Labor Day News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Move over, Chinch. There’s a new EN sidekick in town! Photo by Leslie Wylie.

It was a big weekend for a lot of folks at the American Eventing Championships, including our very own EN Editor extraordinaire, Leslie Wylie, as she made her return to boots-on-the-ground event coverage this week for the first time since giving birth this spring. If you recall, we had to do without our beloved Wylie during the Kentucky Three-Day Event this year. She was a little busy, you know, giving birth, and her son Thomas Jr. was born on cross country day. But not only did Wylie return to the press office this week, Baby Thomas made his press office debut! And yes, he did don a custom AEC onesie, because of course.

National Holiday: Labor Day

Major Weekend Results:

#AEC2019: WebsiteFinal ScoresEN’s CoverageUSEA’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

North American Weekend Results:

Foshay International CCI [Website][Final Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina is offering a reduced board rate for Hurricane Dorian evacuees. Anyone fleeing Florida who would like keep their horse at a world-class facility and keep their horse in training can reserve a stall. [Stable View on Facebook]

Bruce Davidson will be honored at Plantation Field International this year. A new tradition will annually honor a distinguished member of the Unionville equine community starting with the legend himself, Mr. Bruce Davidson Sr, and will take place during the Sunday brunch on September 22nd. [Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc. to Honor Unionville Equestrian Legends]

After 6 full days of competition and nearly 1,000 competitors, the sun has set on #AEC2019 after Beginner Novice show jumping. Each and every division got to experience the thrill, intimidation and atmosphere of jumping in the Rolex Stadium and each champion has a story to share.[Unbroke 13-Year-Old, Earning Redemption, Accidental Braid Job: Beginner Novice Winners From AEC]

Sir Mark Todd will be at Burghley this weekend, but it won’t be as a rider for the first time in a long time. Having recently retired from competitive eventing competitively in order to build his racing career, Toddy admits he might miss it a little bit as his friends and former fellow competitors fly past, but, to our sort-of disappointment, he’s still really jazzed to pursue his Thoroughbred racing career. [Retired eventing star Sir Mark Todd ready for challenge of training racehorses]

Your Monday Morning Pep Talk:

“Chin up kiddo. You win some. You lose some. You steal some. You get some stolen from you. That is our sport. No matter…

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Sunday, September 1, 2019

Monday Featured Video: Happy Hale Bob Day! The reigning European Champions, Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob jumped clear to defend their title. Here’s their winning round: