Wednesday News & Notes

Photo via Kevin Babington LLC Facebook page.

Our thoughts today are with the Babington family; Kevin Babington suffered a serious fall during the Hampton Classic on Friday afternoon, suffering serious spinal injuries. At this time it seems there may be permanent injury for Kevin and his family is about to undergo some major changes. If you would like to provide any support to the Babingtons during this time, please consider donating as they navigate the health care system, retrofit their home, purchase medical equipment, and deal with their loss of income.

National Holiday: Newspaper Carrier Day

Major Weekend Events:

#Burghley2019: WebsiteScheduleLive ScoringEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Course Brook Farm Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Bucks County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Chardon Valley H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

The golden years of a horse’s career can sometimes be the best of all. Ebba Adnervik of Sweden just finished the European Championships on board the 17-year-old Chippieh. Chippieh has had quite the career, from attending the 2012 London Olympics with Kenki Sato to competing through CCI4*-L with Hedwig Wik. [Tales from European Championships]

As mentioned above, Kevin Babington is going through surgery following a severe fall in the Hampton Classic. Kevin’s surgery was successful, allowing him to be free of the cervical collar that was stabilizing him. [Babington Has Surgery]

In the aftermath of the AEC, we have to celebrate the accomplishment of the army of volunteers who pulled off the biggest event in North American history. Claire O’Dell was one member of that army, who kept the show running smoothly behind the scenes. She’s penned a lovely tribute to not just the volunteers but competitors and overall experience that is an absolute must-read. [With Love, From an AEC Volunteer]

Wednesday Video: 

Save of the Day at #AEC2019

Save of the day‼️ Kimmy Cecere Eventing almost went swimming today at #AEC2019 but held on to finish double-clear and move into 2nd in the Modified/Training division! 🙌

Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Thursday, August 29, 2019