Memorial Day News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Boyd Martin and Contestor. Photo by The Book LLC.

Boyd Martin cruised to the win in the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing last night aboard Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin’s Contestor. Cheers to Boyd for taking the win aboard a horse who has perhaps had a rather circuitous path to the top.

As Boyd put it in the press conference: “He’s sort of had an up-and-down career, but he’s just a really good boy. I’m lucky because he’s an ultimate trier. Tonight he was a home run, and I’m thrilled with the way he went.”

Scroll down to watch a video of their winning round. Cheers to the ultimate triers. Go Eventing.

National Holiday: Memorial Day

Major Event Results:

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing: Final Scores

Houghton CCI4O*-S: Final ScoresEN’s Coverage

Baborówko CCIO4*-L: Final Scores

Saumur CCIO3*-L: Final Scores

U.S. Weekend Results:

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. [Final Scores]

Virginia Horse Trials International & H.T. [Final Scores]

Flora Lea Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

The Spring Event at Woodside [Final Scores]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. [Final Scores]

Coconino Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

Maryland Horse Trials FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

EN continues to follow the Australian inquest into the deaths of Olivia Inglis and Caitlyn Fischer in 2016. The inquest concluded on Friday, May 24, and New South Wales Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee will release his findings at this link. [‘Very frustrating’: Investigator into fatal horse jump was shut down]

Madison Temkin, NAYC medalist and USEF Eventing 25 Training List rider, shares her tips on riding through the Preliminary coffin at Twin Rivers in this latest “Ride Between the Flags” article from the USEA. [Ride Between the Flags with Madison Temkin]

Have you gone to #SundaySchool lately? Now is a fabulous time to start. Horse & Hound publishes a fantastic series every Sunday with tips from top riders. This week, Ben Way walks us through exercises to improve your horse’s focus and rideability. [#SundaySchool: Ben Way on improving a horse’s focus and rideability]

It’s time to Ask the Vet. You asked your questions. Now it’s time to vote for which questions are answered in the next Ask the Vet video coming in July from our friends at SmartPak. Follow the link to vote. [Vote for the questions in the July 2019 Ask the Vet Video]

Your Memorial Day Video: Watch Boyd Martin pilot Contestor to the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing win.