Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Jess Payne and Baby Hudson walk the show jumping course together at The Fork CIC3*/WEG Test Event at Tryon International Equestrian Center. Photo courtesy Mary Pat Stone.

The EN Team would like to extend sincere congratulations to Luke Horah and Ellie Luther on their recent engagement! Luke just moved Ellie’s former two-star mare Fair Fiona (dam of Boyd Martin’s Advanced horse Ray Price) up to Training level with an eye on a fall one-star. Best wishes to Luke, Ellie and Fair Fiona!

National Holiday: National Chicken Little Awareness Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

The Fork: WebsiteResultsLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

WEG Test Event: WebsiteLive StreamResultsEN’s Coverage

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

CDCTA H.T. [Website] [Results]

Pine Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Results]

Spring Bay H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Elinor MacPhail made some tack changes to encourage her ride, RF Eloquence, to improve his frame and run more efficiently across the country. The adjustment worked and the pair rocked around the cross country at Chattahoochee Hills to snag the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division. [MacPhail O’Neal and RF Eloquence Seize the Win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced at Chattahoochee Hills]

Posting the only double clear cross country round in the division, Jacob Fletcher and Atlantic Domino finished on their dressage score and clinched the win in the CIC3* division at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials.  [Fletcher and Atlantic Domino Clean and Fast to Secure the Win in the Chatthoochee Hills Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3*]

If golf enthusiasts cringe at the idea of horses galloping down fairways, then how do horse people feel about gear heads cruising around a world-class cross country course? The tv show Top Gear recently test drove an SUV while hauling a horse box over various “obstacles” at Burghley Horse Trials. [Top Gear horsepower takes on Burghley Horse Trials]

Muddy going lately? Great Britain has been clobbered with wet weather resulting in numerous event cancellations this spring. Although some organizers and competitors have managed to carry on despite the less than ideal conditions, there may be something to learn along the way! [9 Things You Quickly Discover While Competing in Muddy Conditions]

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