Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Photo via the Wincanton Racecourse.

Horses are getting into the holiday season! Somerset race trainer Jeremy Scott decked a chase fence out holiday style to promote the upcoming Boxing Day meeting at the Wincanton Racecourse. Rudolf has a new look this year, and he’s got the gallop of a racehorse.

National Holiday: National Roof Over Your Head Day

Weekend Results:

Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials IV [Results]

Monday News: 

The USEA has rolled out a beautiful new website! If you missed the announcement last week, their new virtual digs were revealed on Friday. The site has a fresh new look and is much more streamlined to navigate IMO. For example, horse and rider search? Now it’s on the homepage. Check it out! [USEA Launches New and Improved Website]

The road to training out of saddle is paved by the transfer effect, according to Daniel Stewart. The transfer effect is the idea that improving one part of your life automatically encourages you to improve another part of your life. So take these little changes and turn them into something big! [Daniel Stewart Tip of the Month: PRACTICE Like an Athlete]

A new qualification score for USDF Championships has caused drama at their annual convention. Beginning December 1, 2018, riders must have achieved a score of 63% — up from 60% — at a level in order to ride a freestyle at that level. While most are on board with the change, many argue that the USDF Executive Board passed the new measure inappropriately. [Freestyle Rule Causes Controversy And Confusion At USDF Convention]

Monday Video: