Wednesday News and Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Mad carving skillz. Photo via Destination Eventing's FB page. Mad carving skillz. Photo via Destination Eventing's FB page.

It’s the time of year where the master carvers set knives to their pumpkins, my waistline starts spreading due to my inability to save Halloween candy for Halloween, and scary movies on every channel leave me channel surfing for something that won’t leave me looking nervously over my shoulder. Oh, and I also saw Christmas candy on the shelves tonight as I wandered through the aisles of the grocery store in my breeches after an evening lesson. I won’t lie, I was tempted.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Waredaca H.T. & C3D [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Windermere Run H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Pine Hill H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Midsouth CCI & H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

Delaware Park is hosting an end of season clearance sale. Dubbed as the “End of Meet Showcase”, Delware Park will open its doors on October 23 to welcome buyers to look at more than 30 thoroughbreds who need new careers. Equine Vet Care of Fair Hill Training Center will have vets available for vettings, so if you’ve ever wanted to test the waters of buying directly off-track, now’s your chance. [Delaware Park offers Thirty Horses for Sale]

Meet Fleeceworks Royal, the recipient of the YEH grant to compete at Le Lion this weekend. This mare is the first Amer-can-bred recipient of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d’Angers Grant, which offers the chance to compete at the 7-year old championships to the highest placed 5-Year Old YEH Championship who is qualified. A full sister to four-star mare R-Star, this gray mare was bred to event at the top levels.  [The Race to Le Lion]

Ever done something stupid, like forget the finish flags? You aren’t alone. Top British riders reveal what mistakes they’ve made and what they learned from them. Ben Hobday once again proves to be relatable, learning to respect each fence including the last after falling at the ultimate fence in his first Advanced.  [The Biggest Mistakes]

There’s nothing more frustrating than ending the season with a fall. Bill Levett, Laura Collett, Abigail Boulton, and others are all having to contend with that feeling of let-down when the final event of the season doesn’t quite go as planned. With a long winter ahead, it can be tough to reconcile that you won’t have another chance to go out and try again anytime soon. [I’m Actually Very Lucky]

Surefire Farm in Purcellville, Virginia will have an open schooling day on Saturday, Oct. 22. Come enjoy the beautiful fall weather and good footing to school the course this weekend! [Surefire Farm]

SmartPak Product of the Day: Did you know you could be veterinary elastic tape directly from SmartPak? Incredibly handy for re-bandaging any injuries the vet has had to patch up, you can now stock up online if you have an accident prone pony. [SmartPak]