Labor Day Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

The USEA American Eventing Championships is such a huge production and so much energy, emotion and manpower goes into those five days that we all feel a little goofy by the end of it. There is always so much going on and so many great stories to tell. I was there and I still feel like I have a lot to catch up on. Congratulations to all the riders for their efforts in getting to and competing in the AEC and huge thanks to all the good people behind the scenes that made it happen. #AEC2018orbust

Major Events This Week:

Burghley: WebsiteScheduleShow Jumping OrderLive ScoresHow to Watch LiveEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

AEC: WebsiteScheduleRide Times & Live ScoringEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scoring]

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Park Equine Kentucky Classique H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Monday News and Notes:

“I think people need to make the horse that they have the best it can be. I have lovely, talented horses but not one of them costs six figures, and you don’t have to have that to succeed.” [When It Comes to Competing, Jennie Brannigan Puts Partnership First]

The USEF has awarded five graduating high-school seniors the USEF Higher Education Equestrian Scholarships. Intended to support equestrians who plan to continue riding through college, the grant gives each individual $1,000 to be used towards their education. Three of the five 2017 recipients are eventers! [US Equestrian Awards Five Students Higher Education Equestrian Scholarships]

Admittedly, I sometimes let my horse roam around the barnyard loose, but he does stay put when I want him to. Ground tying is a useful tool on occasion and doesn’t take much to teach. [What is ground tying – and how could it benefit your horse?]

Sometimes it feels like our whole lives are online for the world to like, follow and judge. While amateurs and juniors can share horsey selfies and barn stories to their hearts content with little worry, professionals have to pay a bit more attention to what they post and even what they wear. [Equestrian Social Media: Dos and Don’t for the Professional]

Before you get after your horse for spooking at the shed he walks by all the time or suddenly developing a nervous jig, stop to consider why the change of behavior may be occurring and what you can do to help. [Managing the Anxious Horse]

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