Wednesday News & Notes

It’s not easy having the stall right next to the feed room! #Scooby #pleeeeeeeeease #cavalor

Posted by Will Coleman Equestrian on Monday, November 4, 2019

Nearly a week after Halloween, the way I stare at my almost-empty candy bowl is somewhat reminiscent of the way Will Coleman’s mount Scooby stares at the feed room. It’s one thing to avoid temptation by not buying the candy in the first place but once it’s in the house, I just can’t bring myself to say no.

National Holiday: Saxophone Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Majestic Oaks H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

River Glen H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Your Wednesday News & Notes

The best news of the week that Thibault Fournier is up and walking. The young Frenchman inspired last year at Pau, winning at his first attempt at 5* on home soil at only 23 years old. Despite a serious fall on October 13 that left him in a coma, Thibault is now up and taking steps. [He Has an Iron Will]

Have Area I vintage eventing pics to share? In celebration of 60 years of eventing, Joan from Flatlandsfoto is collecting old photos from Area 1 USCTA / USEA events to share in a slide show presentation during the annual meeting in Boston Dec. 12 – 15. Photos should be of good quality as well as on the larger size so they are suitable for the big screen. Please include the rider’s name, horse’s name, event and year when known. Photos can be emailed to [email protected] Please note “Photos for National Meeting” in the subject line so any emails landing in the spam folder can be rescued. Deadline for this project is Nov. 20th. Feel free to email Joan directly with any questions

Fireworks are the bane of every horse owner and barn manager. They aren’t any better in Britain. Samantha Perkins thought she was home free when it was raining at 7 pm but was called back to the barn when non-stop fireworks seriously alarmed all her horses. Taking a video and posting on social media seemed like a good way to get the message out but she never expected the video to go viral. [It Sounded Like a War Zone]

Three surgeries and a divorce can’t keep Kelly Smith out of the saddle. Kelly has been riding the ‘weird ones’ since she was a kid and her mare Shangri-La was no exception. After bouts of vertigo lead to brain surgery and she was grounded for a year, she decided to take care of her chronic back pain and got back surgery at the same time. Now she’s back to riding her mare’s son Demon. [From the Beginning]

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