Saturday Links from Tipperary

Even though the skies are grey, it's a great day to school cross country. Photo from Liz Hall on Facebook

Even though the skies are grey, it’s a great day to school cross country. Photo from Liz Hall on Facebook

Early sunsets and a handful of Events remaining in the season can mean only one thing – winter is right around the corner. I have a love-hate relationship with winter as a horse person. I love body clipping, quarter sheets and clinics. I am not so much a fan of boot-sucking mud, dependence on flashlights and the never ending quest to find a blanket that won’t rub my mare’s shoulders. I’m admittedly lucky out here in California that I don’t have to cope with all that fluffy white-stuff that causes much of the east coast Eventing community to break south for Aiken or Florida, but I do find myself fantasizing about a quiet snowy trail ride once in a while. Ah well, guess I will have to settle for a few beach trail rides this winter instead. Here’s to the off-season!

U.S. Weekend Action:

Full Moon Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

River Glen Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Poplar Place Farm November  H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

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

Saturday Links:

Washington State Horse Park gala scheduled for November 12th

Palmerston North eventing horse Double J Sunshine ranked sixth in the world

Walkover victory for Funnell in Calver Wealth Management 2* League

Edwards-Smith retains lead in ESNZ Eventing Super League

The Thrill of the ‘Chase Lives On with USEA Classic Series Divisions at Galway Downs International

Arabian Mare Recovering from West Nile Virus in California

Saturday Video:

It’s almost time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Mine is to eat better at horse shows.