Good morning, Eventing Nation! This week has been an especially peculiar one, with temperatures in the 80’s, some thunderstorms, and then temperatures in the twenties too. I would really like it if we didn’t have all four seasons in the space of 48 hours, because I feel like I’m unable to process the change that quickly. Plus, I think that my car is actually turning into a second closet, as I have to carry around ALL of the clothes that I could possibly need for every weather change and then some. It’s absurd, and I think it might be a black hole now.
Events This Weekend:
Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]
Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]
Pine Top Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]
News From Around The Globe:
The USEF High Performance Eventing Team has just announced a new training session date: March 19th at The Carolina Horse Park. While many of the top pairs from the east coast will be competing in the CIC3*, the High Performance team has collaborated to make sure that these riders can get a little extra training on the Wednesday before the competition. The session will be held at both Gavilan Farm North and CHP, with times announced early next week. [Carolina International Training Sessions]
Lost dog in Aiken! Molly Kinnamon let us know this morning that her dog Clyde has been missing since Tuesday, March 11. Clyde is a 3-year-old neutered male Border Terrier, brown with a beard and recently stripped. Molly is offering a reward if found. Clyde was last seen on Farmfield Road near Shaws Ford and Cooks Bridge. If you have any information on Clyde, call Molly at 559-287-7285.
Speaking of the Carolina International, are you as excited about next week’s event as I am? Probably not, but you could get really excited and volunteer to help out, thereby winning yourself a front row seat to watch some of the absolute best horse and rider pairs in the United States. I guarantee you, with over $50,000 in prize money, there will be a lot of serious competition. If you can volunteer, please do! [Carolina International Volunteers]
Fair Hill Spring HT is offering a new division, specially created for competitors heading to Rolex! They will have a Combined Test at the Advanced Level at the April 18-20CIC*/**/*** Horse Trials. In response to requests from competitors heading to Rolex KY, who need a little ‘tune up’, this division would be a great choice. The cost is $85; and after closing, $100. There are no USEF/USEA fees required. [Fair Hill International Omnibus]
If you’re in Virginia and looking to have a day full of jump judging or scribing, we’ve got you covered! Morven Park Spring HT (March 29th and 30th) is in need of volunteers! If you have time and the desire to watch some wonderful horse and rider combinations from the area, check out this link to sign up. [Morven Volunteer Signup]
Daily Horse Tip: How to make those last few minutes of warmup before dressage count, with Valerie Vizcarrondo