I’m a proud alum today! As the Eventing Team at The University of Georgia took the win in the Collegiate Challenge at FENCE. I was a member of the founding team and FENCE was our very first team challenge in 2013. It was such a fun experience to start, and I hope this new group of girls enjoys it just as much as I did. Go Dawgs!
National Holiday: National Food Day (YAS)
Events Opening This Week: None!
Events Closing This Week: Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day International Event (FL, A-3)
The Board of the International Eventing Officials Club has spoken out in support of the mandatory use of frangible technology on cross country courses. “The Board of the IEOC fully supports the USEA statement on frangible technology and asks all members who agree to ask support from their National Federations.” [North America Leads Charge for Mandatory Use of Frangible Technology]
2017 has been dubbed the Year of Izzy Taylor. #BusyIzzy has picked up nine international wins this year, seven of which are at three-star level. At 71 international runs, she had more than any other rider in the world. What can’t this girl do? [2017 – The Year of Taylor]
Ever wanted a chance to learn from David O’Connor? Now’s your chance! The Mid-South Eventing and Dressage Association is bringing David to the Bluegrass for a two-day educational forum, December 2-3, 2017. Day one will be a discussion on the sport and the O’Connor training method, and day two will be a clinic at Valley View Farm. Sign up today! [Eventing Superstar David O’Connor to Offer Educational Opportunities in the Bluegrass]
Each of us is responsible for knowing the rules for competition, but that’s a thick rulebook to memorize! Thankfully, the USEA is offering some rule refreshers. In this edition, they talk about what to wear. Brush up before your next show! [Rule Refresher: Dress, Attire Edition]
Badminton Course Designer Eric Winter is slated to make his U.S. debut at Galway Downs. His first American course will be at Galway for next month’s CCI3*. With a new course designer, the venue has also rearranged the track to be more spectator friendly, with a new combination in the show jumping ring beside a Jumbotron. [Galway Downs Welcomes Eric Winter as New CCI3* Cross Country Course Designer]
Tuesday Video: We only have so many more events this year, enjoy the helmet cams while they last!