Barn dogs… We all know them. We see them eating and rolling in mysterious unspeakable things at the barn. My own dear Franklin got not one, but THREE baths this weekend. Honestly, you can’t take them anywhere. But it would be hard to imagine the barn without them. Don’t forget to share your barn pups with us by using the hashtag #DogsofEN for a chance at your photo being shared in our Dogs of Eventing Nation Series.
National Holiday: National Pickle Day
Events Closing This Week: Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials IV (SC, A-3)
Help save the Liz Cochran Memorial Groom’s Award! There’s cross country schooling, lessons with Olympians, marketing help and much more in this silent auction! Christmas presents maybe? Check it out and help support the groom’s award that recognizes some of the hardest workers in the sport! [Liz Cochran Memorial Groom’s Award Auction]
Italy is the first country to test out the HiLowDrop scoring method at national competition. Like what is prosed at the International level, this method of scoring drops any judges scores that deviate by 4% or more from the judging panel’s average to help prevent one judge from skewing results. The FEI General Assembly will debate the use of this method in international competition Nov. 18-21. [First Country Adopts Controversial Dressage Scoring System]
Is your barn as fire proof as possible? With winter approaching, that means more heating systems, more lighting and more hay which increases a barn’s risk of fire. Managing combustible materials like hay, bedding and dust is a great start. Now is the time to prepare to keep your farm safe. [Clean Up Combustibles In Horse Barns Before Winter]
Tuesday Video: Ingrid Klimke wins Grand Prix Freestyle Qualifier at the Munich Indoors