Friday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Team GB at GMI Wearing Green for Jonty!

Everyone is getting behind the #WearGreenForJonty movement, including myself. You’ll have to wait for this weekend’s event at MDHT to see my (slightly garish) nod to Jonty with some green incorporated into my daily look, but you can participate too with a little green to help you around the course. If it’s a new shirt, a saddle pad, or just a ribbon in your hair, help support Jonty this weekend as you compete no matter where you are!

National Holiday: National Fried Chicken Day

Major Events:

Great Meadow Links: WebsiteEntriesScheduleLive ScoresCourse PreviewLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Huntington Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Maryland at Loch Moy I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Twin Rivers Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

42nd Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Powder Basin H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

The British are coming! Only days after the US celebrated it’s liberation from the Brits many years ago, we also welcome them to our home ground for the Great Meadow International Nations Cup CIC3*. Three of the four arrived in Virginia this week, with Ben Hobday, Sophie Brown and Georgie Spence meeting US-based Leslie Law at Beverly Equestrian for some pre-competition team training. [British Team Arrives for GMI]

Marilyn Little and Karen O’Connor’s Clearwater won the $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center yesterday. She is also competing in pure show jumping classes with her U.S. WEG Team mount RF Scandalous at Tryon Summer IV this week. [Marilyn Little Wins at Tryon]

Will Coleman’s had a busy spring with several top level horses contesting for spots on the US team for the WEG. Flying back and forth between the US and England for Tight Lines at Kentucky and Obos O’Reilly at Badminton and Tattersalls, and then back for Bromont in Canada, Will definitely got his air miles. This week he’s got two entered at GMI, and is long listed with Tight Lines for the WEG team. With a few disappointments and some highlights along the way, it’s been a busy spring for his team.  [Will Coleman’s Spring Season Recap]

The Eventing Riders Association of North America (ERA of NA) announced the continuation of the Triple Crown Nutrition Prelim to Pro Team Championship for ERA of NA Plus Members. The program will run in conjunction with the Plantation Field International Young Rider CIC* division, September 20-23, 2018. Participants will interact with sponsors and receive Prelim to Pro “swag” in addition to enjoying media exposure and mentorship by top professionals. [ER of NA Prelim to Pro]

Why not pick up some jumping tips from Leslie Law to help you this weekend? In this excerpt from a Leslie Law clinic, Law coaches a group of riders through an exercise to help put their horses on the aids. Each horse and rider combination rides on a figure-eight over a liverpool, performing rollback turns off the left and right leads. Law explains how the repetition of an exercise at home helps increase both the rider’s and the horse’s comfort with it when they encounter it in competition. [Eventing Training Online]