Wednesday News & Notes from SmartPak

Wembley surveys his kingdom. Photo via Tamie Smith's FB page. Wembley surveys his kingdom. Photo via Tamie Smith's FB page.

Bromont, one of the events on my bucket list, kicks off today with jogs, while Bramham hosts a few of our riders over in England. Regardless, keep your eyes locked here to follow Leslie Threlkeld’s EN coverage all weekend as we follow the North American pairs competing all over the world this weekend.

Bromont Links: Website, EntriesEN’s Coverage, EN’s Twitter, EN’s Instagram

Bramham Links: Website, Entries & Live ScoresEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website]

Valinor Farm H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Plantation Field June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

The Middleburg H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

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

Roebke’s Run CCI/CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Queeny Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Camelot Equestrian Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Derbyshire Farms H.T. [Website]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

We continue to send well wishes to Emily Gilruth, who has returned home. After a lengthy stay in the hospital following her harrowing fall at Badminton, Emily Gilruth has happily returned home. A healthy amount of rehabilitation has helped her progress and we continue to wish her the best in her recovery. [‘Thank You’]

You only need some imagination to create some good cross country fences. While everyone dreams of having that huge field filled with gorgeous custom cross country fences at all levels, the reality is that most of us have to make do. Hore & Hound lists a few ways to create and practice cross country hazards without spending a fortune. [How to Make Your Own Jumps at Home]

Podcast Alert: Eventing Podcast Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. Our very own Jenni Autry is in the house– literally. The whole team recaps Tattersalls and looks ahead to Bramham, where we will have a few Americans representing us. [The Tattersalls Review/Bramham Preview]

SmartPak Product of the Day: I’ve been doing a lot of one day events lately, and there’s nothing I hate more than getting up early. So of course in order to save the extra 30 minutes of sleep, I prefer to braid the night before, douse the braids in QuikBraid, and slap a lycra hood over top to keep the shavings out. The bonus is how adorably dorky it makes my horse looks. [SmartPak]