Saturday Links from Tipperary

According to Akira Beijing, birdcatcher spots are the hot new fashion trend for the upcoming fall season. According to Akira Beijing, birdcatcher spots are the hot new fashion trend for the upcoming fall season.

Is it fall yet or are we all just so sick of summer that we’re kicking it off early?  I’m not 100 percent sure as I’ve started seeing pumpkin-flavored everything and Halloween decorations here and there, but no Count Chocula cereal yet. On the other hand, a beautiful flurry of emails reminding me about early season blanket sales has already started hitting my inbox, which means it must be getting cold somewhere.

Each email sets off another sleepless night where I wonder if one of the blankets therein will be THE ONE that finally doesn’t rub my pony’s shoulders. My mare has started to get a bit fluffy as the sun starts setting earlier and earlier. She’s also decided to sport some birdcatcher spots this year for some unknown reason.

Body clipping is becoming more and more tempting by the day, though I know it will be more satisfying the longer I wait. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to spend the next seven hours adding and removing blankets to my online shopping cart and being paralyzed with indecision.

Events This Weekend:

Blenheim: WebsiteEntries & ScoringLive StreamEN’s CoverageTwitterInstagram

Five Points H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Bucks County H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Poplar Place Farm September CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Copper Meadows CIC & H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Chardon Valley H.T. [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Dreamcrest September H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Where Do Riders Have to Finish at Blenheim to Win £30,000 Event Rider Masters Title?

NZ Eventing’s Proving Ground Sets Kiwi Stars on Path to Glory

Claire Lomas to Complete Great North Run Live on BBC

Blind Rescue Horse Makes Unique Bond

Nevada Wild Horse Population in State of Emergency?

Caisson Horses Given New Homes After Arlington Duties

Dwarf Billy Goat Busts Out Clydesdale Best Friend from Paddock

EN reader Teresa Johnson is asking that all fellow fans take a moment to vote for SCARE (South Carolina Awareness and Rescue for Equines Inc.) in the $10,000 Rescue Your Rescue Photo Contest presented by Tractor Supply Company. Voting closes tomorrow and SCARE needs our help to win much needed funds to continue their important equine rescue work in South Carolina. Click here to vote.

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