Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

If you’re going to ride horses, you’ve got to have a sense of humor. Things aren’t always going to go your way, and it’s not always going to be pretty. But if you keep your eyes on the next fence and kick on, you’ll come out all right. Above photo shot by Charles Mann for official photographer Amy Dragoo at Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II.

National Holiday: National Fresh Breath Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Millbrook H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T. [Website] [Results]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Waredaca Horse Trials August 18-19 is offering AEC Prep Tests: Dressage Fix a Test  $35; Dressage Ride a Test only: $25; Jumping Rounds: $25; Tests will be scheduled on weekend day that the regular horse trial level competes … Novice and Preliminary on Saturday and Intermediate, Training and Beginner Novice on Sunday. [Omnibus listing]

“I felt like I won the Olympics.” The Coconino Summer Horse Trials in Flagstaff, Arizona, took place the week before The Event at Rebecca Farm and included three long format divisions. Meet the winners of the traditional eventing challenge. [The USEA Classic Series Wins in the West at Coconino]

Christopher Burton and Polystar I once again proved they’ve got the power, speed and coolness under pressure to win when it counts. Christopher and the stunning Polystar were clear and quick to clam the Aussie’s second British Open title at the Festival of British Eventing. [Cross country speed proves key in battle for British Open]

What if a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury could be definitively diagnosed with a single drop of blood? European researchers have developed the TBIcheck, a test that analyzes the level of proteins in the blood, which increase during a shock to the head. This device will change the game for patient care. [TBI Innovation]

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