The cute chestnut in this picture is happily showing off the months of behind-the-scenes progress with an OTTB. I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time with William, who was sourced by Lara Anderson at Full Gallop Farm, and it’s only fitting that he completed his first three-phase there with owner Susan Thomas over the weekend. He’s so sweet and willing, the challenge is getting all those pieces to fit together. Cheers to your OTTBs!
National Holiday: National Lighthouse Day
Events Opening This Week: Marlborough H.T (MD, A-2) Sundance Farm H.T. (WI, A-4) MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event (TX, A-5) Colorado Horse Park Horse Trials/Derby (CO, A-9) Cedar Ridge H.T. (MI, A-8) FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. (MA, A-1) Plantation Field International CIC (PA, A-2) Flora Lea Fall H.T. (NJ, A-2) Twin Rivers Fall H.T. (CA, A-6) Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7)
Events Closing This Week: Town Hill Farm Horse Trials (CT, A-1) Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. II (CA, A-6) Stone Gate Farm H.T.(OH, A-8) Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T. (VA, A-2) Caber Farm Horse Trial (WA, A-7) The Event at Archer (WY, A-9)
We are keeping Caroline Martin and Sara Kozumplik Murphy in our thoughts as the two are recovering after falls at Millbrook Horse Trials on Sunday. Sara suffered some spinal fractures, and Caroline was admitted, but released from the ICU on Sunday. Both horses were uninjured. [Martin And Murphy Recovering After Falls At Millbrook]
When good ground isn’t an option, that doesn’t mean you have to scratch your cross country schooling plans. Katie Honey says doing a faux school in your arena can help accomplish many of the same goals. [Hard going: how to cross-country school effectively without running on hard ground]
Think you want to give a career in equestrian journalism a go? Try it out at Burghley Horse Trials! The four-star has launched a young equestrian journalism competition where winners will attend the competition to shadow and learn from industry professionals. Writers, photographers and broadcasters under 21 and based in the UK are invited to apply. [How you could report from Burghley: event offers unmissable opportunity]