Friday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

My first customer of the day asking for breakfast as soon as possible please? Photo by Kate Samuels.

I have almost exclusively weirdos with big personalities, but I have a new horse in the barn, and I have a feeling he will bloom into a big annoying personality just like the others, but for now, he is a simple delight. He whickers at me every time he sees me, he stands quietly for all grooming and massage. He leads like a gentleman. He doesn’t shove you into a corner when you clean his stall because he HAS to have a butt scratch. He does lick a lot, but he doesn’t try to disrobe me. It’s so relaxing having a regular horse sometimes!

U.S. Weekend Preview

Full Moon Farm’s Fall HT (Finksburg, MD) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks (Reddick, FL) [Website] [Entries][Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

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

News From Around the Globe:

Nobody loves a good NZ TB more than Muzi Pottinger, and we’ve all benefitted from it. With her five-star partners Just Kidding and Good Timing, she speeds across the courses with style. Muzi prefers the thoroughbred breed specifically for their trainability, which she says gets a bad reputation because the process of retraining is an intellectual exercise and different for each horse. [Muzi’s Magnificent Thoroughbreds]

Jonelle Price has a penchant for small feisty mares that cannot be denied. In fact, I’m more surprised when she isn’t riding a small mare with many opinions and lots of energy. Her new five-star partner Hiarado is no different, and Jonelle thinks she might just be her ticket to Paris next year, so that’s not a bad recommendation. [Meet Hiarado]

If you’re having a hard time getting insurance coverage for your event horse, you’re not alone. More and more eventers are finding it increasingly challenging to find insurance of any kind for no other reason than their discipline. Major insurance companies are dropping long-time clients in eventing, and refusing to insure any new horses, regardless of level of competition. Why is eventing being targeted? [Eventers Encounter Shrinking Insurance Market]

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