Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

We want to give a great big shoutout to the organizers and officials of FENCE Horse Trials in Landrum, South Carolina. Due to impending storms on Sunday they managed to squeeze all competitors through all three phases on Saturday. It was a smart decision as the weather in the area yesterday was truly terrible. This kind of schedule change is a huge undertaking for event officials and we applaud them for their efforts and thank them for going above and beyond for their competitors. Bravo as well to the horses and riders for adapting on short notice.

National Holiday: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day (the beauty of working from home is doing this every day)

Major Events:

Belton International H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

Ocala International CCI & H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

U.S. Weekend Action:

Fair Hill CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

Twin Rivers CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

Fence H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

USEA has been highlighting an Intercollegiate Eventing Team each week as we look ahead to the third annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships at Virginia Horse Trials in May. This week we meet the team from Eventing at NC State, which is currently the only intercollegiate eventing team in North Carolina. [Wolfpack Eventers Represent]

Beezie Madden made history this weekend in Paris at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. Adding only four penalties in four rounds on Abigail Wexner’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood Breitling LS in the stallion’s first major championship, Beezie was the first woman in five years to win the World Cup and earned the title for herself for the second time. [Beezie Madden Brings Home Second FEI World Cup Jumping Final]

It’s foal season, and your social media feeds may or may not be blowing up with #foalspam. Who can resist photos and video clips of adorable baby horses frolicking around while their mother’s graze patiently nearby? While they appear resilient, foals are delicate as any horse and require careful attention to ensure their health and wellbeing. [Newborn Foals: What to Watch For]

Monday Video:

Side Saddle Racing by Middleburg Photo

Side Saddle racing at Loudoun Hunt Point to Point

Posted by Middleburg Photo on Saturday, April 14, 2018

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