Some people dream of visiting the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, passing over the neat rows of tiles bearing the names of countless celebrities. Sign me up for this tour, though: the veritable listing of four-legged stars that have graced the beautiful grounds at Aachen. Yesterday, the CHIO Aachen Facebook page posted photos of three stars from recent Rio medalists, including a shoe from La Biosthetique Sam. Pretty neat, right?
Events Opening This Week:
Woodside International Horse Trials (CA, A-6) The Event at Skyline (UT, A-9) Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials (TN, A-3) Radnor Hunt H.T. (PA, A-2) Kent School Fall H.T. (CT, A-1) FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) Waredaca H.T. and Classic 3 Day Event (MD, A-2) Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. (WA, A-7) WindRidge Farm Fall Horse Trials (NC, A-2) Heritage Park H.T. (KS, A-4) Course Brook Farm Fall Horse Trials (MA, A-1) Las Cruces H.T. (NM, A-10) The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) Feather Creek H.T. (OK, A-5)
Events Closing Today:
Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7) Chardon Valley Horse Trials (MI, A-8) CDCTA Fall H.T. (VA, A-2) Five Points H.T. (NC, A-2) Bucks County Horse Park Fall H.T. (PA, A-2) Copper Meadows H.T. (CA, A-6) Poplar Place Farm September H.T. (GA, A-3)
News & Notes:
Zara Tindall will sadly not contest Burghley this year. Her 15-year-old partner, High Kingdom, showed some signs of unsoundness at a recent exam and the decision was made to withdraw him from what would have been his second start at Burghley. High Kingdom missed last year after sustaining an injury at Rolex, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed to see him back out inhaling four-star cross country courses soon. [Tindall Withdrawn from Burghley]
With the Young Horse Championships at Le Lion rapidly approaching, Tamie Smith has landed in Europe to take the circuit by storm. One of the horses leading the charge is Fleeceworks Royal, who is currently in the lead to take home the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d’Angers Grant. This is an awesome incentive for young horses competing (and many of whom were bred locally as well) in America. [The Race to Le Lion d’Angers]
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:
While it may seem overly simple, flyers can be a great tool for horse people to utilize. Flyers are typically inexpensive to design and print, and most every horse show and tack store has a place to hang them. If you do decide to create a flyer, make sure it is in color and attractive so that it stands apart from others. And always be sure to include tear off tabs so that people can easily take your contact information with them.
Because we’re so pumped that William Fox-Pitt will be the keynote speaker for the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention this year, here’s a look back at his recent poignant interview: