Happy Halloween, EN! Looking like a crazy person for a day and shoving sweets in your face as fast as humanly possible with little to no regard to your health and well being? This is definitely an eventer’s holiday. Have fun, drink responsibly on a Monday night with children in the streets and a full day of work tomorrow, and try not to give yourself founder and/or cushings.
U.S. Weekend Results
News and Notes:
It’s Adelaide Week! The final four-star of the year is upon us, a bittersweet reminder that winter is also upon us. Unless you actually live in Australia or New Zealand or South America, in which case we’re all quite jealous at the moment. Olympic team bronze medalists Stuart Tinney and Shane Rose will both be in attendance in the four-star division, and ERM winner Oliver Townend is headed down under to compete in the three-star division on a borrowed horse. [Adelaide Rider List Goes Live]
This Young Feller Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity. Eight-year-old CJ Hackett considered himself extremely lucky to be the beneficiary of equine therapy in his (even) younger years, and in gratitude for their service and impact on his life, he donated all of his birthday money to the Bethlehem Pennsylvania mounted horse patrol. [Eight Year Old Donates Birthday Money to Mounted Patrol]
Congratulations to Lauren Turner and Fairway King, America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred! Lauren recently penned a beautiful goodbye note to her retiring partner Galivantor, and this past weekend started her next journey off with a bang, winning the dressage division AND the top title at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover! The prize money will allow Lauren to keep both Galivantor and Fairway King indefinitely. Congratulations, Lauren! Cathy Wieschhoff was the winner of the eventing division aboard Speed Rail. [Thoroughbred Makeover Report]
Check out this awesome throwback picture from the USEA archives. The United States Eventing Association has been working on their photo archives, and thanks to the help of eventing man and myth Jimmy Wofford, they were able to parse out who each individual was in the photo. Can you tell before looking at the comments who each person is? [Throwback Photo from 1981, via USEA Facebook]