Labor Day News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Two Thoroughbreds sharing track stories. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Wow, what a weekend! From the AEC to Burghley to Foshay and everywhere in between, the last week in eventing was a doozy. Lucky for us today is a holiday so you get an extra day to recover from all that excitement. Take it easy, go for a great ride, hang out with loved ones, be thankful and enjoy life. You work hard, you’ve earned it!

National Holiday: Labor Day

Major Events This Weekend:

AEC: WebsiteResultsLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Burghley: Website, Final ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Foshay: Website, Results

U.S. Weekend Action:

Chattahoochee Hills CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Results]

Park Equine KY Classique H.T. [Website] [Results]

YEH Qualifier at Loch Moy [Website]

Monday News and Notes:

The USEA was hard at work in Colorado covering the AEC, but they were also on an educational mission, filming and posting tons of new videos for the “Event College.” Check out clips with experts at the event and learn about everything from footing prep to an organizer’s odd jobs to long distance travel with horses. [USEA Event College at AEC]

Sam Griffiths retired his long time partner Happy Times during a sweet ceremony at Burghley yesterday. Now 19, the German bred gelding represented Australia at the 2010 WEG and London Olympics and finished well at numerous four-stars during his illustrious career. [A perfect send off]

The nights are starting to cool off and soon it will be time to yank the horses’ blankets out of storage and begin the daily ritual of over-analyzing the weather report and agonize over which layer of clothes to put on your horse every. single. night. until spring. Have fun driving yourself mad! [Kidding. Here are some tips to help decide.]

Monday Video: “If horses were people” is back with a special surprise!