Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Covert Rights taking a well-deserved nap post Rolex. Photo via USEF High Performance FB page. Covert Rights taking a well-deserved nap post Rolex. Photo via USEF High Performance FB page.

I’m totally feeling a bit of Rolex hangover. After week and weeks of the anticipation building, there’s now sort of a vacuum as I wonder what’s next. Sure, there’s Jersey and Bromont and Bramham and Pan Ams prep trials coming up in the next couple of months, but it just isn’t the same. Oh well, only 358 days until the next Rolex jogs!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

MCTA H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Poplar Place Farm May H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Greenwood Farm CIC/CCI & H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Penny Oaks H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Dressage horse D Niro is next up for the Behind the Stall Door series. This grey horse likes making goofy faces and calls vocally for treats. He was also attacked by a lynx as a yearling, which makes him spooky in certain situations. [Behind the Stall Door with D Niro]

If you like Spursuaders, be sure to let the USEF know. Riders have until June 1st to submit a proposed rule change to allow Spursuaders in competition. If you don’t remember what Spursuaders are, check out this product review by Eventing Nation. [Submit a Rule Proposal]

Podcast from the USEA: This episode, Sarah Broussard and Carol Koslowski update us on safety issues. Sarah is co-chair of the USEA Course Design & Fence Construction Safety Task Force and Carol is the co-chair of the USEA Safety Committee.  [USEA Podcast]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Rolex Review. This week Samantha and Jess look back on Rolex with Tim Price, Sinead Halpin, and Colleen Rutledge. [Eventing Radio Show]

SmartPak Product of the Day: It’s getting warm, which means fly season is back. While I used to be a proponent of just using the type of fly mask that covers the ears to help keep the horse’s head cool, since moving north I’ve realized the bugs are infinitely worse here. Cashel makes a sturdy mask that covers not only the ears, but extends down the nose to help block the sun from my horse’s white nose. I bought a mask two years ago and it’s still going strong, with not much wear and tear. [SmartPak]

As everyone knows, Elissa Wallace is well versed int he world of mustangs. This last weekend she not only was snagging the highest placing for Rolex Rookies, she also was busy doing demonstrations.