Wednesday News & Notes

Paint me like one of your French girls. Photo by Sara Dobozynski.

When you take naps as seriously as my horse does, you’re bound to get a great shot eventually. This ridiculous horse announces loudly that he is going down for his morning nap and is going to stay there all morning, thank you very much. And then again in the afternoon. There’s nothing like a deep, clean straw bed apparently.

National Holiday: National Candy Corn Day

Major Weekend Events:

Galway Downs 3DE & H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Virginia 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

The FEI has released the proposed rule changes that will be discussed at the 2019 FEI Forum. While the focus may be on the wording changes to the flag penalty rule, there’s another big change in the works; after 2019, double bridles may not be permitted except at the 4/5* levels. [2020 FEI Eventing Rules Proposals]

Erik Duvander is doing his utmost to communicate the progress on the High Performance front. After the success of running a small training camp for Millstreet, Erik replicated it for Boekelo. Testing out the format for Tokyo was valuable as it will impact the types of pairs sent to Japan. [A Note from Erik Duvander]

Nostalgia is in full swing for Fair Hill and this throwback piece has all the pieces. The familiar name of Karen O’Connor topped the leaderboard at the first running of Fair Hill in 1989, but her mount was the lesser-known Nos Ecus. The first Fair Hill was nearly 80 degrees on cross country day and young rider Nini Stevenson topped the dressage leaderboard. [From the Beginning]

Wednesday Video: Everyone enjoys a good butt scratch.

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Posted by Matt Cecily Brown on Wednesday, October 23, 2019