Did you catch a glimpse of yesterday’s solar eclipse? Hopefully with protective glasses! I was waiting for some sort of eclipse-fueled insanity with my horses, but thankfully all remained calm and in one piece!
ICYMI: Win an Equetech Gilet. All you’ve got to do is share a selfie. That’s right – grab your pony and take a selfie, share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ENsummerselfie, or email your photo to [email protected]. Entries close tomorrow, so get on it!
National Holiday: Never Bean Better Day
Events Opening This Week: Radnor Hunt H.T. (PA, A-2) Woodside International Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Course Brook Farm Fall Horse Trials (MA, A-1) Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8) Kent School Fall H.T. (CT, A-1) The Event at Skyline (UT, A-9) Willow Draw Charity Show (TX, A-5) The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) WindRidge Farm Fall Horse Trials (NC, A-2) Heritage Park H.T. (KS, A-4) Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials (TN, A-3)
Events Closing This Week: YEH at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) Chardon Valley Horse Trials (MI, A-8) Bucks County Horse Park H.T.(PA, A-2) Copper Meadows H.T. (CA, A-6) Dunnabeck H.T. (IL, A-4) Grindstone Mountain Farm H.T. (MA, A-1) CDCTA Fall H.T. (VA, A-2) Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7)
Another dynasty in the making. Katie and Will Coleman welcomed baby girl Charlotte on August 17th. Will has commented that Katie and baby are doing well, so I’m sure we will see Charlotte on horseback in no time! [Will and Katie Coleman Welcome a Daughter]
“Control the things you can control.” Wise words from McLain Ward on day three of his clinic at the Royal Canadian Riding Academy. Things you can control: your course walk, warm up plan, and entrance into the show ring. [McLain Ward Clinic Day 3: Control What You Can Control]
Brits are pulling in medals left and right at the Para Dressage European Championships. In her first championship, Suzanna Hext earned individual grade III gold. Julie Payne also won individual grade I gold. [Individual gold and bronze for Britain on day one in Gothenburg] [Julie Payne claims individual European gold for Britain]
Tuesday Video: He may have had to settle for silver, but that doesn’t take away from his completely masterful cross country trip at the European Championships: