So, I’m following most of my fellow competitors for the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project through our secret trainer’s group on Facebook, and it’s truly astounding the number of different ways that people prepare for and get to the event. There is everything from people who have already run a few Training level events to riders who are just now getting their horses going under saddle after setbacks. I can’t wait to see everyone in October in Kentucky!
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News From Around the Globe:
Now that Michael Jung has won everything there is to win in Eventing, he’s turned his eyes to Show Jumping. He’s slated to compete this weekend in the Longines Global Champions Tour on home turf in Berlin. He didn’t show up on our radar for Aachen, because he was enjoying a top ten finish there in the other sport, because he’s just that good. [Top Eventer Turns Show Jumper]
Pint sized eventer The Little Frenchman gave his fans a thrill as he jumped around his first Advanced this past weekend. Standing on the lower side of 15 hands, Fin was piloted by his longtime jockey, amateur rider Alice Goring to a clear cross country round. In the classic way of little horses, Fin has no idea that he’s tiny, and thinks he is in fact 17.2 hands. [Diminutive Advanced Pony]
Stormy Daniels is in the news again, but this time for the horse world specifically. Stormy has just received notification that she is being sued by Ellen Doughty-Hume for defamation, business disparagement and intentional infliction of emotional distress. This is following Stormy’s posts on the COTH forums as well as Facebook alleging that Ellen (amongst other things) was intentionally denying horses in her care proper veterinary care, and causing them to be injured as well as die in unnecessary situations. [Ellen Doughty-Hume Sues Stormy Daniels]
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