Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Advanced course is ready to go for Morven! Photo via Morven Equestrian Center Facebook Page. Advanced course is ready to go for Morven! Photo via Morven Equestrian Center Facebook Page.

It still doesn’t feel like fall up here in the Northeast; the leaves haven’t really started changing and the air isn’t crisp and cool. Instead, it’s still warm and somewhat muggy. But I know it’s fall because Morven is this weekend! They’re running a CIC at each level for the first time in the fall, and all of the usual horse trial levels through Advanced.

North American Weekend Preview:

Kent School Fall H.T. [Website]

Morven Park Fall CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

ESDCTA New Jersey at the Horsepark H.T. [Website]

Woodside International CIC & H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Jennie Brannigan knows that it’s all about the journey. In her latest blog for the Chronicle, Jennie talks about how it’s important to take as much pride in the progress of the young horses as the triumphs of the experienced ones. [Love the Journey, Not Just the Destination]

Faces and noses of the AECs! This article on the USEA website showcases several competitors with their ponies and puppies who competed at the AECs. It’s great to get a sampling of the competitors who trekked to Tyler to compete. [A Walk Through the Barns]

Kaley Cuoco participated in the Longines LA. Masters for charity. Cuoco dressed up as Pocahontas and rode her horse Thor over fences that appear to possibly be at least three feet. The article is light on details and big on exaggeration, calling the L.A. Masters the ‘world’s most prestigious equestrian event,’ which I think is a stretch considering I’ve never heard of it. Still I love the Big Bang Theory, so that combined with horses is awesome. If only she had dressed up as Dr. Sheldon Cooper…. [Kaley Cuoco Jumps]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: AECs. This week Nate and Joe host a discussion of the AECs. Buck Davidson, Caroline Martin, Tamie Smith, and Heather Morris discuss their results, while Jon Holling and Robert Kellerhouse address the everlasting debate surrounding the show. [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: Rambo has come up with some crazy blanket technology, but for a basic turn-out sheet, I still swear by the Original Turnout. It’s quick, it’s easy, it stay on, and it’s nearly indestructible. As a bonus, your horse will look like Christmas every time he wears it. [SmartPak]

Because Beginner Novice Horses are always cute. And Beginner Novice champions are even cuter.

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