Monday News and Notes from Event Clinics

From left: Bailey and me, Cindy Deporter and Ana D, Alicia Daily and Cady O'Daly Class Pet, Shea Foley and Captain My Captain. Photo via Facebook. From left: Bailey and me, Cindy Deporter and Ana D, Alicia Daily and Cady O'Daly Class Pet, Shea Foley and Captain My Captain. Photo via Facebook.

This weekend I made my return to eventing/adult rider debut, competing in my first recognized horse trials in eight years as a participant of the Adult Team Challenge at the Virginia Horse Trials. I was fortunate to take my mom’s reliable foxhunter as a last minute catch ride and we put in a respectable performance considering we’re both a bit out of practice. For three amazing days, I was surrounded by old friends and new, I laughed, smiled and whooped nearly every waking moment, and was reminded what the heart of eventing is all about – fun and fellowship. Thanks to everyone who helped make this weekend one to remember.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Virginia H.T. & CCI/CIC [Results]

Rocking Horse Fall H.T. [Results]

Full Gallop Farm Fall H.T. [Results]

Pine Hill Fall H.T. [Results]

Galway Links: Website, Ride Times, Live Scores, EN’s Coverage, @eventingnation, EN’s Instagram

Monday News and Notes:

Rolex Kentucky 2016 tickets sales open TODAY! Join the EN team and thousands of eventing fans in the horse capital of the world next April for the “Best Weekend All Year.” [Get your tickets]

American Pharoah has “restored the magic in horse racing” this year, first with his historic Triple Crown success and now with his last hurrah at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he gave us what we all wanted – just one more win. He will move on to his next career as a stud with the heart of America in his back pocket. [Triumphant and Adored]

The Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA) is moving from Locust Hill Farm in Culpeper to a 200-acre property in Northern Virginia ready to be molded into a first class eventing facility. There is a lot of work to be done to get the new venue ready for horses. [You can be part of the journey]

Dr. Sue Dyson, with master saddlers and saddle fitters Mark Fisher and Sue Carson, has published a paper in the Equine Veterinary Education Journal about the importance of a well-fitting saddle. The paper encourages vets to work as part of a team to fit the saddle properly to both horse and rider. [Vets encouraged to recognize ill-fitting saddles]

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