Saturday Links from Tipperary

I need to get myself one of these before they sell out. I need some fine Area VI threads to snuggle up in at the office. Aww yiss! I need to get myself one of these before they sell out. I need some fine Area VI threads to snuggle up in at the office. Aww yiss!

This week I busted out my barn jacket for the first time this season. I also wore a hoodie to the office as well as some fleece lined riding tights. (No, seriously. It’s a very casual office, and when paired with a big hoodie they can pass for yoga pants. I’m fashion forward.) Best of all, there was frost on my windshield the other morning and I liked it. The first frost is a thing of wonder and beauty due to the death it brings. Good bye flies. There may be a few stragglers yet as we haven’t officially hit freezing in the Sacramento Valley, but I think I may have sprayed my last few blasts of fly spray for the season. This is one of the simple pleasures that comes with the colder weather. Yes, fly spray is a great smell, but an even better smell is anything you smell without flies buzzing at your nose.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Full Moon Farms H.T. [Website]

River Glen Fall H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Ocala Fall H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times][Live Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

The Horse Radio Network Holiday Radiothon is coming up on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30! Featuring 20 hosts, celebrity guests and over $2,500 in prizes, you don’t want to miss this epic 12-hour long party. EN’s own Jenni Autry and Leslie Wylie are hosting the final hour, and we need YOU to call in so we can show the world eventers are awesome. [HRN Holiday Radiothon]

The first independent International Cross Country Safety Conference is coming up this February. The purpose of the conference is to “inform, discuss and contribute to the ongoing success of cross country courses while increasing awareness of best safety practices that should be adopted.” Discussions will include the use of frangible pins and other emerging safety technologies, developing a global cross country safety standard, Q&A sessions with guest speakers and more. Here’s the kicker though, they need to do a bit of fundraising for this to all go down, so even a little bit helps, and contributes towards a smarter and safer sport. Read more in Leslie’s write up [Cross Country Safety Conference in Ireland] and contribute to the Kickstarter [David Morton’s Kickstarter]

Are you feeling the #NoStirrupNovember pain? We completely understand. That’s why we’re teaming up with Total Saddle Fit to give away a beautiful pair of calfskin leathers as your reward for all of your hard work this month. We’ve extended the deadline to Monday, November 16 at 5 p.m. EST so enter now! [#NoStirrupNovember Contest Details]

The world’s last truly wild horse is making a comeback

Is there really such a thing as a woman’s horse?

Florida horse owners are scared after thefts and killing

After severe horse abuse case momentum builds to change Virginia laws

Saturday Video:

The gradual end of show season has me like…