Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Early morning view of the Texas Rose Horse Park. Photo courtesy of Caroline Martin's Facebook page. Early morning view of the Texas Rose Horse Park. Photo courtesy of Caroline Martin's Facebook page.

The competition season just keeps coming and coming, and this week is no exception. The mass migration to Texas is either underway or coming to an end for many competitors as they arrive and get settled at the Texas Rose Horse Park. Caroline Martin competed in the CIC3* at Plantation Field on Sunday and is already down in the Texas hill country. The action gets underway tomorrow with the dressage for the upper levels.

North American Weekend Preview:

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Surefire H.T. [Website]

Flora Lea H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Sundance Farm H.T.  [Website]

Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships & ATC  [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Jump Start H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Want to win at AECs? We want to see your insanity, and you could have a shot at one of three prize packs from our awesome sponsors. Decorate your stall or golf cart at AECs this week for your chance to win – both EN and guest judge Laine Ashker will be on hand to see your insanity, so get creative! For more details on how to enter, check out the original post. [Win Big at AECs]

For Kate Boggan, the AECs is a chance to connect.  After Kate lost her horse three weeks before the AECs in 2011, she went anyways to cheer her friends and ended up closer than ever with them. In 2013, she took advantage of the move to the Texas Rose Horse Park to visit from Texas A&M, and connected with the USEA. Now she returns to where she began. [Home on the Range]

Calling All SHN Success Stories! Horse shopping can be a long and stressful operation. Buyers want to find their perfect new partner, and sellers want their horses to go to the right home. If you used EN’s classified site Sport Horse Nation to find your new best eventing friend, we want to hear about it! Email [email protected] with “SHN Success Story” in the subject.

Washington D.C. is making a bid for the 2024 Olympics. Morven Park would be the potential equestrian Olympic venue in Washington’s bid, holding show jumping, dressage, eventing, and possibly driving. Morven is already breaking ground for a new and improved equestrian center. [Olympics in the USA]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Plantation Field and European Young Rider Championships. The girls have taken over this week, with Jennie Brannigan, Maya Black, Sinead Halpin, and Caitlin Silliman discussing Plantation Field and Elizabeth Hayden talking about the European Young Rider Championships. [Eventing Radio Show]

Sinead Halpin is teaching a clinic at River Glen Equestrian Park in New Market, Tennessee, Oct. 25-26. Levels offered include Starter, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Prelim and up, divided further if necessary. Groups will start with flatwork and stadium on Saturday and cross-country on Sunday. Cost is $175/weekend for Crossroads Dressage & Combined Training Society members or $225/weekend for non-members. Stabling is available for $25/night (1 bag of shavings included) or $10 day stall (no shavings). More details and entry form available. [CDCTS] [Email Katherine McDonough]

SmartPak Product of the Day: I originally bought the Kerrits Cross-Over Knee Patch Breeches to be my new show breeches for stadium jumping, but the color wasn’t exactly what I needed. However, I loved the breeches so much that I decided to keep them for schooling, and the color was perfect for everyday wear. [SmartPak]

While Plantation was holding our attention over here, young rider Jacob Fletcher was busy completing his first CCI3* at Ballindenisk with Atlantic Domino.

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