I know everyone is dying for a Turkey update, so here you go: he is officially entered in his first recognized event. NO PRESSURE TURKEY. Only everybody expects you to be a superstar. Honestly I’ll just be pumped to jump all the jumps and finish with a happy horse that feels like a rockstar, because really what more could you ask? Sadly I think he will be mightily offended by Beginner Novice, as he has recently decided that he is a complete champion and should start at Preliminary height. He doesn’t know about qualification rules, he’s just a horse.
National Holiday: National Bourbon Day
U.S. Weekend Preview:
Golden Spike H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]
News From Around the Globe:
William Fox Pitt has made the cut for the Queen’s birthday honor list. In his 30-year long career Fox-Pitt has been part of his country’s team for the Olympics five times, as well as, four times for world chamionchips and nine times for European championships.The citation in which his MBE was announced stated that William’s achievements “make him one of the most successful British event riders of all time.” [WFP Gets Queen’s Honors]
Still interested in Surefire Horse Trials next weekend? You’re in luck, they are still accepting late entries! They’ve extended their deadline to June 19th, so contact Mary Coldren directly at (302) 547-0695 or [email protected], late fees apply.
Speaking of next week, we’re pumped for the Mars Essex Horse Trials in New Jersey next weekend. Not only will the horse trials feature over 200 competitors this year, but they also have a highly popular classic car show, fresh food from local markets, a wide range of shopping from saddles and riding gear to jewelry and artwork; and the Willow School children’s activity center, offering a fun and creative diversion for younger spectators and their parents. [Mars Essex Horse Trials]
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The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) All Levels Assessments for 2018 have been announced. The East Coast assessment will be October 8-11 at Larkin Hill Farm in New York, and the West Coast assessment will be October 23-26 at Aspen Farm in Washington. [ICP Certification Program]