Saturday Links from Tipperary

Horse Expo 2014 - Erin Critz, Stephanie Nicora and Hayley Sullivan - Demo riders for Gina Miles. Horse Expo 2014 - Erin Critz, Stephanie Nicora and Hayley Sullivan - Demo riders for Gina Miles.

I love tack swaps. Shopping for that special find is always fun and they are a sporadic resource for my beloved rust breeches. I’m up to six pairs at last count, thank you very much. This weekend isn’t a tack swap, it is something much grander. It is Horse Expo weekend here in Northern California. Two years ago, fellow EN writer Stephanie Nicora, Hayley Sullivan and I had the good fortune to be demo riders for Gina Miles. It was a very unique experience — not quite a clinic and not entirely a performance either. This year’s clinicians really aren’t my style, but the shopping always is. Off to go in search of free samples galore, and probably some horse cookies as well. If you’re there and you see me in my EN polo shirt, say hi!

Weekend Action:

Bromont CCI: WebsiteEntriesScheduleDressage Ride TimesLive Scores,  EN’s CoverageTwitterInstagram

Bramham: WebsiteLive ScoresRide TimesEvent Rider MastersERM Live Stream

Valinor Farm H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Plantation Field June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

The Middleburg H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

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

Roebke’s Run CCI, CIC & H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Queeny Park H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times][Live Scores]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Derbyshire Farms H.T. [Website]

Saturday Links:

It’s a new tourist-friendly era at Kentucky’s famed horse farms

Missing horse reunited with owner

Pennsylvania horse catches a ride in a mini-van

Horses taken from Peaceable Farm seized again from horse rescue

Horse ‘plays dead’ in funny video

North Carolina 9th grader earns her varsity letter from USEF

Saturday Video:

Belmont Weekend means it’s time to watch this and get a little choked up.