Wednesday News & Notes

It’s finally fall! Around here, it sure seems that climate change is having an effect, as it is hotter and drier longer every fall over the past half decade. Please join me in doing a rain dance for today in Elkton, where yesterday it was projected to have 100% chance of rain, with up to 1 or 2 inches expected. We desperately need the rain to improve the footing for the 100+ horses about to tackle the hills of Maryland.

National Holiday: Dictionary Day

Major Weekend Events

Fair Hill International: [Website] [Entry Status] [Order of Draw] [Schedule] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Hagyard Midsouth CCI, 3DE, & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Fresno County H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Pine Hill Fall H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

In case you missed it, there was some gator wrangling at a horse trials this weekend. If you guessed that the event in question was Ocala….well, you’d be wrong. It was Maryland that had to call in animal control to capture a small gator who took up residence in the water jump. [The Great Gator Caper]

Fair Hill begins with jogs tomorrow and we’ve got a pretty strong line-up headed down the centerline. Check out Leslie Wylie’s guide to the competitors. [A First Glance at Fair Hill International]

The USEA Board of Governors has approved funding for four equine medical research studies. Funding of $38.175 has been allotted to the Stephen Teichman Farrier study, a Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation study, and two Morris Animal Foundation Studies. [Equine Medical Research Funding]

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