Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

The US flag flying at Blenheim in 2011, when organizers held a 9/11 tribute to honor those lost.

It is a little hard to believe that twelve years have passed since September 11, 2001, but today marks another year gone since that fateful day when thousands of Americans lost their lives.  I know we have all seen many, many memorials and tributes to those lost, so I will be brief and instead just remind you to take a moment to remember that day and to think of the families that still have a little healing left to do, even so many years later.

Weekend Preview:

Poplar Place Farm September H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

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

Feather Creek H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

GMHA September H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Windy Wyoming H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

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

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Loughan Glen arrived on grounds at Blenheim yesterday, along with Clark Montgomery and his wife Jess. Clark and Glen were one of the pairs who received a Land Rover Competition Grant to compete in the CCI3* this weekend. EN’s Samantha Clark will be on hand to bring you coverage from the event this weekend, and be sure to check out the USEF Eventing High Performance Facebook page for photos and updates as well. [USEF Eventing High Performance] [Blenheim Website] [Entry List]

 Horse Channel has interesting updates concerning the equestrian events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. According to an article on its website, all equestrian events will be held on Yumenoshima island in Tokyo Bay. The man-made island was created in 1950s out of landfill waste and already houses the Dream Island Stadium, where dressage and show jumping will take place. “The Sea Forest Cross-Country course will be built on another reclaimed landfill island in Tokyo Bay,” Horse Channel reports. [Horse Channel]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Christian Landholdt and Rebecca Howard. Christian joins Jess to talk about Malmo, judging, and the role of the ground jury, and Rebecca Howard stops in to discuss her fantastic ride at Burghley. [Eventing Radio Show]

Britain’s Young and Junior Eventing squads have arrived in France to compete in the FEI Young Rider and also Junior European Championships at Haras de Jardy this weekend. The Junior squad will be defending team gold, individual gold, and individual bronze (and we wonder why the Brits do so well at big events), and the Young Rider squad hopes to improve on last year’s individual bronze. [British Eventing]

This week on SmartPak’s blog series ‘Ask the Vet:’ Joint supplements, fact or fiction? Dr. Lydia Gray breaks down the studies that have been performed by supplement companies and researchers that point to the benefits of feeding your horse oral joint supplements. [SmartPak Ask the Vet]

A promising young event horse has won the 2013 Dubarry Young Event Horse finals at  Burghley for the second year in a row. Parkfield Quintessential won the four-year-old class in 2012 and took home first place in the five-year-old class this year with rider Zoe Wilkinson of EZ Equestrian. The gelding is British-bred by Quicksilber out of Carino Sun mare. [Horse and Country]

Best of Blogs: August wrap-up from Lilybridge Eventing

Leaving you with a teaser trailer produced by the Blenheim Horse Trials in preparations for last year’s event- Go British Eventing.

 

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