Wednesday News and Notes from MDBarnmaster

Best. Nails. Ever. Photo courtesy of Tori Long. Best. Nails. Ever. Photo courtesy of Tori Long.

It’s finally the week of Plantation Field, one of my favorite shows of the year. Plantation Field touts itself as the ‘Best. Event. Ever.’ and I can hardly disagree. It’s certainly up there in the top three, at the very least, and I really can’t wait to get this mundane work thing out of the way. Vet and eventer Tori Long obviously feels the same, judging the fabulous nail job she got in preparation for competing her mare All That Jazz in the CIC2*.

North American Weekend Preview:

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. [Website]

Plantation Field International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]

Marlborough H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Otter Creek Fall H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Twin Rivers Fall H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Stanton Farms H.T.  [Website]

Stone Gate Farm H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

FEI Global Weekend Preview:

Pompadour (FRA) CICYH1* [Website]

Ballindenisk (IRE) CCI1/2/3*, CIC1/2/3* [Website]

Vale Sabroso (POR) CCI2*, CIC1* [Website]

Pirassanunga SP (BRA) CCI1*, CIC2*

Hohenberg-Krusemark (GER) CCI2*

Gatcombe Park (GBR) CIC1/2* [Website]

Strzegom (POL) CCI1/2*, CIC1/2* [Website]

Varsseveld (NED) CIC1/2*

Segersjö (SWE) CIC1/2*

Montelibretti (ITA) CIC1/2/3* [Website]

Asian Games – Incheon (KOR) CCI1* [Website]

Pinjarra WA (AUS) CIC1/2/3*

Former upper level eventer Nadeem Noon needs your help.  Nadeem suffers from amyloidosis, which has compromised not only his heart but numerous other organs. In-eligible for a new heart due to multiple organ damage, Nadeem is currently subject to significant medical expenses as well as loss of income. Take a look at the support page and consider donating to the Equestrian Aide Foundation fund set up for him. [Nadeem Noon Facebook Support Page]

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.

Want to have the best fall ever? SmartPak Blog has some tips and products that might be useful to you. [Top Tips for the Best Fall Season Ever]

PRO will be live streaming coverage of the CIC3* at Plantation Field. That means you can spend Saturday watching more than fifty top riders show jump and Sunday you can top it off with cross country. PRO plans on continuing their live coverage at Galway Downs in November. [PRO TV] [Watch Here]

This week on the Eventing Radio Show: Francis Whittington. This week Francis Whittington and Gill Watson discuss the Blenheim CCI3*, then Dr. Lydia Gray from SmartPak talks about muscle health. [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: It was cool enough the other morning that one of my friends busted out her quarter sheet. My horse loves the cold, so it’ll be a bit before I pull my own out, but if your horse is sensitive, you might look into purchasing a Rambo Quarter Sheet. The fleece is super snuggly, and the stripes look pretty sharp too. [SmartPak]

Even if you’ve seen this preview for Plantation multiple times, you should watch it just once more.

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