Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Okay, so Christopher Columbus didn’t exactly “discover” America. It was here all along, inhabited by natives who had established their home here long before ol’ Chris rolled in and ‘claimed’ it for Spain. All that aside, Columbus was a brave explorer, a lover of adventure, and a seeker of the truth of what lies beyond the naked eye. Call me a sap, but I think that’s a solid explanation of eventers in a nutshell.

National Holiday: Columbus Day

Major Events This Weekend

Morven Park CIC & HT: WebsiteResults

Woodside C.I.C. & HT: WebsiteResults

Thoroughbred Makeover: WebsiteResultsMarketplace

U.S. Weekend Action:

Kent School Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Results]

Heritage Park H.T. [Website] [Results]

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

The Event at Skyline H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award is presented to Training level who exhibit safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique. One junior and one adult amateur are awarded in each USEA Area. At Area VIII’s Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials in August, Nicole Maynard and Kiersten Miller were recognized for their exemplary rounds. [Charles Owen Technical Merit Award]

Belgium has officially won the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final two out of the last four years. Dubbed the ‘Never Give Up Team,’ the Belgians rebounded after a disappointing World Equestrian Games to top the Nations Cup Final with a valiant fight to the finish. [Belgium Beats Them All In Barcelona]

You know Pippa Funnell? Of course you do. She was the first eventer ever to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing as the consecutive winner of Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley in 2003. At age 50, she continues to be a stalwart of the Great Britain team. Here are 16 moments that defined her career. [Happy birthday, Pippa!]

I just booked a vet visit for the boys to get their fall vaccinations. Besides the usuals, there have been confirmed cases of Potomac horse fever in our area this year (plus Hurricane Florence which brought along an aggressive swatch of mosquitoes), so they’ll be getting that extra booster. [Fall Vaccines for Horses]

Hot on Horse Nation: Ten Mean Girl GIFs That Describe Your Horse Life

Monday Video:

Elissa Wallace and Sharp Johnny – Eventing

We are live from The Kentucky Horse Park for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Finale!! Check out Elisa Wallace Eventing's impressive round in the eventing final with Sharp Johnny!Watch ▶️

Posted by USEF Network on Saturday, October 6, 2018