Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Amy and Gallerone at the 2011 AECs. Photo courtesy of Leslie Threlkeld/USEA

Today I’m happy to report good news from Amy Barrington’s Recovery Page: Amy’s eyes are open! While from the sound of things she has a long rehab ahead, Amy’s husband Greg reports that Amy opened her eyes and held her family’s hands on Monday. Soon she will be moving to a top class rehab facility in Atlanta called the Shepherd Center where her recovery will continue. While things are sounding hopeful, her recovery is probably going to be slow and expensive. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Amy’s recovery fund, there is now a page established in her name on the website HelpHopeLive. Everyone at EN continues to send our thoughts and prayers to Amy and her family, let’s hope for more good updates! [Donate to Amy’s Recovery Fund]

Weekend Preview:

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

Northwest Equestrian Fall Gala H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Plantation Field H.T.[Website] [Entry Status]

Otter Creek Fall H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Marlborough H.T [Website] [Entry Status]

Stone Gate Farm H.T. [Website]

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

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

Coconino H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Irish Olympian Aoife Clark scored her first big win last weekend just eight miles from her home base in Oxfordshire. While Clark finished 7th at the London Olympics last year at 8th at the recent British Open, this was her first CCI3* win. She told the Oxford Mail that ““to win here means a huge amount. This mare is just at the right stage to be looking at the (2014) World Equestrian Games and then Rio.” [Oxford Mail]

Ireland is on quite a roll this week: The Irish eventing teams took home the junior team gold   and the young rider team bronze at the Junior European Eventing Championships. The competition was held over the weekend at Haras de Jardy in France. Irish junior Elizabeth Hayden took home individual junior silver, and the young rider team pull off their bronze medal without the benefit of a drop score after their fourth rider was eliminated on the cross country. [Eventing Worldwide]

 Good news: Adequan is available again. Manufacturer Luitpold Animal Health announced that a shipment of the drug was released last week and should already be in veterinarians’ hands. However, supply does remain limited and will not be enough to satisfy demand. Luitpold said that it is working “diligently” to get out more product as quickly as possible while still maintaining high quality levels. [The Chronicle]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Breaking down Blenheim. Blenheim riders Clark Montgomery and Jessica Phoenix and attendees Max Corcoran and Katlin Spurlock join Jess and Samantha to talk about their stellar weekend in England. [Eventing Radio Show]

The USEA has announced a new partnership with sponsor Eventing Training Online, a provider of online video training. The website will be the “Official Online Education Partner” of the USEA, and will create exclusive training videos that will be available on the USEA website. In addition, USEA members will be offered a discount on subscriptions to the site’s services. [USEA Announcement]

This week on SmartPak’s “Ask the Vet:” Is pasture enough? Dr. Lydia Gray discusses mineral requirements for horses that live in the pasture all the time. [SmartPak Blog]

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