Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

The dream team of Chatwin, Kelly Prather, Frankie Thieriot-Stutes and Tamie Smith. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Frankie Thieriot-Stutes and Chatwin had a fairytale week at Luhmuhlen in their CCI5*-L debut, delivering the best U.S. result at a European five-star since Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous also finished fourth at the same event in 2017. She was able to make the trip to Germany thanks to receiving the $50,000 Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant last year. Thank you to the Broussard family for their incredibly generous and continued support of U.S. eventing. Well done, Frankie. We are so proud!

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Major Results:

Luhmühlen: WebsiteFinal ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Results:

Aspen Farm H.T. [Final Scores]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Final Scores]

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Final Scores]

Full Gallop June H.T. [Final Scores]

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Final Scores]

Honey Run H.T. [Final Scores]

Golden Spike H.T. [Final Scores]

Valinor Farm H.T. [Final Scores]

Bucks County Horse Park H.T. [Final Scores]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Maj. Gen. Jack Burton passed away on May 29, and his children wrote a wonderful obituary detailing his lifelong dedication to equestrianism and eventing. Jack served a 10-year term as Executive Vice President of the USET, a three-year term as USCTA president, and as an FEI judge and Technical Delegate in three disciplines until he retired at age 92. [Major General Jonathan R. Burton (1919-2019)]

Irish event rider Camilla Speirs shares a jumping exercise for improving agility, straightness and lead changes over a fence in this latest column from our friends at Horse & Hound. [#SundaySchool: how to improve lead changes over a fence]

Wayne Quarles judged the USEA Area IX Charles Owen Technical Merit Award at Golden Spike Horse Trials in Ogden, Utah, yesterday and shared insights into what he looks for in the riders. “I’ll be looking for riders with the right balance and the way they handle the turns and terrain. I want to see how they adjust themselves to ride whatever is happening underneath them.” [Judging the USEA Charles Owen Technical Merit Award with Wayne Quarles]

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Your Very Odd Monday Video:

This video has had the EN team cracking up all weekend. We don’t know why Tilly Berendt’s day one dressage report from Luhmūhlen is on YouTube with a Siri-like voice dictating every word, or why an incredibly random slideshow of photos gleaned from EN accompanies it. But we do agree that the unicorn slippers and Sam Watson dressed for a heist somehow make this solid gold.