Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Just a few weeks until Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) begins SEE Month! All October, SEE will be celebrating its two-year anniversary with a fundraising and awareness drive that includes a fundraising auction the second half of the month, a cool gift with donations, and more. The organization dedicated to raising visibility for riders from diverse backgrounds through the amplification of stories and the support of aspiring horse professionals will use the funds raised to grow programs such as the Ever So Sweet Scholarship and more opportunities soon to come. Full disclosure, I am on the steering committee of SEE, and I’m likely to harass you for a donation in the coming days! If you’d like to contribute a donation to the auction, click here.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Stable View Oktoberfest (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Twin Rivers Fall International (Paso Robles, CA): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. (Allentown, NJ): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Larkin Hill Fall H.T. (North Chatham, NY): [Website] [Scoring]

Meadowcreek Park Fall Social Event (Weatherford, TX): [Website] [Scoring]

Old Tavern H.T. (The Plains, VA): [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer]

University of New Hampshire H.T. (Durham, NH): [Website] [Entries] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

Ballindenisk International CCI4*-L: [Website] [Entries/Times]

Wednesday News & Reading

Puerto Rico has once again been devastated by natural disaster as Hurricane Fiona cut off power and clean water to most of those on the island. There are many ways to help, and every little bit helps. [How You Can Help Puerto Rico]

We’ve all heard of biosecurity protocol when it comes to protecting our horses from spreading and contracting infectious diseases. But what’s actually involved in these measures? With the FEI requiring a greater amount of responsibility from competitors in terms of tracking temperatures and travel health, it’s good to know what’s gone into preventing disease spread in other areas such as veterinary clinics. [Stop the Spread of Equine Infectious Diseases]

Team Canada didn’t quite nab the Olympic qualification they were aiming for at FEI World Championships last week, but there is still a lot to look back on positively, says chef d’equipe Rebecca Howard. [The Canadian Debrief]

Captain Mark Phillips takes a moment to share his thoughts on the major competitions happening overseas, and his latest Horse & Hound column dives into the nitty-gritty at Pratoni. [Mixed Emotions and Tight Margins]

#TackFacts from Sterling Essentials: Got moldy tack? No judgement here. See below (or this Instagram post, if the embedded post below doesn’t show up in your browser) for some helpful tips:

Sponsor Corner

I thought this post from Robyn Fisher at Pratoni was a prime example of just how big a role Haygain plays in many horses’ feeding programs:

Wednesday Video Break

A pit stop for Vassily de Lassos en route back to the UK: