Monday News and Notes From Success Equestrian

Aoife wins!

Aoife Clark must be feeling like a total rockstar this morning after her win at Blenheim.  I must confess that I am always to see the Irish win because I absolutely adore the Irish riders’ green coats.  I too have a green coat but it is nowhere near as gorgeous and buried somewhere very deep in my closet.  I’m thinking I may have to dig it back out soon.  I’d forgotten how much I loved the color.  Nothing quite like a green coat on a chestnut horse.  Way to go Aiofe!

Blenheim Links and Results:

[Blenheim Website] [Final Scores]

Weekend Results:

Poplar Place Farm September HT [Final Scores]

Feather Creek HT: [Final Scores]

GMHA September HT: [Final Scores]

Windy Wyoming HT:  [Final Scores]

Dunnabeck HT:  [Final Scores]

Seneca Valley Pony Club HT: [Final Scores]

E.I. Horse Trials  [Final Scores]

Events Opening this Week:

Full Gallop Farm H.T. (South Carolina, A-3) Galway Downs International Three-Day Event & H.T. (California, A-6) Pine Hill Fall H.T. (Texas, A-5) Rocking Horse H.T. (Florida, A-3) The Virginia CCI1*, CIC2* and H.T. (Virginia, A-2)

Monday News:

Aoife Clark and Fenya’s Elegance took top honors at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace CCI***.  Jean Teulere finished second on Matelot Du Grant Val and Clark Montgomery finished third with Loughan Glen.  Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti only dropped one rail to finish 10th, while Meghan O’Donoghue and Pirate finished 11th. Were you crazy busy this weekend?  Check out some of the earlier EN Blenheim Coverage: [Blenheim Jog Photos – Seriously, check out the Ground Jury and Veterinary Delegate’s threads! LOVE IT!] [Meghan’s XC Recap] [Catching up with Team North America after XC at Blenheim]

WFP clinched the win in Blenheim’s Young Horse Championship.  This is WFP’s second win since it began in 2009.  I’m starting to be quite a fan of Fernhill Pims.  WFP describes him as a quick, nimble little horse who’s always been competitive.  Sounds like my kind of guy!  [More From]

Amy Barrington Update.  Amy suffered a serious brain injury following a fall on Wednesday, September 4th.  From the Facebook page chronicling her progress, Greg reports that Amy is using her left hand quite a lot and that she should be moved to a the Shepherd Center in Atlanta as soon as they are ready for her.   [Initial EN report][Amy Barrington Recovery on Facebook]

Losing a horse is hard.  Especially when you’re only 10 years old.  Grab the kleenex for this one folks.  What a strong little girl.  [Ruffles and the Brave Girl Who Loved Her to the End]

On a much lighter note, I totally need this. Seriously, you can put a horse on just about anything and I’ll probably buy it.  I don’t wear a whole lot of make up other than various shades of barn-dirt, but these colors are pretty and I want it now!  Do you think Smartpak will start carrying makeup if I ask very very very nicely?  Also, I hope it’s run resistant after that last link.  I’m still a little misty eyed.  [Chantecaille Wild Horses Palette Review]

It’s Marcia Kulak’s birthday today! Marcia competed at GMHA this past weekend, where she rode two horses and won both her divisions despite enduring a cracked tail bone from falling down her hay mow stairs. Happy birthday, Marcia!

Last chance to vote for your favorite finalist in the Success Equestrian Contest!  The finalists have been chosen and it’s up to you to select the winner! Voting closes at Noon EST today!  [Vote Here]



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