Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Super Pony Willow having the time of her life (while I hang on tight) at Stable View Advanced Oktoberfest HT. Photo by Kate Samuels. Super Pony Willow having the time of her life (while I hang on tight) at Stable View Advanced Oktoberfest HT. Photo by Kate Samuels.

On Saturday I went down to Stable View in Aiken to photograph the Advanced cross country and get my bearings before bringing the pony down to compete the next day. There were tons of vendors, enthusiastic community support and prize money in every division–all the way down to Beginner Novice! The atmosphere was all there, as was the level of difficulty on course.

I think as journalists and students of the sport, we are fortunate to meet so many people in our travels to events around the country and during our day-to-day interactions with horses and horse people. One of the most special things about competing at this weekend was hearing cheers and shouts of encouragement from friends during every phase and on every corner of the cross country course. Thank you, thank you for being the best sport in the whole world.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

Morven Park Fall CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. [Website] [Results]

Fleur de Leap H.T. [Website]

Stable View Advanced Oktoberfest H.T. [Website] [Results]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Results]

Jump Start H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Worth The Trust Scholarship applications are due TODAY. Are you an amateur that could use a financial leg-up for your eventing education? The USEA Worth The Trust scholarship can help you achieve your dreams. [Click here to apply]

TODAY is the deadline to register to ride with Andreas Dibowski at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2016. Offered for Beginner Novice through Advanced levels. Each session is limited to 4 riders and each rider will have a cross country session as well as a show jumping session with Andreas. Dinner on Monday and Tuesday is included. Dibo will also give a talk on Tuesday night to all riders after dinner. Included in the cost of the clinic is auditing for the week for the rider as well as one other person. [Click here to register]

Italian Emanuele Gaudiano was poised for greatness in the opening five-star class at the Longines Masters in Los Angeles. The crafty rider aboard Guess 6, a 10-year-old  Belgian Warmblood mare, bested former world champion Steve Guerdat of Switzerland by a full second to win the speed class on a clear round. [Read more on Jumper Nation]

Give a bunch of horse people a chance to dress up in costumes and you can bet they’re going to go all out. The Chronicle of the Horse has photos you need to see from the Charity Pan Am Challenge at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles. [Not Your Mother’s Costume Class]

Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:If you are advertising your sales horses or boarding services via a classified ad, you will want to do a little research to help make your classified ad count. Some websites will feature certain ads on the homepage, and it can be worth paying a little extra to have your classified featured here. Or in a magazine, there will sometimes be marketplace type ads, which typically cost more than a simple classified but less than a display ad.

Postcards from Pony Land

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