Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

It was an amazing night for our United States Pony Club Championships East Mounted Games teams as they competed before…

Posted by Tryon International Equestrian Center on Saturday, July 30, 2016

I really wanted to make it down to Saturday Night Lights at the Tryon International Equestrian Center this weekend to watch the mounted games for the Pony Club Championships, but by the end of my work day I just wanted to hang out at home with the cats. I’ve got to say I’m pretty bummed I missed all this, but the good news is you can rewatch the live stream here!

Did you guess the mystery man in Saturday Links? It’s the only and only Peter Gray! Have a good throwback photo for us to show on EN? Send it to [email protected].

U.S. Weekend Action:

#NAJYRC2016: Website, Individual ScoresTeam ScoresEN’s Coverage

USPC National Championship H.T. [Website] [Results]

Horse Park of New Jersey II H.T. [Website] [Results]

Hunt Club Farms H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Just so we’re clear, you’re not doing anything next weekend, right? The only conceivable thing you can be doing is tuning in to the Olympics, EVEN if you’re competing. For goodness sake, get your schedule set! Jenni knows all the things about Rio, and how to watch it from home. She’ll be covering the event and risking the Zika for you. [How To Watch Olympic Eventing]

Eventers at the Pony Club Championship were the first to experience Captain Mark Phillips’ highly anticipated cross country course at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. For all levels, the courses took place in the large derby field and two additional arenas. The first rider on course, Rachael Wood, said it was an incredible experience and that she felt like an Olympian. [Pony Club Rider First to Experience Cross Country Course at Tryon]

Olympic horses are flying out of three primary airports on their way to Rio: Miami, Fl., Liege Airport in Belgium and the London Stansted Airport (check out amazing photos of the loading process here). Reigning Olympic Champion La Biosthetique Sam took off from Liege today along with 31 other horses from 12 nations. [Sam is en route to Rio]

The combined team of Zones 4 and 7 was victorious in the team show jumping competition at NAJYRC this weekend, finishing without a single jumping penalty. [Jumper Nation] Click here to read our coverage of the eventing competition.

Monday Video: I laughed way too hard at this.