Words cannot describe what I feel right now. Kim and Cooley Cross Border won the Blenheim Palace CC13***. This life is so worth it. Sorry for all the pictures I will be posting and I'm so speechless right now! This is truly unreal. #blenheimpalace #usa #cooleysporthorses #winnerwinnerchickendinner #speechless
Still reeling over Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border’s win at Blenheim! Of course, credit must also be given to super groom Andi Lawrence who has also put so much work and heart into it. This horse has risen up the ranks under Kim’s watchful eye. He stepped on the scene by winning the USEA Young Event Horse Championship in 2012. I wonder if Kim knew then the horse she’d have five years later at Blenheim. I would say what a happy ending, but at just 10, we still have so much still to see from Cooley Cross Border!
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Events Closing This Week: Heritage Park H.T. (KS, A-4) Willow Draw Charity Show (TX, A-5) Radnor Hunt H.T. (PA, A-2) Woodside International Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Course Brook Farm Fall Horse Trials (MA, A-1) Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8) Kent School Fall H.T. (CT, A-1) The Event at Skyline (UT, A-9) Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials (TN, A-3) The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) WindRidge Farm Fall Horse Trials (NC, A-2)
It was a whirlwind weekend for the U.S. at Blenheim. That is especially true for the dedicated grooms of these top horses. They often put blood, sweat and tears into their careers, and they consider every defeat and success their own. Courtney Carson shares her experiences from behind the scenes. [USA! USA! USA!]
FEI President Ingmar De Vos has been elected to the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has been putting the pressure on ahead of the last few Olympic cycles for horse sports to mold for better understandability. His election will hopefully give a louder voice for Olympic equestrian sports in the future. [Horse Sport Gets A Crucial Voice on the IOC with Election of Ingmar De Vos]
Have you ever wanted to crack one open and share a beer with your horse? Turns out, it may have some benefits. Many people use beer to help conditions like anhidrosis, but vets are finding that it can also help encourage a horse to eat and drink. Looks like happy hour every once and a while isn’t such a bad thing. [A Beer for Our Horses]
Tryon has released spectator lodging options for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Are YOU going? [Tryon 2018 – Lodging]
Tuesday Video: Watch Buck Davidson finally pull off that elusive win at his hometown venue.