Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

WEG celebrations got taken to a new level! It turns out 2018 gave us more than a gold medal… we are excited to be…

Posted by Ros Canter Eventing on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Eventing World Champion Ros Canter is in foal! What a year. And a happy belated birthday to her as well — Ros turned 33 yesterday. Join us in wishing her a happy, healthy journey into motherhood.

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U.S. Weekend Results:

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Majestic Oaks H.T. [Website] [Results]

Your Monday News & Notes:

We are so very sorry to inform the eventing family that Shirley Carpenter, wife of Mary Coldren, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Shirley and Mary met 20 years ago at Fair Hill International, where Mary was an organizer and Shirley was a volunteer. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Plantation Field Equestrian Events or Fair Hill International to support a jump in her memory. [Obituary for Shirley M. Carpenter]

Erik Duvander and Ian Stark are headlining Galway Downs’ 21st Annual Fundraising Clinic this weekend. Set for Jan. 19-20 in Temecula, the intense educational weekend also features 35 of the West Coast’s top professionals who are donating their coaching skills. From veteran competitors to rally-prepping Pony Clubbers, riders of all levels are welcome to participate, and auditors are strongly encouraged. Be sure to check out EN’s complete “What’s Happening This Winter?” event calendar for more clinic and schooling show opportunities. [Galway Downs]

When Clare Reeves’ mare began insisting on nuzzling the same spot on her shoulder, she paid attention. After discovering a lump there, a doctor diagnosed her with breast cancer, which they addressed with surgery and chemotherapy. Throughout Clare’s recovery, she found strength through Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, which granted her a wish of lessons with eventer James McIlough and culminated in her completion of a BE event. [‘My horse saved my life, the charity saved my sanity’: Inspirational rider achieves Wobbleberry dream]

Need some schooling inspiration? Try this “Grid Pro Quo” exercise from Ryan Wood, featured on the USEA website. “This exercise is all about rideability and adjustability, which are two key ingredients to riding a clear and safe jumping course,” he explains. [Grid Pro Quo with Ryan Wood]

All signs point to 2019 being the most active, exciting year yet for Intercollegiate Eventing. The fourth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships moves to Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia, May 18-19, with 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Challenges taking place around the country throughout the year. [Study Up on the 2019 Intercollegiate Team Challenge Calendar]

Hot on Horse Nation: This bill would require auctions and sales to keep records of transaction for at least five years, and network with national and local rescues to ensure that horses have not been reported missing or stolen. [Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Help Track Horse Sales]

Just in on Jumper Nation: Brush up on your show jumping with some HITS jumper classes this winter. [HITS Winter Circuit Prize Lists]

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