Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Indoor Eventing is coming to the West Coast! WOOHOO! Photo from Taren Atkinson's Facebook Page Indoor Eventing is coming to the West Coast! WOOHOO! Photo from Taren Atkinson's Facebook Page

Have you ever been so excited about something that you freaked out, sent your BFF nine text messages about how you were going to go do this thing because it’s exactly what you’ve been talking about for months and months and oh-my-god-wouldn’t-it-be-fun? Did you then proceed to realize said exciting thing was happening on the exact other side of the state? Immediately afterward did you begin trailer shopping and when asked by your husband exactly what it was that you were doing did you fib and state, “Nothing Dear” after submitting the financing request on a shiny new 2-horse bumper pull with a glamorous dressing room? No? Me either. I was just checking… for a friend.

North American Weekend Results:

GMHA September H.T. [Scores]

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Scores]

Poplar Place Farm September CIC & H.T. [Scores]

Dunnabeck H.T. [Scores]

Feather Creek H.T.  [Scores]

Flying Cross Farm H.T.   [Scores]

Whidbey Island H.T.  [Saturday Scores] [Sunday Scores]

FEI Global Weekend Results and Happenings:

Blenheim (GBR) CCI/CIC3* [Website] [Scores] [Cross Country Course Photos]

Jardy (FRA) CCI/CIC1*

Langenhangen (GER) CIC1/2* [Website]

Bonza (COL) CCI1*, CIC2*

Pompadour (FRA) CICYH1*

Events Opening This Week:

 Pine Hill Fall H.T. (TX, A-5)  Galway Downs International Event & H.T. (CA, A-6)  Full Gallop Farm H.T.(SC, A-3)  The Virginia CCI1*, CIC2* and H.T. (VA, A-2)  Rocking Horse Fall H.T. (FL, A-3)

Monday News and Notes:

Calling All SHN Success Stories! Horse shopping can be a long and stressful operation. Buyers want to find their perfect new partner, and sellers want their horses to go to the right home. If you used EN’s classified site Sport Horse Nation to find your new best eventing friend, we want to hear about it! Email [email protected] with “SHN Success Story” in the subject.

One of the best things about this crazy community of horse-people is that we’re always there to help other horse-people when it really matters. Fifteen Colorado horses got loose near a busy stretch of highway. A number of bystanders helped corral the escapees. [More from 9news.com]

A horse in central New York has been euthanized due to EEE. Mosquitos are starting to be more active in lots of areas of the country so now is the time to be mindful of things like WNV and EEE. [More from news observer.com]

One of the major differences between horsekeeping in the US and in Europe is the concept of a passport. Europe is beginning the massive task of revamping the passport system. Foals will have to be issued an identification number and passport before their first birthday. The changes will also establish a centralized database and streamline current procedures.  [More form horsetalk.co.nz]

One of the other major differences between the US and Europe, when it comes to horses, is mainstream media coverage. The BBC had some nice coverage on Whittington’s win at Blenheim. [Check it out here]

Monday Video:

Would you like to ride this year’s Blenheim winner around last year’s track? Well, here you go!

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