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It feels like a million years ago that I found myself chatting to Jonelle Price in the lorry park at Bicton, and she spilled the beans that she’d taken embryos from Classic Moet and paired them with semen from Tom Carlile’s exceptional Upsilon. The end goal, she hoped, was to get a horse with his movement and jump, and Molly’s heart and stamina — though, she conceded, breeding is rarely that easy. Now, though, we’re finally getting to see the fruits of their labour: one of the two offspring, Golly, looks very exciting indeed as a five-year-old! Hopefully we’ll get to see lots more of her this year and over the next few seasons — perhaps a trip to Le Lion, where he sire was so successful, could be on the cards for the youngster.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. (Kenmore, WA) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring] [Volunteer]

Flora Lea Spring H.T. (Medford, NJ) [Website] [Volunteer]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. (Lexington, KY) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring] [Volunteer]

Mill Creek Pony Club Horse Trial (Kansas City, MO) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring][Volunteer]

Spring Coconino H.T. (Flagstaff, AZ) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring] [Volunteer]

Tryon International Spring H.T. (including the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship) (Mill Spring, NC) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

USEA MDHT YEH Qualifier (Adamstown, MD) [Website] [Volunteer]

Virginia Horse Center Eventing (Lexington, VA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer][Scoring]

Willow Draw Charity Show (Weatherford, TX) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring][Volunteer]

Woodside Spring H.T. (Woodside, CA) [Website] [Entries / Ride Times / Scoring] [Volunteer]

News From Around the Globe:

Goodbye to the truly excellent Hidalgo d’Ile. The former five-star champion — who won Badminton with Nicolas Touzaint back in 2008; the only French win ever recorded at the event — has died at the ripe old age of 28. Poignantly, he took his last breath on cross-country day of this year’s event — 15 years to the day since his win. [Relive his career here]

If you aren’t following Mia Farley yet, you should be. The talented young up-and-comer, who rides as part of the O’Connor Event Team, is putting the miles on the clock in order to gain experience at the upper levels with her exciting string of horses, and we reckon it won’t be long at all before we see her representing the US in team competitions. [Meet her and her string]

We all like to sit on a reliable jumper — but is it actually for the best if a horse will jump, no matter what? Writer Ellie Woznika thinks not. [Read her thoughts on the matter]

Rider weight is a topic that gets a lot of airtime — but what about equine weight? Studies have found that a worrying number of horses and ponies in the UK are overweight, and that can come with serious consequences. [Start weight-watching]

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