Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

British young rider Pumbaa Goess-Saurau posted this on Twitter today and it made me giggle: Clearly, heinously early horse show mornings are a universal eventing truth. Pumbaa isn’t a snooze-button kind of girl–she piloted Killcoran Blue to a 12th place finish at the Pony European Championships last month; you can check out a video of them ripping around the cross-country course here.

Here are a few ways to blow all those lazy weekend mornings…

Events Opening Today:

Course Brook Farm Fall H.T. (Massachusetts, A-1), The Ethel Walker School (Connecticut, A-1), The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (Maryland, A-2), Radnor Hunt H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-2),  Pine Top October H.T. (Georgia, A-3), Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. (Tennessee, A-3), Greenwood Farm Inc. Fall H.T. (Texas, A-5),  Colorado Horse Park Fall H.T. (Colorado, A-9), Roebke’s Run (Minnesota, A-4)

Events Closing Today:

King Oak Farm Fall H.T. (Massachusetts, A-1), Five Points H.T. (North Carolina, A-2), Bucks County Horse Park Fall H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-2), Copper Meadows H.T. (California, A-6), Aspen Farms H.T. (Washington, A-6)

News:

Heading to the American Eventing Championships? Entries postmarked by today receive a discount of $100 off the entry fee. Online entries made through Xentry will automatically offer the discounted rate until midnight Central Time. [USEA] The event takes place September 26-29 at the Texas Rose Horse Park. [Qualified horse list] [Qualified rider list] [Omnibus listing] [AEC webpage] [Xentry] [Ride share]

A great big EN “cheers!!!” to Doug Payne and Jessica Hampf, who just got engaged!

The event world and beyond continues paying its respects to Tom Gadsby, who was fatally injured at Somerford Park Horse Trials on Sunday. [Horse Talk NZ] [Horse & Hound] [British Eventing] [The Guardian] [Horse & Country] [Daily Mail] [The Telegraph] [Washington Post]

Hannah Sue Burnett Eventing is now accepting students of all levels, horses in training and sales, and scheduling clinics for the winter. For more information email [email protected].

Only one week after his sale to U.S. owners, Tabasco TSF and new rider Marilyn Little finished sixth in Germany’s Hambach CIC** on their dressage score. As Jenni reported last week, Tabasco TSF was formerly campaigned by Ingrid Klimke through the 3* level. A big thanks to Fiona Lloyd for the tip! [Hambach]

Tickets are available for the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, to be held at Baltimore’s Pimlico Racetrack Oct. 5-6. The event includes educational seminars, meetings, demonstrations, and the culmination of the Thoroughbred Makeover, in which 26 trainers from 15 states in 10 equestrian disciplines will demonstrate what their horses have learned in just three months of second career training. [RRHT]

SmartPak Product of the Day: A girth is a girth is a girth, right? Wrong. I took the SmartPak Air+ Neoprene Girth for a test-drive–check out my review here. [SmartPak]

Video: Canadian eventers Lindsay Traisnel and Jessica Phoenix, who participated in the WEG 2014 test event at Le Pin National Stud and Caen over the weekend, recap their experiences. Team coach Clayton Fredericks discusses the importance of participating in test events such as this, and his focus for Team Canada. [Equine Canada] Check out the USEA’s report on the test event here.

 

 

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