Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

One of the few good things about snow...going for a hack! Photo via Destination Farm FB page. One of the few good things about snow...going for a hack! Photo via Destination Farm FB page.

I’d like to say I froze my buns off this weekend just so I can join in #thehorsesarefed camaraderie, but the truth is that I sat inside my house for the entirety of Sunday and Monday. There are perks to sending your horse south in the winter, even without the intention of showing, I suppose. Unfortunately boredom reared its ugly head on Sunday, and I spent most of the day driving my significant other up the wall. Is it April yet?

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Pine Top Advanced H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Riding sometimes isn’t enough. Dressage rider Lauren Sprieser knows that sometimes you need a little help in the athletic department, whether you ride many horses each day or just one. She joins a plethora of professional riders urging their students to get moving, whether it is running, yoga, or CrossFit. If nothing else motivates you, picture yourself in white breeches. [Get Moving]

The Germans aren’t just looking to take over Kentucky. A number of top riders are also eying Badminton, in order to prepare for the European Championships. Michael Jung is on the list as a possibility, although he hopes his funding for travel to Kentucky comes through. [German Riders Headed to Badminton]

The USEA has some great recaps from the Young Horse Symposium. Susan Graham-White and Faith Fessenden began the symposium with a classroom session over conformation and breeding goals. Susan and Faith continued their discussions outside in the afternoon, with demonstrations from Robin Walker. [Day 1 Morning] [Day 1 Afternoon]

Podcast from the USEA: This episode, Kyle Carter and Rachele Foote talk about wintering in Ocala, both as a professional and as a working student. Shealagh Costello joins in to discuss the Frangible Pin Technology Grant.  [USEA Podcast]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: U25 Training Sessions and XC Course Design Grant. This week Zach Brandt and Lizzie Snow join hosts Jess and Samantha to discuss the U25 training sessions. Next up is Nina Fout, who recently was selected for Plantation’s XC Course Design Grant. [Eventing Radio Show]

SmartPak Product of the Day: I’m very cold lately. This hat looks warm and cute. It’s on sale. Done. [SmartPak]

Watch all the highlights! Rocking Horse Advanced water combination from this past weekend.