Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

The Other Dutton braves the nasty weather to hack her string. Photo via Justine Dutton's Facebook page. The Other Dutton braves the nasty weather to hack her string. Photo via Justine Dutton's Facebook page.

With my CCI horse on vacation, I’ve been toodling around doing real person things. After four weeks of not riding though, I’m going stir crazy, so will be venturing out to the barn this weekend rain or shine. Does anyone else feel symptoms of withdrawal when they stop riding for a prolonged period of time? I’m thinking we should start a group called Ridaholics Anonymous, except it would be a complete failure. We’d all just be enablers for one another.

North American Weekend Preview:

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

FEI Global Weekend Preview:

Central American and Caribbean Games (MEX) CCI1*  [Website] [Entries]

Riobamba (ECU) CCI1* [Website]

While we’ve been lazing about, Doug Payne is sharpening his jump skills. This isn’t the first time Doug has graced the Grand Prix ring, but he only competed in a few with his previous jumper mount. Now he’s back with the ride on Eli, a Holsteiner gelding owned by Michael Rubin. [Doug Payne Dips His Toe]

Rest easy, Opposition Buzz. In honor of the great eventer who recently passed away, Horse & Hound has put together a large gallery of his best moments. [In Memoriam]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Sports Psychology and the Training Lists. This week Daniel Stewart joins hosts Jess and Samantha to discuss sports psychology, then Bobby Costello addresses the always controversial lists. [Eventing Radio Show]

SmartPak Product of the Day: It might not even be Thanksgiving yet, but a good portion of the country has already busted out their winter supplies. As an alternate to electric bucket warmers, check out these power-free bucket insulation wraps from SmartPak. As a bonus, they are an extra 10% off for all USEF members! [SmartPak]

I know many of you already have snow, and there’s nothing I can do about that, but maybe I can make you hate it less with this video.

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