Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Out of my friends who made the trek up to Montana for The Event at Rebecca Farm, I’d have to say Gamal captured the feeling the best. Out of my friends who made the trek up to Montana for The Event at Rebecca Farm, I’d have to say Gamal captured the feeling the best.

Welcome to Monday, EN! Time to start making your way back to the real world, after a fabulous weekend. If you’ve got a case of horse-show hangover, the remedy that always works for me is a giant white chocolate mocha and a 15 minute power nap at lunch. I can’t promise that it will work for you, but it’s been shown a day that starts with coffee is 110% better than one that doesn’t. Here’s to wishing you safe travels whether it’s halfway across the country, to the office or even just down to the corner market.

Weekend Results:

Great Meadow [Scores] [Dressage Videos] [Show Jumping Videos] [EN’s Great Meadow Coverage]

Event at Rebecca Farm [Website] [Live Scores] [EN’s Coverage]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. [Website] [Scores]

Grandview Summer Horse Trials [Scores]

Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer H.T [Website] [Scores]

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. II [Website]

Valinor Farm Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

It was a big weekend for eventing all over the globe. Sam Watson of Ireland claimed victory in the CIC 3* division of Camphire Horse Trials in Waterford, New Zealand. Sam’s victory comes just days after the birth of his second son Toby.  Congrats Sam! [More from Horsetalk]

Wasn’t this supposed to be The Year of The Horse? You may remember the early months of this year as very rough ones emotionally, with several well known horses dying in a short span of time. Del Mar is facing a similar run of equine misfortune. A total of 7 horses have been euthanized since the race meet opened a week and a half ago. There is something very wrong here. [More from NBC San Diego]

Chicago-land residents will be seeing some new horse-related artwork in their community. As many as 100 horse statues are expected to be installed by a charity that provides financial support to injured Chicago police officers and the families of those killed in the line of duty. Each of the horses will be decorated by a local artist and named for a fallen officer. [More from Chicago Tribune]

Heat stress is something that should be taken very seriously. Over the past four days or so it has been appallingly hot in Northern California and many other parts of the country. It’s important to be mindful of the heat as it can impact our horses as well. [More from KPLC]

India’s most famous show-jumping horse, CJ-15, has died. While any death is sad to hear about, what makes this one all the more depressing is that the horse had essentially been abandoned to a shelter less than a week prior. In addition to being a show-jumper, CJ-15 was also part of the mounted patrol battalion. [More from Times of India]

Seven British racehorses have tested positive for morphine in post race sampling, including one owned by the Queen. I’ve always thought the FEI’s zero-tolerance rules are a bit excessive, in that some very benign things can end up getting folks in trouble. I don’t have a better answer, but I’m in agreement that the concepts of ‘strict liability’ and ‘intent’ should be explored a bit further by the FEI. [More from The Conversation]

Monday Video: Cutting legend Tim Smith pops around some fences with eventer Tamra Smith as part of a WEG fundraiser

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