Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Fourth place overall and Rolex/USEF National CCI4* Champion Phillip Dutton and Mr. Medicott. Photo via Phillip Dutton Eventing on Facebook.

Well, what a weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted (and I actually wasn’t even at the event!) but, man, do I love the excitement of the Best Weekend All Year. We’ve talked a lot about Ze Terminator and Queen Roxy thus far, and for good reason, but let’s take a second here to also appreciate 18-year-old Mr. Medicott. This was the horse’s third competition since he sustained a tendon injury at Rolex 2014, but you’d never know it just judging by the way he ran this weekend! #Legend

#RK3DE Links: Website, ResultsEN’s Coverage,  EN’s Twitter, EN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

Fresno County Horse Park HT: [Website] [Results]

University of New Hampshire Spring HT: [Website] [Results]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring HT: [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Four out of the five Rolex Rookies that left the start box on cross country day finished the course and each of them had an assortment of thoughts running through their heads afterward. [You Just Finished Your First Four-Star Cross-Country—How Does It Feel?]

After the final jog yesterday, Jimmy Wofford hosted the premier Champions Live! event featuring Phillip Dutton, Silva Martin, and Melanie Smith Taylor. Each imparted some words of wisdom and experience on attendees.  [Champions Live: Top Takeaways from Experts Phillip Dutton, Jimmy Wofford, Silva Martin and Melanie Smith Taylor]

It’s a big job, but somebody’s gotta do it, and year after year Derek di Grazia has created a challenging and educational cross country course for competitors. Hear what he has to say about creating four-star courses and what he anticipates as he looks ahead to designing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. [From RK3DE Champion to Course Designer: Derek di Grazia on Cross-Country]

Monday Video:

Relive the winning moment – I recommend just letting this play on repeat all day to help cure your post-Rolex blues: