racehorse at least look like a five-star horse at home.

Major International Events

MARS Maryland 5 Star: [Website] [Entries, Schedule & Times] [Live Scores] [Live Stream (North America)] [Live Stream (Outside North America)] [Tickets] [5* Form Guide] [Digital Program] [XC Maps] [EN’s Coverage]

Young Horse World Championships (Le Lion D’Angers, France): [Website] [Schedule] [Entries][Live Stream] [Scoring]

#Santiago2023: [Website] [Sport Schedule] [FEI Info Hub] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event: [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

U.S. Weekend Preview

Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event (Lexington, KY) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer][Scoring]

Ram Tap National H.T. (Fresno, CA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

SAzEA Fall H.T. (Tucson, AZ) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Willow Draw Charity Show (Weatherford, TX) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer][Scoring]

Windermere Run H.T. (Grandview, MO) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

News From Around the Globe:

Just in case you missed the action from yesterday…Piggy March handed us all our butts in dressage on the five-star first-timer Brookfield Cavalier Cruise, and is making her first trip to Maryland pretty memorable already. [Getting Piggy With It]

Eventing Nation is awarding #SupergroomSuperlatives at Maryland! Use this form to nominate a groom working at Maryland this weekend in a category and we’ll select the winners to receive new ringside bags stuffed with category-specific goodies on Sunday! [Nominate Your Groom Here!]

Hot on Horse Nation: Ancient Horse Bridle Found in Glacial Ice

Wait wait…are you fully prepared for NEXT week’s action? The Pan American Games, duh! The 2023 Pan American Games begin Friday, Oct. 20, with opening ceremonies in Santiago, Chile. The equestrian portion of the games, however, doesn’t start until Sunday, Oct. 22, with the first day of dressage. Eventing goes next, running Oct. 27-29. The U.S. has already qualified teams for the 2024 Paris Olympics in both sports, but the tension for U.S. equestrian fans will intensify when show jumping begins Oct. 31, and the U.S. team gets its final chance to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. [Everything You Need to Know: Pan Ams 2023]

Le Lion looks…fun…this weekend…


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