Monday News and Notes from Event Clinics

Mako looking fierce! Photo courtesy of Lacey Messick. Mako looking fierce! Photo courtesy of Lacey Messick.

Lacey Messick competed in the Preliminary Amateur division at the American Eventing Championships this weekend, and she entered her adorable 8-month-old German Shepherd puppy in the popular dog show, too. ‘Mako’ looks so cute in his eventing themed outfit for the costume contest. “Don’t even think about jumping in to Mako’s cross country water jump!” Lacey said. If you can’t tell, he’s wearing a blue shark outfit. Thanks for sharing, Lacey!

U.S. Weekend Action:

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Results]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Results]

Surefire H.T. [Results]

Stable View H.T. [Results]

Sundance Farm H.T. [Results]

Running Start H.T. [Results]

Nutrena USEA AEC H.T. [Results]

Jump Start H.T. [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

It’s an horse owner’s worst nightmare – fire. Stored hay can not only cause a fire but also increase the speed at which it spreads, which is why many farms won’t store hay in buildings where animals are housed. Hay can actually spontaneously combust if the moisture concentration conditions are right, and monitoring the temperature of stored hay could help prevent disaster. [Preventing Hay Fires]

Lloyd Landkamer, a sport horse breeder, USEF official, FEI steward and dedicated volunteer, passed away at his home on Friday after battling cancer. He was 60 years old. Lloyd worked many jobs behind the scenes at some of the biggest dressage shows in the country and he served on several USEF and USDF committees. [USEF Mourns the Passing of Lloyd Landkamer]

Charlotte Dujardin taught a master class at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show this weekend, and a group of lucky spectators got to watch her complete Grand Prix dressage movements on a horse called Renaissance Tyme, whom she had only ridden once. She along with U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover discussed the movements and gave the audience tips on how to get the most out of their horses at home. [Top 14 Lessons from Charlotte Dujardin]

Here in the South, we’re awfully thankful for rain after a long, dry summer, but continuous rain and some flooding the last several days wreaked havoc on the TomorrowWorld music festival that takes place at Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia. [TomorrowWorld Limits Attendees After Weekend of Weather Issues]

Team Belgium won the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping finale on Saturday. Belgium, who failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics during Aachen a few weeks ago, took an early lead in the Nations Cup competition last Thursday in Barcelona. The Brits and Dutch were hot on their heels in the final round, but Belgium got it done. Team USA finished fourth. [Belgium takes the Furusiyya 2015 title in gripping finale]

AEC helmet cam!