Saturday Links

Who is stoked to watch some Grand Prix Eventing cross country today? One of these years I’ll make it down to Aiken to watch this fun event in person, but until then I’ll be enjoying the livestream thanks to H&C+. The first horse leaves the start box at 12:30 PM ET!

$50,000 Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field: [Website] [Entry List] [Live Scores] [Ride for Charity Fan Vote] [Live Stream]

Women’s History Bit of the Day:

I’m not much of a cinephile to be honest (unless you count watching Harry Potter marathons whenever they’re on TV, even when I’ve already seen each film about five hundred times) but the above photo of these two fantastic ladies behind some of the H&C cameras at Bruce’s Field got me wondering about women working behind the camera in the film industry. In the nearly 100 year history of the Oscars, only two women have ever been nominated for an Academy Award in cinematography — Rachel Morrison for Mudbound in 2018 and, as of just last month, Ari Wegner in 2022 for The Power of the Dog. Film is another historically male-dominated industry. Why? Why do we see so few female Directors of Photography? This 2018 article is a thought-provoking account.

March 5 is Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day:

You may not realize it, but someone in your barn may contend with this often-invisible disorder each day (in fact, it was an eventer who tipped us about raising awareness today). Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory. You can learn more about DID here, here and here.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, Ga.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. (Altoona, Fl.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days Farm March H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

We Are All Warriors In Our Own Field: A Ukrainian Show Jumper Weighs in On the Fallout of War

Opinion: Olympic Skating Controversy Underscores SafeSport’s Importance

USEF Suspends Competitions in California for 14 Days

Cross Country Behaviour Survey

Jumping Clinic: Too-short Stirrups

Saturday Video: Only eight and half weeks to go until centerline at Badminton!