Monday News and Notes from Event Clinics

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Kate Chadderton and Civil Liberty. Photo courtesy of Kate Chadderton.

Cross training is so important for event horses. Through targeted practice in the different phases, cross training helps our horses be well rounded and ready to take on any challenge that faces them! Kate Chadderton decided to focus on dressage this weekend with three-star horse VS McCuan Civil Liberty, owned by Patrick McCuan. As a tuneup before Blenheim, they entered a rated dressage show at Loch Moy Farm and won two Third Level tests, which contributed to winning Champion and High Score for the show. Well done!

U.S. Weekend Action:

Chattahoochee Hills CIC & H.T. [Results]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T. [Results]

Dreamcrest H.T. [Results]

Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. [Results]

Corona del Sol H.T. [Results]

The Event at Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Results]

Kentucky Classique H.T. [Results]

Town Hill Farm H.T. [Results]

Moqui Meadows H.T. [Website]

Monday News and Notes:

Nominations open for USEA Appreciation Awards. The USEA Appreciation Awards is an opportunity for the sport to recognize horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year as well as honor the important people who have served the sport in and out of the saddle. See the award categories and instructions to submit nominations: [USEA Appreciation Awards]

Zara Phillips and Toytown return to Blenheim. 2005 European Champions Zara and Toytown, now 22, will return to Blenheim this September to lead a ‘parade of champions’ as part of the Blenheim’s 25th anniversary. This combination was nearly unstoppable in their heyday, including an individual gold and team silver at the 2006 WEG at Aachen WEG. What a treat that this pair will be stunning the crowds once again. [Zara and Toytown to parade at Blenheim]

Eventing Family auction successful. We told you about the Eventing Family’s fundraising efforts for equestrians in need a couple of weeks ago. The auction and dinner extravaganza ultimately raised £20,000 to be distributed between four important charities. There were a lot of great prizes up for grabs, but dinner for four with Harry Meade brought in a whopping £860! Visits with William Fox-Pitt and Mary and Emily King were also high dollar lots. [‘Eventing Family’ auction nets £20,000 for equestrians in need]

Even the best horses aren’t invincible. While it was a disappointing loss for American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes this weekend, trainer Bob Baffert has no regrets. He’s planning to take the colt home to California for a little R&R before tuning the superstar back up for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. [After American Pharoah Is Dethroned, Baffert Has Plan to Cement His Place]

In case you missed it – Elisa Wallace and “Sassy Britches” Hwin in the bareback puissance.

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