Saturday Links from Tipperary

Staying warm and dry on the Wet Coast, I mean West Coast! Photo from Debi Ravenscroft's Facebook Page Staying warm and dry on the Wet Coast, I mean West Coast! Photo from Debi Ravenscroft's Facebook Page

It is another soggy weekend in California, but eventers will always go on. The storms hitting the West Coast this weekend are supposed to be pretty significant and judging by everything I’ve seen on Facebook so far, it is certainly making the action at Fresno County Horse Park quite interesting. Fortunately, FCHP’s cross country course is well suited to the rain and it should be a great early-season outing for those brave enough to endure the weather. Plus, who doesn’t love dramatic horse show photos showcasing wild weather? In the interest of being prepared for anything, I’d strongly suggest packing some water-wings, warm drinks and maybe a snorkel as the storm is supposed to continue through Sunday.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park CIC & H.T. [Website] [Ride Times/Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture released an announcement on their website earlier this week that a new case of EHV-1 had been confirmed in San Diego County, and the horse had previously been stabled in tent 21 at HITS Coachella from January 21 to February 5th. CDFA released an additional statement that they were aware of additional cases of symptomatic EHV-1 from horses stabled in tent 21. Please horse owners be diligent and contact your vet immediately if you suspect your horse may have been exposed or it is showing symptoms.

Retired Racehorse Project and USEA Collaborate to Educate Trainers

USEF to hold public workshop on Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) March 13th, in Orlando, FL

Florida schools go head-to-head in first intercollegiate challenge of the year

New ebola treatment derived from horse antibodies

NAJC/CICOY Area declarations due March 1

Saturday Video:

I have daydreams about going to a horse-faire like this to find my next wee fire-cracker!