Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Matt Brown & Co. is headed to Galway, then east in their brand new rig! Photo via Matt Brown's FB page. Matt Brown & Co. is headed to Galway, then east in their brand new rig! Photo via Matt Brown's FB page.

I’m pretty much bouncing up and down every day as more and more riders are appearing on the Rolex list. It’s so much fun to check throughout the name, as they add names periodically, instead of all at once. It’s like a treasure hunt! Every time a new name pops up, I feel like I won a prize.

Events Running Today

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Omnibus] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Morven Park H.T.  [Website] [Omnibus] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Rocking Horse Spring H.T.  [Website] [Omnibus] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Full Gallop March II H.T.  [Website] [Omnibus] [Entry Status]

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T.  [Website] [Omnibus] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Galway Downs H.T. & CIC  [Website] [Omnibus] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Four-star eventer Dani Evans is dealing with strangles. After discovering the disease in one of her young horses, Dani Evans was forced to quarantine her yard. The disease spread through all 14 horses in her yard, but all are recovering. In the meantime, she is still hoping to take her horses Raphael II and Smart Time to Bramham. [Four-star Eventer Shuts Yard]

Get to know Reggie better. Chronicle of the Horse has been publishing a series called Behind the Stall Door, and they have now worked their way around to an eventer! Buck Davidson’s Ballynoe Castle RM is profiled, and apparently likes carrots, but not apples. [Behind the Stall Door]

Podcast from the USEA: This episode, Chris Donovan talks the YRAP program and the Cross Border Challenge that took place at Sporting Days. Liz Halliday-Sharp updates us on her season based out of Ocala and how she is preparing for Rolex.  [USEA Podcast]

SmartPak Product of the Day: Spring has finally sprung, and in comes the grass. Up here we sometimes have such a plethora of grass that the chubbier horses need a bit of a check on their intake. This muzzle is one of the best for staying put, and slows their grazing rather than stopping it. [SmartPak]

We may not be able to use callers during our dressage test, but count me out if they are all like this one!