Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Cathy Wieschoff gives a thumbs up at Flying Cross. Photo courtesy of JJ Silliman. Cathy Wieschoff gives a thumbs up at Flying Cross. Photo courtesy of JJ Silliman.

And it’s fall! From anticipation over the fall shows at Plantation and Fair Hill, to football on TV, light jackets and hot apple cider, I love everything about fall. However, I’m still riding around in short sleeves because I am a furnace, while my trainer shows up to teach wearing at least three layers. Apparently Cathy Weischoff agrees with my own trainer that fall is a cold season, as she looks fully decked out for winter to me!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. [Website]

Plantation Field CIC & H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

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

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Fleur de Leap H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Otter Creek Fall H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Twin Rivers Fall H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Stanton Farms H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

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

FLAIR is offering you a chance to win some awesome books. The well-known nasal strip company is holding a contest that ends on 7 am on September 19 to win two book, ‘Modern Eventing’ by Phillip Dutton and ‘World-Class Grooming’ by Emma Ford and Cat Hill. All you need to do is follow the link and post a comment about why you love FLAIR Nasal Strips at the bottom. [Flair Strips – Win!]

Haley and her sister Amber are headed back to the AECs. Two years apart, the sisters have always been competitive according to Haley. Now 16 and 18, the girls will head to Texas from Mississippi to contest the Training divisions at the American Eventing Championships next week. Haley details their journey from beginner riders up to experienced eventers. [Curry Sisters Look to Conquer Junior Training]

This week in Horse & Hound’s Numbers: We are running our biggest CIC3* of the year over here in America, but Blenheim is sporting a staggering 104 entries…a few of which are US-based! That’s pretty par for the course for the sport over in England. [Eventing in Numbers]

Let’s learn a little about Cortes ‘C’. Beezie Madden’s World Equestrian Games mount is apparently quite the character around the barn. While he isn’t a huge fan of other horses, he loves human attention begging for Lifesavers or dragging his handlers to the ‘carrot barrel’. [Behind the Stall Door]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Kitty King and Pippa Roome. Kitty King drops by to talk with hosts Liz and Paul about her fantastic season thus far. Pippa Roome of  Horse & Hound drops by to talk recent hot topics in eventing. [Eventing Radio Show]

SmartPak Product of the Day: I bought these as a way to keep my saddles ‘incognito’ at horse shows, and I was super impressed with the quality. The outer fabric is durable but soft while the inner fleece is thick and luxurious. While they only come in plain black, you can order them with a monogram or even add your own. [SmartPak]

Are you EXCITED? Because I most definitely am.