Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Heads up to everyone in Ocala this winter! Tik Maynard and Cathy Wieschhoff are teaming up to host a clinic series on natural horsemanship solutions to eventer training problems, with sessions scheduled for every Tuesday in February at Majestic Oaks. Cathy and Tik will help you and your horse work through performance, behavior and connection issues in a hands-on learning environment designed to create a safer and more reliable partnership. Click here for more details on dates and pricing.

National Holiday: National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (especially applicable to eventers!)

U.S. Weekend Action:

Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. [Final Scores]

Full Gallop Farm January H.T [Final Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park C.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

As British Parliament continues to negotiate Brexit, leading equine organizations are working together to determine how horse transport to Europe will be managed when the UK leaves the EU on March 29. All horses leaving the UK to enter the EU will need a new type of Export Health Certificate (EHC) requiring blood tests signed by an Official Veterinarian (OV) to confirm it is free from disease. [Brexit: implications for horse owners under the spotlight]

As cross country questions have become more technical over the years, the way we school our horses to prepare for competitions has also evolved. U.S. Olympian Phyllis Dawson discusses grid exercises she uses to teach the horse to hold the line and understand angles, narrows and corners on course. [Grid Pro Quo with Phyllis Dawson]

A new year means new faces on the USEA Board of Governors. Many thanks to the USEA for publishing detailed biographies for all of the BOG members so we can get to know them better. Thank you to ALL members of the BOG and all who serve the U.S. eventing community in a governance capacity. [Meet the 2019 USEA Board of Governors]

Heads up to all those interested in pursuing an equine-related education path in college! Equine Affaire will host a presentation on matching equine interests with college and career options on Saturday, April 13. Follow the link for more information and registration details. [Explore Equine-Related Career Paths and College Opportunities]