Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Phillip Dutton and Z, winners of The Fork CCI4*-S last year. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Entries for The Fork at Tryon CCI-S & Horse Trials close tomorrow, March 19. The event is running three FEI divisions (CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S) and USEA National levels from Beginner Novice to Advanced (including Modified!) on April 4-7 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

The FEI divisions are offering $30,000 in prize money. The CCI4*-S at The Fork has also been designated as a key event when it comes to selection for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games team. Click here to read more about why you should get excited about The Fork. Click here to check out the Prize List and enter.

National Holiday: National Awkward Moments Day (Who comes up with these?)

U.S. Weekend Results:

Ocala Winter II H.T. [Final Scores]

Pine Top Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Final Scores]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

If you’re like me and think super grooms are the true heroes across all disciplines, then you’re always curious as to the items they consider essential to their craft. U.S. show jumper Andrew Kocher’s new groom, Steffi Uecker, hails from Germany and has fascinating insights to share. [What’s In My Ring Bag? 7 Items Andy Kocher’s Groom Won’t Leave The Barn Without]

Whether you attended the $50,000 Liftmaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field or watched via the live stream, this piece in The Aiken Standard is absolutely worth the read. “In his remarks to the crowd of 400 excited spectators and participants attending the event, Mayor Rick Osbon said it best: horses, trees and generosity are three of the defining hallmarks of the Aiken community.” [Grand-Prix Eventing Showcase a boon to the Aiken community]

Do you have questions regarding proactively managing your horse’s soundness and handling your own mental challenges in the ring? If you can get to Wellington, Florida on March 19, the “Mindful Approach to Horse & Rider” panel is definitely something you don’t want to miss. [Equine Tech Collaborative Presents, MASTERCLASS INNOVATION SERIES: A Mindful Approach to Horse and Rider]

Hylofit, a wearable device for horse and rider that delivers real-time heart rate information, is seeking a Sales Manager to join the team. This person will play an integral part in creating and implementing Hylofit’s sales strategy and launch plan execution. The locations being considered include New England, Mid-Atlantic and California. [Hylofit Sales Manager Job Description]

Your Monday Video:

Zach Brandt competed for the first time since breaking his leg in December. Thank you to David Frechette for this video of Zach’s triumphant return, plus many more videos from Ocala Winter II H.T. Welcome back, Zach!