Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Photo via Melissa Lund on Facebook.

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for coffee! Especially after the weekend U.S. Eventing had. Eight horse trials across the country with national divisions through Advanced as well as FEI and long format competitions. We hope you had a fun weekend with your horses, EN!

#WylieWatch: Track Leslie Wylie in the Mongol Derby!

National Holiday: National V-J Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

GMHA Festival of Eventing CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Fair Hill H.T. [Website] [Results]

WindRidge Farm Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Otter Creek Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

The Summer Event at Woodside H.T. [Website]  [Results]

Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T. [Results]

Stanton Farms H.T. [Website] [Results]

Colorado Horse Park 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News & Notes: 

Jonty and Art will miss next weekend’s European Eventing Championships. After successfully crowdfunding Art’s purchase price of £500,000, Horse Sport Ireland announced that they would not be competing because fundraising interrupted their preparation. [Jonty Evans to Miss European Championships with His Crowed-Funded Eventing Star]

Two horses, three eyes. Anna Pierce is gearing up for AEC where she will compete two horses: Riverking, and her one-eyed wonder, Obiejohn. She says “Jax” is like any other horse, and she often forgets he only has one eye. [Road to AEC: Who Needs 20/20 Vision?]

Did you know being a brand ambassador may compromise your amateur status? GR1306, aka the “amateur rule,” can already be a bit confusing, but add social media in the mix and the waters muddy even more. The Chronicle of the Horse breaks down a few common examples. [From The Magazine: Is My Instagram Feed Compromising My Amateur Status?]

Monday Video: We are so close to the USEA American Eventing Championships. Entries close tomorrow, so if you’re on the fence time is running out! Get excited: