Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Father/daughter team Phillip and Olivia Dutton at Fair Hill Horse Trials this weekend. Photo via Evie Dutton's Instagram Father/daughter team Phillip and Olivia Dutton at Fair Hill Horse Trials this weekend. Photo via Evie Dutton's Instagram

Phillip Dutton may have been competing seven horses (finishing with five in the top five) at the Training, Preliminary and Intermediate levels at the Fair Hill May Horse Trials this weekend. However, he of course found time to support his daughter Olivia and her horse Santa’s Playboy, who jumped clear around their first Training together. How special it is that father and daughter share the same passion and can be there to cheer each other on!

U.S. Weekend Results:

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Results]

Fair Hill International May H.T. [Results]

CHC International H.T. & CIC [Results]

Otter Creek Spring H.T. [Results]

Sol Events at Corona del Sol H.T. [Results]

The Event at Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Results]

Equestrians Institute H.T.  [Website]

CCC Spring Gulch H.T.  [Website]

Monday News and Notes:

Want to join the most eclectic team of eventing journalists around? Then you’ll want to enter our Fifth Annual EN Blogger Contest for your shot! We’re looking for our next victim talented writer to join our team, and entries are open until Tuesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. EST. [EN Blogger Contest]

One penalty point separated the top two at Chatsworth horse trials in England this weekend. Despite 18 time penalties on cross country, Pippa Funnell managed to retain her lead with Sandman 7 to earn her third Chatsworth trophy. Sarah Ennis on Horseware Stellor Rebound were second while Britain’s Emily King took third place on Brookleigh, with mom Mary on grounds for support. [Pippa Funnell re-writes the record books at Chatsworth]

Inspired by the bedtime stories she told her son, Lottie Prentice has published a children’s book chronicling her horse of a lifetime Ted’s great adventures as a cheeky, mischievous character. The four-star horse was a well-known celebrity on the eventing circuit in his prime. Bold, beautiful and a bit naughty, Ted was particularly popular amongst his pint-sized fans. [A cheeky horse called Ted]

The fate of Andrew Nicholson’s and ESNZ’s relationship is expected to be decided at an Equestrian Sports New Zealand board meeting later this month. With New Zealand not yet qualified for Rio, the decision is a weighty one, but it seems clear both parties are ready to resolve the conflict one way or another. [Rider wants clarity on his Olympic role]

Eventing ingrains in us certain qualities and skills that we often subconsciously apply to other areas of life. Things like managing nerves, making the most of mistakes and inherent adaptability are just a few of the tools we take from the ring to the real world. [5 ways eventing makes you better at reaching your goals]

Monday Video: Buzzterbrown was unable to make it to Rolex this year, but he did video the Intermediate class at the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials at Morven Park that weekend. The description on this video said the event was well organized, though his horse was slightly surprised by the sunken road on the Novice course!