Friday News & Notes Presented by Zoetis

Fall in my neck of the woods. Photo by Kate Samuels.

I’m reminiscing on the time that I was lucky enough to go to Pau, and how nice it was to go to the south of France when it was already frigid at home! I am also distinctly remembering that every day in the press tent, I ate my personal weight in cheese and bread and candy and literally nothing else. All of this was procured in the Pau market of my dreams, where there were too many amazing choices of delicious items. Okay, well obviously now I have to go back because of the cheese.

U.S. Weekend Preview

FEH & YEH Last Chance Qualifier & West Coast Championships (Paso Robles, CA): [Website] [Entries/Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, GA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

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

Major International Events

Les 5 Étoiles de Pau:[Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Timing & Scoring] [Save 15% on H&C+ Annual] [H&C+ Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage] [EN’s Ultimate Guide to Pau] [EN’s Instagram] [Visit Kentucky Performance Products]

News From Around the Globe:

Caroline Martin is heading back to the states after her life-changing trip of learning with Pippa Funnell. While her week at Pau wasn’t meant to be, she did have an overall amazing time studying, learning, and competing in England thanks to the Wilton Fair Grant. Her recent results at Le Mondial du Lion in both the divisions were impressive, and she says that she improved more than ever imagined, and this grant from the USEA has changed her life. [Ringside Chat with Caroline Martin]

The 64th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) makes its highly anticipated return to the Washington, D.C. area from October 24 through 30, 2022. Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious, competitive, and entertaining equestrian events with competition for international, professional, amateur, junior, and child riders. Highlights include the $406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington, and the WIHS Equitation Finals and Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships, plus popular community and charity events, including Kids’ Day and Barn Night. [Check Out WIHS]

I love a good spooky story, as long as I’m in a well lit house with a dog and several other people to protect me, because turns out I’m extremely easily spooked. Halloween is upon us, so torture yourself with these three stranger than fiction equestrian horror stories. [Spooky But True]

Best of Blogs: Peace in NowhereLand

Best of Blogs Pt 2: I Didn’t Tell My Parents I Bought a Horse

Making your own upper level horses is not for the faint of heart. After selling her older four-star horse last spring, Ashley Kehoe imported her now 6-year-old Holsteiner gelding Daktaris from Germany with hopes of producing him through the levels to be her next upper-level mount. “He was young and wild, but had a lot of talent,” Kehoe reflected. She trusted her friend Svenja Eckart’s assessment of the horse and her word that Kehoe would love him, so she took a gamble and bought him off of a video. Her partnership with him paid off with a win in the Training Three-Day at Midsouth. [Daktaris Finds a New Gear]