Memorial Day News & Notes from Fleeceworks

All smiles from the Clemson Tigers! Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The USEA Intercollegiate Championships wrapped up at Virginia Horse Trials over the weekend, and it was the Clemson University Eventing Team who took home the top honors. Texas A&M secured the coveted Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is given to the team that not only shows the most school pride, but also displays camaraderie and teamwork throughout the competition. Texas A&M students were hard to miss with matching overalls and brightly painted horses. They could also be heard chanting and singing fight songs during morning ‘yell practice.’ In addition, they helped out each other as well as the event, volunteering in their spare time. The Texas A&M students were exemplary examples of the meaning behind the Spirit Award.

In all, it was a successful weekend for the ever growing Intercollegiate eventing scene, and we’re thrilled to see these programs continuing to gain traction around the country. Stay tuned for more on the weekend this week.

Weekend Results:

Devon Horse Show Arena Eventing: [Final Scores]

Saumur [Scores]

Houghton Hall International [Scores]

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. [Scores]

Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. [Scores]

Flora Lea Spring H.T. [Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Scores]

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Scores]

The Spring Event at Woodside H.T. [Scores]

Equestrians Institute H.T.  [Scores]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. [Scores]

Coconino Spring H.T. [Scores]

News & Notes:

Did you miss the live stream of the inaugural Devon Arena Eventing class last night? Never fear, keep this page bookmarked as the USEF Network will post it for On Demand viewing! [USEF Network at Devon]

Willberry the Wonder Pony continues to make dreams come true. Hannah Francis founded the Willberry the Wonder Pony charity last year to raise funds for cancer research and grant the wishes of horse crazy kids. This year, the charity was able to send Lucy Watts to enjoy Badminton — and watch Willberry take a few rides on the backs of many Badminton starters. [Willberry the Wonder Pony Makes Dreams Come True]

What type of forage is best for horses? Contrary to popular belief, not every forage plant is useful for a horse’s digestive system. There are certain things that must be done to make land suitable for grazing horses; something every farm owner should be aware of. [Grazing Land for Horses]

Monday Video:

We’re loving this series, “Ask the Vet”, from SmartPak. Check it out:

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