Wednesday News & Notes from SmartPak

Photo via Will Faudree Eventing on Facebook.

The happiest thing in my Facebook News Feed at the moment might be all the adorable baby pictures! Not human babies – baby horses, of course. They’re way cuter if you ask me. Big congratulations are in order for Will Faudree, Jennifer Mosing, and family, who welcomed a filly out of Will’s former competition partner, Andromaque (“Missie”) over the weekend!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]
Spokane Sport Horse Farm 2nd Annual Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]
Texas Rose Horse Park Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]
Galway Downs Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]
Winona Horse Trials  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]
Plantation Field May Horse Trials [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]
Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]
WindRidge Farm Horse Trials [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]
Grindstone Mountain Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

Shanghai Joe remains under veterinary care and is resting comfortably as his team awaits for swelling to subside before assessing the extent of the horse’s injuries. “Nugget” galloped back to stabling after Shane Rose fell during Badminton cross country and injured a forelimb when he slipped on a gravel path. EN sends best wishes for a speedy recovery. [Shane Rose Eventing on Facebook]

Talent and heart aren’t always readily apparent. When Matt Brown purchased the austere gelding Fernhill Flaxen – now known as Super Socks BCF – he had no idea he would be his horse of a lifetime. [What’s in a Name?]

Haven’t we all gotten hooked on this sport because we love jumping? I’d venture to say it’s likely. But we certainly all haven’t found our way from riding reining horses to training with Bunnie Sexton. [From Sliding Stops to the Start Box, South Dakota Native Takes Up the Reins on A New Discipline]

SmartPak Product of the Day: My very favorite tool in my grooming tote right now are my HandsOn Gloves for Grooming. I particularly love them because they allow me to have so much more dexterity than a regular rubber curry; I can use the tiny nubs on the fingers to gently curry out the nooks and crannies of my pony’s lower legs and use the larger dimples on the palm to massage into her haunches. And since there’s one for each hand they make currytime twice as efficient! [Smartpak]