Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Thanks to the local tomato farmer, we have perfect galloping lanes until winter. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The U.S. event list below looks packed as ever, but now is when my personal travel schedule slows down. I love to be on the road, but it’s nice staying home, too, and working around on our farm. We have amazing nurseries nearby and this weekend I went a little wild, buying up lots of flowers and hanging baskets. Beau and I enjoyed some time in the tomato fields, too!

National Holiday: National Catfish Day

Major Events This Week:

Arville: WebsiteResultsEvent Rider Masters

U.S. Weekend Action:

Surefire H.T. **CANCELLED** [Website]

Essex H.T. [Website] [Results]

Stable View Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Results]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. [Website] [Results]

Inavale Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Arrowhead H.T. [Website] [Results]

Midsouth Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Results]

Honey Run H.T. [Website]  [Results]

Abbe Ranch H.T. [Website]  [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Stop the presses! After 79 consecutive clear cross country jumping rounds at the three-star level, Michael Jung’s incredible streak was broken this weekend at Arville ERM. He’s human after all. [EquiRatings]

While many Intercollegiate Eventing Teams are just getting off the ground, the Oregon State University Event Team has been going strong since 1994! This year the team of 30+ members has some cool fundraisers and educational opportunities scheduled. [Learn More]

Mars Essex Horse Trials celebrated its second successful year following a 19-year hiatus. Ryan Wood and Ruby won the headlining $20,000 Preliminary division. There was also a classic car show and a visit from the Tewksbury Foot Bassets. [Essex Horse Trials Revival]

This weekend William Funnell won his fourth Hickstead Derby and will go down in the history books for his success. But another Hickstead winner, a pint-sized Irish pony named Stroller and his rider, Marion Coakes, captured the hearts of thousands with their victory. The following year they went to the Olympic Games in Mexico, where they won an individual medal. [An Amazing Moment in Derby History]

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