It’s been alternating rainy days with beautiful weather now, which means fall has well and truly arrived. The leaves are gorgeous, the days are shorter, and every now and then we get an absolutely stunning sunrise, like the one that started with a rainbow over the Fair Hill stabling on Sunday morning, as witnessed and recorded by Linka Odom.
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
When time and finances are limited, a rules snafu is not just a headache, it’s a dreamkiller … and in this case a safety issue. When Carleigh Fedorka should have been braiding her horse for jogs for the Midsouth T3D, she was instead battling with officials, organizers, and the USEF and USEA organizations. It turns out a mid-year rule change changed the qualifications for the Classic Series to require all qualification within 24 months, which bafflingly left her qualified for Preliminary but not the educational T3D. [Why We Need to Be Better]
Any time we go on the horse hunt, we are looking for That Horse. Annemare Cochrane attended the USEA YEH Judge Seminar held at Fair Hill to learn how the YEH program quantifies Those Gaits, That Gallop, and That Jump. [Looking for Four- and Five-Star Potential]
It’s not often that a rescue turns out to be one of the hottest eventing prospects in the country. Despite that, the OTTB mare Not Ours turned out to be exactly that for owner Nikki Scherrer. After retraining her rescue for the RRTP in 2017, she handed the reins to Erin Sylvester, who began her banner weekend by wrapping up the Reserve YEH title for 5 year olds on the mare. [From Kill Pen to YEH]
Today’s throwback is courtesy of me circa 2012, when I made my first visit to Fair Hill with one of my best friends. With the end of an era, I give you the Fair Hill experience.