It takes a village to run a horse trials and there are a lot of jobs that frequently go unsung. At Plantation Field International, the grounds crew were working triple time tending the footing on cross country. Thanks Tommy Neneman, Dylan Barry and Eric Bull for making sure the way of going was the best it could be for the horses in this wet weather!
National Holiday: National Bluebird of Happiness Day
Major Events This Weekend:
U.S. Weekend Action:
FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm [Website]
Monday News and Notes:
You’ve probably seen photos of ‘the girl with the feathers’ in her hair competing in show jumping at WEG. That’s Danielle Goldstein and she rides for Israel. She wear crop top shirts walking courses, rides in yoga pants, and turns heads with the plume of feathers billowing behind her in the arena. Danielle describes herself as ‘left of center’ and she’s going to reach her goals her way. [Rebel With A Cause]
Germnay’s Simone Blum just jumped her way into the history books as the first female individual show jumping gold medalist since the inception of the World Equestrian Games in 1900. At just 29 years old, Simone and her chestnut mare DSP Alice turned in a 5-round score of 3.47, meaning they incurred only time penalties all week! [She’s the Show Jumping World Champion We’ve Been Waiting For]
Over 50 young horses competed in the FEH East Coast Championships at Loch Moy Farm this weekend. From yearlings through 4 year olds, the future stars of our sport showed off for the judges. Every colt and filly was judged on conformation. The 3 year olds were sent through the jump chute, and the 4 year olds were ridden under saddle as well as sent through the jump chute. [Day 1] [Day 2]
Relive the excitement and drama of WEG 2018 in pictures [Through the Lens]
Monday Video: You have to watch this gold medal pas de deux!
One word to describe this display…Stunning 👏 👏A performance that fully deserved a gold medal. Having been out over the last year with a broken leg, Lorenzo Lupacchini comes back strong to join his partner Silvia Stopazzini to show an energetic and incredible show. 🥇 Silvia Stopazzini & Lorenzo Lupacchini 🇮🇹🥈 Jasmin Lindner & Lukas Wacha 🇦🇹🥉 Janika Derks & Johannes Kay 🇩🇪
Posted by Fédération Equestre Internationale on Thursday, September 20, 2018