Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

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It was another amazing weekend at Pine Top Farm full of sun and smiles. The FEI divisions knocked out all three phases on Friday, and some of those same competitors drove all night to compete at Three Lakes in Ocala the next day. Now that’s dedication! If you missed it, check out EN’s coverage of the event here and see what Chinch was up to on Instagram. Mark Lehner and the Hoofclix crew kindly provided photos of the competition each day for our posts. Pictures of all riders in all phases can be viewed here.

After the first two February Pine Tops I always feel like now we really hit the ground running with the Spring season. We’ve seen the Advanced horses have a run to knock off the rust and some of the up-and-comers take a crack at a new level. Next comes Red Hills, Carolina, The Fork, Rolex… and EN will be there at all of them. We’re looking forward to a great year!

U.S. Weekend Action:

Pine Top Advanced CIC & H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Three Lakes February H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop March H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Monday News and Notes:

If you’re in Ocala on Monday or Tuesday, auditors are welcome at the Canadian High Performance clinic with jumping genius George Morris and dressage master Christilot Boylen at Wentworth Farm. Top names like Jessica Phoenix, Selena O’Hanlon, Kyle Carter, Colleen Loach, Lesley Grant-Law, Lisa Marie Fergusson, Diana Burnett, Jessica Payne and Tik Maynard will be riding. The clinic runs 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. both days at 10690 NW 125th S., Reddick, FL 32686.

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club has partnered with the Tryon International Equestrian Center to manage and produce the 71st annual Tyron Block House Steeplechase. This year’s race will be on April 15 with the highest total purse of the events history equaling $150,000. Hosted since 1988 at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) in Landrum, SC, the historic race will now be held on a new one-mile track in Columbus, NC. [Historic Tryon Block House Steeplechase Sets New Course]
Faced with a $3 billion deficit, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed to cut $30 million of state funding to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, home of the New Bolton Center, one of the busiest large animal hospitals in the nation. Directors at the school are optimistic that the cuts will not be included in the final version of the budget. [Budget Calls for Cuts to New Bolton]
The USEA’s ICP/FEH/YEH symposium took place in Ocala, FL last week with Chris Burton and Chris Ryan among the lineup of clinicians. The USEA covered the seminars in detail, which you can read about here, here and here.

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