Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Matt Flynn and Wizzerd at Bromont. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

This was my fourth year attending the Bromont CCI Three-Day Event and I think it was the best. The venue is just stunning, for one thing, and a total dream for a photographer. The sun was also shining and it was just cool enough (cold Quebec rain is a stark and unhappy contrast not unfamiliar to Bromont CCI). Then there’s the people, the food, the atmosphere. And the chocolate. Holy moly. Thanks to title sponsor MARS, I’ve had my fill of Mars Bars and Maltesers to last me until next year.

National Holiday: National Corn on the Cob Day

Major Events:

Bromont CCI: WebsiteLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

Bramham CCI: WebsiteResultsLive StreamEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Results:

Valinor Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Plantation Field H.T. [Website] [Results]

The Middleburg H.T. [Website] [Results]

River Glen June H.T. [Website] [Results]

Queeny Park H.T. [Website] [Results]

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Camelot Equestrian Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Results]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

While the eventing world’s eyes were on Bromont and Bramham, the 3-year-old Thoroughbred Justify easily cruised to the win in the Belmont Stakes to become the 13th Triple Crown winner in the history of racing. [Now He’s Just Immortal]

British eventer, Alicia Wilkinson, worked for William Fox-Pitt during her gap year before college. There’s a lot to learn from one of the greatest eventers of our time. [10 Lessons Learned from WFP]

Meet the Florida State Eventing Team! An effort that began with one rider and one coach has grown into a team full of Seminole Spirit. They love appaloosas, volunteering and learning together. [Fun in the Sun]

You’re familiar with the monoflap saddle, but what about a no-flap saddle? Research suggests that saddles without leg flaps provide the rider with better stability and more control. [Read more about it]

Monday Video: Just Doug Payne and Getaway trotting a three-star fence. No big deal.