Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Red Hills CIC3* winners Boyd Martin and Trading Aces. Photo by Jenni Autry Red Hills CIC3* winners Boyd Martin and Trading Aces. Photo by Jenni Autry

Happy Monday, EN!  Hopefully yesterday’s time change doesn’t have you too discombobulated today. I know I’ll be relying on a little extra coffee to get me through the early part of the week, but by Wednesday I should be realigned.  I’m secretly looking forward to seeing who shows up an hour late to work today because I’ll bet a hundred bucks that they won’t be showing up an hour early in November when the clocks change again.

Weekend Results:
Red Hills International [Website] [Final Scores]
Full Gallop March HT [Website] [Final Scores]
Southern Pines HT [Website] [Final Scores]

Events Opening This Week:
Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA, A-2) Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA, A-6) University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH, A-1)

Monday News and Notes:
If you’ve been under a rock or otherwise hibernating, allow me to bring you up to speed on the major news story we’ve been following for you. On Wednesday a freak accident landed Silva Martin in the hospital  Upon hearing about the accident, Boyd left Red Hills in order to see Silva in Wellington.  After a brief stay, he returned to Red Hills and piloted Trading Aces to the win in the CIC3* on what one can only assume was zero sleep.  After the win, he promptly headed back down to Wellington. At last report, Silva is stable and has been moved from the ICU. Earlier Coverage on EN: [Boyd Wins Red Hills CIC3*] [Silva Martin Update]

Late New Zealand Eventer Tom Gadsby is being honored with a new trophy that will be presented at New Zealand’s Horse of the Year show. The trophy was donated by the Gadsby family in memory of the 26-year-old, who was fatally injured in a rotational fall in August 2013. [More from horsetalk.co.nz]

Andrew Beyer argues that part of the difficulty in attracting new horse racing fants is the learning curve related to handicapping when compared to other forms of gambling.  Beyer also argues that the sheer amount of race conditions poses a problem as well as the idiosyncracies of individual tracks.  Did you know that a one mile race isn’t always exactly one mile? [More from washingtonpost.com]

Liam Neeson is fast becoming one of the carriage industry’s most outspoken advocates.  During a recent appearance on The Daily Show Neeson argued for the carriage horses and was also seen on a stable tour this weekend.  [More from abclocal.go.com]

It’s not too early to start daydreaming about Rebecca Farm.  Just in case you needed a reminder of how AWESOME The Event at Rebecca Farm is, Ravalli Republic has a reminder for you. [More from ravallirepublic.com 

The final phase of ticketing for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has begun.  Earlier ticket sales were package deals, but now spectators can buy individual tickets.  Two additional horse-sports will be on display in Normandy this year.  Polo and Horseball will be running as exhibition sports. [More from horsechannel.com]

Monday Video: Check out some classic footage from the 1976 Olympic Games in Bromont!

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