Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Bailey looking good at 19 years young. Photo by Heather Scheel.

Some horses are worth their weight in gold but our Bailey is priceless. Royally bred to cut cows, he has instead excelled in show jumping, hunters, eventing and foxhunting. He knows his job and does it well with zero assistance (he prefers it that way), but he has the patience of a born teacher, too. In the last week he has been enjoyed by five different riders, going from the jumping ring to the hunt field to sedate up-down lessons. He’s all the proof I need that unicorns are real.

National Holiday: Tarzan Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Millstreet: WebsiteScheduleResultsLive StreamEN’s Coverage

Blair Castle: WebsiteScheduleResultLive StreamEvent Rider MastersERM ResultsEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Action: 

Town Hill Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. II [Website] [Results]

Caber Farm Horse Trial  [Website] [Results]

The Event at Archer [Website] [Results]

Stone Gate Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Callia Englund and her 15.1-hand gelding Xyder have exceeded everyone’s expectations. In four short years they formed a strong partnership, tackled their first recognized cross country courses together and competed at the 2018 NAYC in the CCI*. Now they are headed to Colorado to compete at the AEC. [Achieving the Unexpected]

Everyone loves a creative, well-executed musical freestyle. Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo rode tougher choreography to new music at the US Dressage Festival of Champions at Lamplight this weekend. Their bold moves paid off big time with a win in the USEF Grand Prix National Dressage Championship. [Watch the Video!]

How is it nearly September already? The year has flown by, but I’m not complaining because Burghley is coming up fast. Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati, of Austria, will be tackling one of the toughest events in the world for the first time on Cosma, a 9-year-old mare she bought sight unseen as a yearling. [Meet Katrin and Cosma]

Hot on Horse Nation: Money Doesn’t Buy Talent

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