Good morning Eventing Nation!
Are you in a food coma from Thanksgiving dinner or exhausted from your Black Friday shopping marathon? Either way, I know you’re reading this in a prone position. That is, unless of course, you’re in Australia! Adelaide CCI2* and 4* are underway. Our supremely talented ESJ has got you covered. It’s perfect weather there, and snowing in Minnesota (60 degrees to 20 in a matter of hours),
so I’ve booked my flight down under. Shane Rose and CP Qualified are leading with a 39.8 in the CCI2*. At around 1:00 am EST, Shane is also leading the CCI4* on APH Moritz with a 45.8. [CCI4* Scores] [Full CCI2* Scores] [ESJ’s Day 1 covereage] [More Day 1 pictures]
Back in the States, there are some eventers that aren’t too weighed down from turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie, etc to go out and event one last time this 2012 season. Good on ya!
Event This Weekend:
The New Zealand One-Day Championships take place this weekend. The Advanced to Preliminary Championships are run as CICs under FEI rules, etc while the Pre-Novice is run under ESNZ rules. Due to the large number of entries this year, the Dressage and Show jumping are held on Saturday while the Cross Country will be held on Sunday.
So I guess that’s two days. This is the first time the One-Day Championships have been held at Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre at Aratiatia, Taupo. [Go NZ!]
British Dressage rider and Team Gold and Individual Silver medalist at the London Games, Laura Bechtolsheimer, is joining 15 other British Olympians for a TV show. Named Superstars, it’s a reboot of a show from the 70s and 80s. The athletes ranging from triathletes to swimmers to boxers will compete in multitude of competitions of the track and field variety with some swimming and cycling thrown in as well. [Run Laura Run]
Molly Rosin has a lot to be thankful for. Just read her blog. She’s in a beautiful place in the country, she’s got a great team of friends and family and she got married! Not to mention the four legged friends! This entry is a great insight into Molly’s life. [Havarah Equestrian]
Horse & Hound is going to increase its point-to-point coverage. They’re going to add weekly results in addition to reports, photos, and features. They’ve even brought on a new columnist, Darren Edwards. The new coverage starts on Sunday! [Go pointing]
Best of the Blogs: Jessica Pye has brought Bounder home for Thanksgiving! Finally after three months, he’s been given the go-ahead to start trotting. Considering this is the second time she’s almost lost Bounder, she’s very thankful this Thanksgiving. [Go Bounder]
Found on Facebook: This one comes from our very own Kate Samuels, “I suddenly remember what I wonder every year: how is it that we only remember to make stuffing once a year, and not all the time?!!” I concur.
Stuart Tinney talks about he and Pluto Mio’s chances this weekend as well at the tough cross country course and his competition.