Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

That moment when you win your very first four-star. Totes relatable, yeah? Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Just getting to a four-star is a remarkable achievement. Finishing on a number instead of a letter at your first four-star — wow. WINNING your four-star debut? We. Are. Speechless. What an incredibly happy result! All the congratulations to Thibault Fournier (and his horse Siniani de Lathus) for becoming Pau’s youngest victor at only 23 years old.

National Holiday: NATIONAL CAT DAY

Major Events This Weekend:

Pau Links: WebsiteResultsLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

Waredaca Classic 3DE & H.T. [Website] [3DE Results] [HT Results]

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

Windermere Run H.T. [Website] [Results]

Holly Hill Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Area VIII Young Riders is looking for a new coach starting in 2019. The position is for a three-year term (pending annual reviews and approval from Area VIII). For a position description, information on how to apply and further details please contact Laura Miller, 2018 Area VIII Young Rider Coordinator, at [email protected].

The cost of entry fees is a hot topic here in the States and inevitably comes up at nearly every USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Turns out we aren’t the only ones having a heated debate over the cost of competing. Find out why one Horse & Hound editor supports the cost of increased entry fees. [An Unfashionable View]

“He is the reason why I stuck with eventing.” Meet the winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award given to Training level riders at Area VI’s Shepherd Ranch Horse Trials. [Technical Merit Award]

With the soft Autumn light and vivid fall colors (not to mention incredible sport) Fair Hill International is hands down one of the most photogenic venues in the country. USEA shares some of their favorite moments from this year’s competition that may not have made it into their regular coverage. [Through the Lens]

Personally, I love fall. And winter, even. But with chilly temps comes frisky horses, and combine the frustration of an unpredictable ride on a proverbial loony toon with frozen fingers and toes, and it doesn’t sound like such a good time. Luckily, Emily Daily is here to help get you through spooky-leaf season relatively unscathed. [A Wimpy Rider’s Guide to Surviving Chilly Weather]

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