Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Mama Fey and Baby Bonny. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

For whatever reason – the weather, scheduling, bad luck – we’ve been unable to get the horses off the property for a jaunt yet this year. Finally the stars aligned and my mom and I made it to a local hunter pace. The horses were so happy with the change of scenery and it was the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day.

National Holiday: Dance Like A Chicken Day

Major Events:

Jersey Fresh Links: WebsiteResultsEN’s CoverageEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

Event Rider Masters @ Chatsworth: WebsiteResultsLive Stream

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Plantation Field May H.T. [Website] [Results]

Mill Creek Pony Club at Longview H.T. [Website] [Results]

Texas Rose Horse Park Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Galway Downs Spring H.T. [Website] [Results]

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Winona H.T. [Website] [Results]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Area VI is knee-deep into NAYC fundraising season. Pancake breakfasts, apparel sales, parties, braiding, mucking stalls…basically, if you are not in school or at the barn, YOU ARE FUNDRAISING!  This weekend they launched the Area VI online auction, “Journey to the 2018 Championships” which will run active through next Friday, May 18th @ 7:00pm PDT. There is some good stuff to be had like a trip to Monterey, a custom jump by Sunsprite Jumpworks, and the perfect bacon/wine/popcorn package (yes, please!). [Place your bids]

US Equestrian has broken ground on a new 35,000 square-foot office building at the Kentucky Horse Park. The new headquarters will replace the building currently leased by US Equestrian and is expected to save the federation money which can be allocated “to enhance and develop its programs and initiatives for over 100,000 members.” [US Equestrian Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony]

What do you think your horse does it night? We bed them down with fluffy shavings and give them a heaping pile of hay to munch, then bid them sweet dreams, put our finger to our lips and turn out the light. We like to think they’re going to have a good hard sleep in anticipation of a new day. One owner’s camera recording revealed that this is far from the truth. [It’s 2 AM: Do You Know What Your Horse is Doing?]

It’s remarkable what eventers can overcome with the help of their horses. Morwenna Foster had a double lung transplant due to a severe case of cystic fibrosis and has battled her way back to the start box. Last week she piloted her self-produced mare Dash of Lime around the BE100 division of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton. [Eventer Tough]

Monday Video: Best rider interview everrr