Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster


Team America found some promising Dutch prospects at Boekelo. Check out the USEF High Performance Facebook for more photos.

Good morning EN! Jenni has arrived in The Netherlands to cover the CCI3* at Boekelo this weekend, where Boyd Martin, Lauren Kieffer, and Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp will be representing the US in the FEI Nations Cup competition. Today competition kicks off with the first jog, and tomorrow dressage will begin. Make sure to checking back for more updates from Jenni, and check out the USEF Eventing High Performance Facebook for more photos and coverage. [Military Boekelo Website]

Weekend Preview:

Greenwood Farm Inc. Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Colorado Horse Park Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Grass Ridge H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Radnor Hunt H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Entry Status]

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website]

Course Brook Farm Fall H.T. [Website]

Fall Horse Trials at the Ark [Website]

Pine Top October HT [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

William Fox-Pitt dominated Dauntsey Park Horse Trials last weekend. He won the Open Intermediate, BE 100, and regular Intermediate divisions. The Open Intermediate win, aboard Cool Mountain, came after besting a star-studded field that included World No.1 Andrew Nicholson, Sir Mark Todd, Laura Collett and Lucy Wiegersma. Over 800 combinations competed at the event over the weekend, which has run since 1972.  [Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard]

This week on SmartPak’s “Ask the Vet:” All about wheat middlings. Say what? According to Dr. Lydia Gray, wheat middlings are a by-product of grain that “consist of fine particles of wheat bran, wheat shorts, wheat germ, wheat flour, and some of the offal from the ‘tail of the mill.’” She goes on to spell out what this means for your horse’s diet. [Ask the Vet]

The Malone Family Foundation has made a generous gift of $6million to Colorado State University’s equine Orthopaedic Research Center.According to Horsetalk, “the gift will be used to establish the Leslie A. Malone Presidential Chair in Equine Sports Medicine and will expand the Orthopaedic Research Center’s pioneering Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Program by supporting an additional faculty member and resident. ” The center is known for is pioneering research into equine sports medicine, and in 2010 it established the first and so far only residency program in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in the United States. [Horsetalk]

Think you can pull off light pink tall boots? Check out “We don’t have the tack for that” on Horse Nation. This week is the “not-your-momma’s-tall-boots” edition, and you won’t believe your eyes when you see what they are selling these days. Silver, gold, red patent leather…you get the idea. Click to see photos. [Horse Nation]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Laine Ashker, Alison Stackpole, and Jock Paget. Jess and Samantha catch up with Laine and Alison about their OTTBs, and congratulate Jock on his stellar year. They also discuss the upcoming CCI4* at Pau. [Eventing Radio Show]

Today’s video comes to us from DPEquestrian, featuring Doug and Crown Talisman at the Richland CIC3*

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