Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

This feels like a caption contest in the making…

One travel essential for the riders repping the U.S. at Pratoni this week is the portable Haygain HG One steamer — plus, it makes an excellent spot to shoot the cover for your next album of questionable quality obscure pop covers.

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FEI World Championships for Eventing: [Website] [Definite Entries] [FEI TV] [ EN’s Ultimate Guide ] [EN’s Form Guide] [Timing & Scoring] [Daily Digest Email] [EN’s Coverage]

U.S. Weekend Preview

Aspen Farm H.T. (Yelm, WA): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, UT): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring]

Flying Cross Farm H.T. (Goshen, KY): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Marlborough H.T. (Upper Marlboro, MD): [Website] [Entry Status]

Otter Creek Fall H.T. (Wheeler, WI): [Website] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Stone Gate Farm H.T. (Hanoverton, OH): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Tryon Fall H.T. (Mill Spring, NC): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Unionville H.T. (Unionville, PA): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Major International Events

Blenheim Palace International (Oxfordshire, England): [Website] [Schedule] [Entry Status] [Timing & Scoring] [Live Stream]

Wednesday News and Reading

Speaking of Pratoni, you have until midnight Eastern time tonight to enter our Pratoni Pick ‘Em and Win contest! You could win a massive prize pack featuring a bucket of Kentucky Performance Products goodies, a $100 gift card from Ocala Horse Properties, a 2-in-1 Iconic Equestrian saddle pad from Achieve Equine, and a bundle of EN merch from Dapplebay. Your assignment is to correctly predict the gold medal-winning team and individual at World Championships this week. [Ready to play? Click here!]

Let’s hear it for the winners of this year’s Area 8 championships! Held at the Park Equine Kentucky Classique earlier this month, the Area 8 championships crowned seven winners. [Meet the Champions]

A judge has rule that Michael Barisone will remain in custody so he can receive continued mental health treatment at a New Jersey psychiatric hospital. The dressage trainer was found not guilty of attempted murder on account of insanity earlier this year. [Read the full story]

Riders the world over continue to pay tribute after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her funeral service next week. A lifelong equestrian and horse lover, Her Majesty will forever be loved for, among many other things, her affinity for animals. [Riders pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth]

Michael Jung could well be poised to take the individual gold for Germany at this week’s World Championships, reclaiming the title he won back in 2010. But how did he get where he is? And how can we emulate his success? [Tips from Michael Jung]

#TackFacts from Sterling Essentials: Did you miss Gillian Warner’s review of the all-natural Sterling Essentials leather care line? Catch up here!

Wednesday Video Break

Just a bit of cool footage from the 1998 World Equestrian Games held at Pratoni del Vivaro (scroll through the Instagram post to see the video!):