Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Just eatin’ some Cheerios and watching dressage lessons! #workingonhereye

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Two full afternoons later and the pastures are mowed. We made a huge mistake of skipping a week of mowing and the weeds were up to my knees (don’t worry, we don’t have any horses out there yet). I finished and parked the mower just in time for a strong afternoon thunderstorm to drench everything and make it all grow again. #summerlife

National Holiday: World Sports Journalist Day!

U.S. Weekend Action:

Groton House Farm H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Horse Park of New Jersey I H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

South Farm H.T. [Website]

Monday News and Notes:

“They might not be the biggest mover or the most scopey jumper, but time and time again the Thoroughbred’s heart is what wins.” Find out what four-star eventer Meghan O’Donoghue looks for in an off-track Thoroughbred and her strategy for producing them as sport horses. [The Hot-Blooded Horse in the USEA Young Event Horse Program]

Jonty Evans remains stable but unconscious following a cross country fall at Tattersalls last month. The eventing family remains positive and has rallied to uplift his friends and family. For the month of July, you can show your support and “go green.” Whether you’re on course or just enjoying the show, #WearGreenForJonty. [Calling All Eventing Family]

Andrew Hoy’s WEG prospect Vassily De Lassos makes up for his quirks by being an extraordinary athlete (he’s only had one rail at FEI level since 2015). With all Andrew’s experience, he had to ‘think outside the box’ to make things work with this special horse. [Andrew Hoy Reveals His WEG Prospect]

A mare who had just undergone a successful surgery went into cardiac arrest while being transferred to recovery. The veterinary team managed to revive her through several minutes of chest compressions along with mechanical ventilation and medication. The mare went on to recover fully with no adverse effects. Learn more about the details of this incredible save, but fair warning, it is hard to read. [CPR Revives Fully Grown Horse]

Eventer Hannah Francis lost her battle with bone cancer in 2016, but her spirit lives on through the Willberry Wonder Pony charity, which raises funds for cancer research. A very cool new cross country has been built in her honor at Lindores Equestrian in Scotland. The handcarved Willberry stands six feet tall and weighs a literal ton! [Wave to Willberry]

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