Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

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Very special treat to see the remarkable partnership that is @jontyeventing & ‘Art’ COOLEY ROURKES DRIFT who made an appearance at @bedeevents Belton today What a special treat to see the hard work that Jonty and the team have put into his recovery and the gorgeous Art lapping up the applause from the excited crowd – a privilege to witness. #Eventing #BritishEventing #BE #XC #Equestrian #Dressage #Showjumping #CrossCountry #EquestrianPhotography #EquinePhotography #Horse #Cheval #Pferd #Riding #HorseTrials #Twohearts #GoEventing #RidersWithStyle #EventingStyle #RuralLifestyle #EquestrianLife #EquestrianStyle #HorsesofInstagram #HorsePhoto #HannahColePhotography #Sony #Alpha

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One year after his victory in the Grantham Cup at Belton, Jonty Evans returned to the venue to make his first public appearance riding Cooley Rorkes Drift since his traumatic brain injury at Tattersalls in June 2018. Jonty spent six weeks in a coma and has made nothing short of a miraculous recovery, returning to riding and even tackling his first full show jumping course since the fall last month. Be sure to follow Jonty Evans Eventing on Facebook to track his continued progress in his recovery.

[Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift delight crowds with Belton appearance]

National Holiday: National Sourdough Bread Day

Weekend Results:

Galway Downs International H.T. [Final Scores]

Belton International [Final Scores]

Morven Park Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

Rocking Horse Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

Full Gallop Farm March II H.T. [Final Scores]

Texas Rose March H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Tom McEwen delivered a surprise win with Figaro Van Het Broekxhof in the Grantham Cup CCI4*-S at Belton. Just four of the 89 combinations that completed cross country managed to catch the optimum time. Follow the link for an audio interview with Tom discussing his win. [Tom McEwen wins Lycetts Grantham Cup at Belton]

Several German superstars had their first international runs of the season this weekend in the CCI3*-S at Luhmühlen. Reigning German National Champions Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot won on 23.9, followed closely by Badminton-bound Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD. Michael Jung had an easy cruise around with Lennox 364, who is very much on the radar as his potential European Championships mount. [Luhmühlen Results]

“This sport has taught me to be thankful for the little things and take nothing for granted.” The USEA’s Now On Course series profiles a variety of different riders throughout the country. This week, we meet Sam Kelly and learn about her journey to balance college and compete three horses. [Now On Course: Things I Would Tell My 14-Year-Old Self]

Your Monday Video: Jonty and Art’s triumphant return at Belton!