Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

One of the defining hallmarks of the eventing community has to be the way everyone rallies together when one of our own needs a helping hand. Zach Brandt has been recovering from a badly broken leg since December, and a slew of his fellow event riders have stepped in to help him keep his business going. The EN team continues to send speedy healing wishes to Zach!

National Holiday: National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Full Gallop February H.T. [Final Scores]

Ocala Winter I H.T. [Final Scores]

Pine Top I H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Sara Kozumplik Murphy shares a gymnastic exercise “that really allows the rider to focus on finessing their aides, while the horse is set up for success with very clear distances between the fences.” [Grid Pro Quo with Sara Kozumplik Murphy]

SmartPak’s SmartCookies Flavor Contest is back! Fill out the form to cast your vote for which flavor you think should join the SmartCookies lineup, which currently includes Guilt-Free Peppermint Pattie, Guilt-Free Carrot Cake and Guilt-Free Banana Bread. [SmartPak’s 2019 SmartCookies Flavor Contest]

If You Read Only One Thing Today: Michael Jung — Is He the Greatest Ever?
Jan Tönjes, editor of Germany’s premier equestrian publication, St Georg, shares fascinating insights into what he believes makes Michael Jung one of the greatest — if not the greatest — event rider of all time.

Humans of Eventing is back for 2019, y’all. Be sure to follow along with the insanity on Facebook. Here’s a sampling:

“I see you and him doing this in forward four strides.”

“I kinda just see him leaving me here and going back to the barns.”

Overheard during a course walk

[Humans of Eventing]

Monday Video: How awesome is it to see 23-year-old Relentless Pursuit looking so fabulous? Kudos to Amanda Gardiner for giving him a super ride at Ocala Winter I Horse Trials over the weekend. Watch more videos from Ocala on Thehorsepesterer YouTube channel.