Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

EN’s own Leslie Threlkeld was on hand to capture the autumnal scenery at VHT. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The nomination period is now open for the Eventing Riders Association of North America (ERA of NA) Year End Awards. There are four different accolades, each of which celebrates a special individual who has made contributions to the sport of eventing. New for this year is the Amateur Impact Award! You can read more about the criteria for each award and how to nominate someone here.

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U.S. Weekend Action:

Virginia CCI, CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Results]

Holly Hill Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

We’re still reeling from the loss of Lucy Boynton’s Crackerjack after a misstep on the Pau CCI4* cross county course shattered the horse’s pastern. In remembrance, his rider, Boyd Martin, shared this article from the spring, which is a look back on the horse’s journey and how his partnership with Boyd came to be. Our continued condolences go out to Crackers’ connections, for whom we are heartbroken.  [“He’s Not an Ordinary Horse”: Team Effort Brought Crackerjack to #RK3DE Presented by Land Rover]

Emily Ashburn and Ellie Brown won Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards at the Colorado Horse Trials in September. Let’s get to know these riders whose technique set them apart from the rest of the field. [Ashburn and Brown Claim Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards at Colorado]

Finou 4 is blind in one eye but that didn’t stop him from clearing 6’7″ to win the Puissance at the Washington International Horse Show with Aaron Vale in the irons. [Aaron Vale’s Mount Finou 4 Has Won the WIHS Puissance Twice—& He’s Done it With One Seeing Eye]

Monday Video: The Washington International Horse show wrapped up yesterday, so it’s time to take a look back on a week that was. How do we get a jumbotron at events? That could be fun.