Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Seeing triple at #PonyFinals 💛❤️💙#JoinTheJoy

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Every summer my husband and I take a trip during which we unplug from the rest of the world. Encouraged by bad cell phone service, the phone stays in the camper and social media is ignored. We focus on enjoying nature, friends and time spent together. It’s something we should probably all do more often. It’s a good way to let your eyes and brain rest and reset. Of course now there is much catching up to do on Pony Finals, the Mongol Derby and everything else between!

National Holiday: International Left-Handers Day

Major Events This Week:

Hartpury International [Results]

Strzegom Summer Tour [Results]

FEI Nations Cup at Haras du Pin [Results]

U.S. Weekend Action:

GMHA Festival of Eventing August H.T.  [Website] [Results]

Fair Hill International H.T.  [Website] [Results]

WindRidge Farm Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Otter Creek Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

The Summer Event at Woodside [Website] [Results]

Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

From epic thunderstorms to hot, sunny skies, the 2018 Millbrook Horse Trials will be one to remember. Relive the action in pictures. [Through the Lens]

Have you been following along with the Mongol Derby? A large contingent of American riders and several eventers are tackling the toughest race in the world. The competition is fierce, there have been some retirees, and it’s only day 4! [Mongol Derby Day 4 Update]

Catch riding is no walk in the park no matter how experienced the horse/pony or rider. Imagine having less than a week to get to know a new mount and go on to win one of the most competitive junior divisions in the country! [Tessa Downey Is A Catch-Riding Queen]

A fitness journey isn’t always about the number on the scale. It’s about physical strength and conditioning, and treating your body better. And while it can sometimes seem like the journey is long with incremental results, those results add up to big changes over time! [Fat to Fit to First Level: Progress, A Visual Comparison]

The new scoring program for the USEA Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse series will be tested for the first time tomorrow at Applewood Farm. Shout out to Steve Symansky for building the program (and note that he may be working out some of the final bugs). [FEH Scoring] [YEH Scoring]

Monday Video: Feet in the irons? Right, here we go! A spunky ride at the 2018 Mongol Derby.

Light blue touchpaper… stand back… boom!

Light blue touchpaper… stand back… boom!

Posted by Mongol Derby on Friday, August 10, 2018