Nah… I kid, I kid. I’m from Tennessee, for Pete’s sake, I have NO room to talk. Anyway, have you sent in your entry to the 2013 American Eventing Championships? If you’re qualified and still on the fence, you better “git on the stick” because closing date is upon us. The event (Sept. 26-29 at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas) features six brand new championship-level courses designed by Captain Mark Phillips. As of Sept. 5, the USEA had received over 410 entries from from 35 states, with folks hauling in from as far away as Washington state and Maine.
AEC links: [Omnibus] [Xentry] [Qualified Horses List] [Qualified Riders List] [Adequan Gold Cup Advanced Championships Qualifiers List] [Entry Status] [Qualification Criteria] [USEA Ride Share Program]
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Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials in Poolesville, Maryland, is in need of volunteers, especially cross-country jump judges, for its event this coming weekend. Co-organizer Nancy Jones says, “Even if folks can only give part of one of the days, we would love them forever! Plus, volunteers get cool goodies and schooling passes that can be used at any of our three schooling days. And the weather is supposed to be fantastic!” That’s one heck of a sales pitch. Email Karen Widmayer ([email protected]) or Pam Blumberg ([email protected]) for more info. [Website]
Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials, to be held Sept. 21-22 in Hanoverton, Ohio, will be accepting entries through Friday, Sept. 13. There are openings at ALL levels, Starter through Prelim, and on-grounds stalls are still available. It is requested that ALL late entries enter and pay via Xentry. [Website] [Omnibus]
Marilyn Little is coming off a successful weekend in the Netherlands, winning the Breda CIC2* on RF Tabasco (recently purchased from Germany’s Ingrid Klimke) and finishing second in the CIC3* on RF Demeter. Demeter seems to be in top form, finishing clean and within the time cross-country at Luhmuhlen (GER), Blair Castle (GBR) and Breda (NED). Marilyn also had top finishes in a jumper competition that was held at Breda in conjunction with the event. [Raylyn Farms]
FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips: Will you be at Blenheim this weekend? Stop by the Horses In Sport trade stand this Friday at noon for a signing opportunity with Team FLAIR’s Charlotte Agnew of Charlotte Agnew Eventing. Meet this talented equestrian, get an autographed photo, and take advantage of a b3g1f special offer from FLAIR and Horses in Sport! [FLAIR]
SmartPak Product of the Day: Do your stirrups keep getting longer, and longer, and longer? Or are your legs just getting shorter? Invest in a pair of no-stretch SmartPak Line Stirrup Leathers–covered with soft leather, they require no break-in time, and you’ll never feel like the incredible shrinking human again. [SmartPak]
Amy Barrington has been on all of our hearts after suffering a serious riding accident last week. The Amy Barrington Recovery Page on Facebook has been invaluable during this difficult time, offering daily updates on Amy’s condition, sharing ways we can help, and offering an outlet for loving messages from friends. A recovery fund has been set up via You Caring to organize donations and help fundraise for Amy’s recovery–you can contribute here. Kick on, Amy!