Happy Friday! Today, our American pairs will ride their dressage at Saumur, with Liz Halliday riding at approximately 4:35 am EST and Doug Payne at 8:05 AM EST. We will keep our eye on the leaderboard so that we can bring you updates. Meanwhile, you can kind of see a little of the action on the live stream camera. Also, be sure to check out the Uptown Eventing Facebook page for photos from each day.
I’d also like to send some EN well wishes to super eventing mom Valerie Ashker, who had a disagreement with a corner on cross country and underwent surgery to repair a broken leg yesterday. Nurse Lainey headed out West earlier this week to be with her mother, and both seem to be in bright spirits. Get well soon, Valerie!
Events This Weekend:
Do you have a really awesome thoroughbred who deserves some notice? Maybe you don’t own the horse, but you know one that you think is fabulous and want to learn more about? Any way you shake it, if you know of a badass thoroughbred, you should nominate him/her for our TB Legends series, because it’s awesome. [Email Sally!]
For the second year running Horseware is sponsoring the trot-up at Tattersalls. To celebrate all the beautiful people of eventing, Tattersalls International is searching for the best dressed from a massive international field at next week’s Tuesday and Wednesday trot-ups, with two €200 prizes up for grabs – one for the ladies and one for the men. If you’re competing, dress to impress! Winners will be announced at the Wednesday Welcome Luncheon. [Horseware] [Tattersalls International]
Eric Lamaze just keeps on winning. Eric has won in both France and Rome in the past few weeks. He has several promising horses in his string currently, and he continues to prove just how strong of a competitor he continues to be. [Lamaze Keeps Winning]
The 2014 George H. Morris Gladstone Program is currently underway in New Jersey. The session includes both mounted sessions with George as well as guest lectures and horsemanship seminars. The USEF has provided a great recap of the session so far, and as always there is much to learn from the master himself. [Gladstone Program Recap]
Tips on training the best from Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester: