Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Sinead Halpin and Manoir De Carneville win Plantation. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Happy Monday, EN!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Saturday was very rainy in Northern California, so I spent it inside with a bowl of Count Chocula looking at all of the “Off To The AEC’s!” posts filling my Facebook News Feed.  Sunday was fantastic as I got to haul out my mud-boots and engage in a little puddle-splashing.  Plus there was also that episode of Breaking Bad that I can’t stop thinking about!  I’m having a hard time accepting that there is only one episode left.

Plantation Links:

[Scores] [CIC3* Cross Country Photos]

Weekend Results:

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Results]

Northwest Equestrian Fall Gala H.T. [Results]

Otter Creek Fall H.T. [Results]

Marlborough H.T [Results]

Stone Gate Farm H.T. [Results]

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. [Website]

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. [Results]

Coconino H.T. [Results]

Grandview Fall H.T. [Results]

Ballindenisk International (Ireland) [Scores]

Events Opening this Week:

Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (Georgia, A-3) CDCTA Fall H.T. (Virginia, A-2) Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Texas, A-5)

Monday News:

Sinead and Manoir de Carneville were were unstoppable all weekend long at Plantation, going clear in Stadium and Cross Country after a well ridden Dressage test.  Cross country day was a bit intense to say the least!  The rain overnight made the water complex at 15AB problematic.  There were several falls, but all horses and riders walked away.  Officials ultimately pulled the jump and adjusted the time allowed. Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda finished second, Erin Sylvester and No Boundaries third.  [More from EN][XC Reporting]

Amy Barrington Update: Amy continues to show improvement after being moved to the Sheperd Center.  Over the weekend Greg reported that Friday was a very good day for Amy.  She was attentive for 3-4 hours, answering yes and no to various questions.  According to the Facebook page chronicling her progress, she remembers that she is married, has a son and that she rides horses, not cats.  She is also smiling at family that has come to visit.  [Amy Barrington Recovery on Facebook]

Los Altos Hounds Hunter Pace: September 28th Northern California Riders, are you looking for a fun day out?  Have you ever thought about joining a Hunt?  Do you have a green horse or a young rider that needs some additional mileage on the cross country course? Los Altos Hounds is hosting a Hunter Pace on September 28th at The Piers Ranch/Glenoaks Equestrian Center.  This event is primarily targeted towards young riders, new hunter pace participants and smaller cross-country jumps.  There will even be a Hilltopper class for non-jumping riders – a perfect opportunity to take your friend or spouse who only likes to trail ride! If you can’t make this event, don’t despair.  Los Altos Hounds has an additional Hunter Pace coming up October 20th at Woodside Horse Park. What a great way to get out and enjoy your horse and maybe meet some new friends! [Los Altos Hounds]

Thoroughbred Prices Are Up Final numbers from the Keenland September Yearling Sale look more like they did prior to the economic downturn.  There were 18 yearlings that sold for $1 million or more, the highest total since 2008.  [NBC News]

Proposed rule changes may have you scooping poop when trail riding on New Hampshire public lands The State Department of Resources and Economic Development will hold several public hearings next month.  The impact this kind of rule would have is huge.  I’m generally not a doom-speaker, but this sort of thing always makes me nervous, even when it’s on the other side of the country.  [Valley News]

Expect to see enhanced security measures at this weekend’s Jockey Club Gold Cup Horses will be subject to pre-competition blood testing for banned substances and must be on site at Belmont Park by September 25th.  Vet records for the three days prior to the race will be published on the New York State Gaming Commission’s website.  []

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