Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

The new start box at Shepherd Ranch. Photo via, The new start box at Shepherd Ranch. Photo via,

Jeff Peters left a hole in the Area VI Eventing community when he suddenly passed away on December 26, 2014. They’ve worked hard to make sure Jeff’s memory isn’t forgotten, and raised money through Go Fund Me to build this beautiful permanent start box at Shepherd Ranch in tribute to his memory. It’s stories like this that truly show how eventing draws together as a family, and helps to support each other in times of need or grief. [The Jeffrey Scott Memorial Startbox]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Groton House Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Genesee Valley Hunt H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Horse Park of New Jersey I H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Inavale Farm H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Encore H.T.  [Website]

Abbe Ranch H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

This week in Behind the Stall Door is our very own Donner. Things you may not know about Donner is that he is pretty friendly to other horses, and he is also allergic to his own sweat. That’s right, his own body breaks out in hives if he isn’t bathed after sweating. [Behind the Stall Door: Donner]

Our very own Kasey Mueller was runner-up for an award for photography. Kasey won second place in the Freelance Editorial Photography category of the 2015 American Horse Publication awards for this photograph she took of Michael Pollard and Mensa during their win at the Richland CIC3* last August. [2015 American Horse Publication Awards]

This week in Horse & Hound’s Numbers: Lucinda Fredericks is now competing two full siblings out of Headley Brittania by Jaguar Mail at the one star level.  [Eventing in Numbers]

Let’s look at photos of people falling off. We’ve all been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Or in some cases, the series of photos memorializing the occasion. Horse and Hound has compiled a gallery of spills for your to make you feel better about your own mishaps. [16 Riders Reach the Point of No Return]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Jonelle Price and Marilyn Little. This week new hosts Paul Tapner and Liz Halliday-Sharp chat with Jonelle Price over her recent 2nd at Luhmuhlen and Marilyn Little over the Pan Am prep trials. [Eventing Radio Show]

SmartPak Product of the Day: After getting significantly burned at a show last weekend, I really need something like this to sidestep the whole issue of wearing sunscreen. [SmartPak]