Thursday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Wedding in a barn, but make it fancy. Photo courtesy of Stable View.

While you’re thoroughly enjoying Stable View’s Oktoberfest this weekend, imagine yourself (or a friend!) getting married there! That’s right, you can have the barn wedding of your dreams, but also super fancy. The main barn and the pavilion are fully equipped for indoor and outdoor rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. With accommodations for up to 75 guests, check out the full details on the Stable View Wedding site!

U.S. Weekend Preview

Stable View Oktoberfest 2/3/4* and H.T. (Aiken, Sc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Volunteer]

Twin Rivers Fall International (Paso Robles, Ca.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Volunteer]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. (Allentown, Nj.): [Website] [Volunteer]

Old Tavern H.T. at Great Meadow (The Plains, Va.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

University of New Hampshire H.T. (Durham, Nh.): [Website] [Entries]

Major International Events:

FEI Eventing European Championships: [Website] [Entries] [Start List & Scores] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

News From Around the Globe:

Ingrid Klimke is looking to win a third individual title in a row at the FEI European Eventing Championships in Switzerland, a feat achieved by only two other riders. Only Britain’s Ginny Elliott and Klimke’s compatriot Michael Jung have won three-in-a-row from 1985 to 1989 and 2011 to 2015, respectively. Klimke is teaming up with her 17-year-old gelding SAP Hale Bob again, having excelled on the horse at the 2017 Championships in Strzegom in Poland and on home ground two years later in Luhmuehlen. SAP Hale Bob has also won European team gold in 2015 and an Olympic team silver medal at Rio 2016. [Ingrid Looks for Three-In-A-Row]

We all strive for greatness. Regardless of your age, level, or discipline; your horse and sport are just too important for you to give anything less than your best. But what happens when mistakes or missed opportunities interfere with your ability to achieve that greatness? What happens when disappointments make you mess up or feel let down? Well, for most riders the answer is simple. Regret. Regrets happen when you give 100% but it’s not good enough – when you do your best but your best isn’t enough. It happens when you should’ve done something different, should’ve done something better, or should’ve beat someone else. Learn how to remove regret from your mental game with Daniel Stewart. [Pressure Proof: Forget the Regret]

On the @blackequestrians Instagram page, a Sept. 14 post did not match the others: the photo was missing a horse. But make no mistake, Sabrina Lewis, 24, is most definitely an equestrian. She’s also the newly minted Miss California USA. Dressed in a dazzling gown with a sparkling crown, dangling earrings, sash and bouquet of flowers in hand, Lewis did not look like she’d been spending much time in a barn. But hey, we riders can clean up okay sometimes. Lewis rode at Berkely and was the captain of the Cal Equestrian Team, competing in IHSA competition. She began riding at age five, and in 2017, she was even accepted into the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. While she spends less time in the saddle now, she wrote in a post last year, “To me, confidence is beautiful, and I feel my most confident on the back of a horse.” [Miss California USA Is An Equestrian]

Attention all USEA Intercollegiate Eventing teams, do you want to show off your school spirit while watching five-star competitors tackle cross-country? The USEA and Maryland 5 Star invites you to decorate a table with your eventing team on cross-country day, Saturday, October 16, at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star. They will also be offering an opportunity for USEA Interscholastic Eventing League members to learn more about colleges or universities that might suit them. [Exclusive Event for Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Eventing League]

As we head into winter, it’s time to think about care for our senior horses. After the age of 18, some senior horses may struggle to maintain weight, especially in the winter. As horses age, the wear and tear of a lifetime of exposure to parasites and other damaging events negatively affect the efficiency of their gastrointestinal tract. Even horses on stringent deworming schedules can have some damage from parasites. Combine that with worn teeth and aging digestive tissues, and you have a horse that can no longer maintain his or her weight. In this case, addressing dental problems, maintaining healthy digestive tract tissues, and adding easy-to-digest, energy-dense calories to the diet are your goal.[Choosing Supplements for Senior Horses]