Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Eventing at Herron Park. Photo via Diana Lynn Schneider on Facebook.

NAYC teams have been named and 2019 Travel Grants have been announced — that means we’re in the home stretch in the countdown to this year’s iteration of The Event at Rebecca Farm, which will take place at the end of the month from July 24th – 28th. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of eventing in Kallispell, Montana. What began as an event with about 12 competitors at Herron Park has grown into an event with over 650 competitors at Rebecca Farm. It’s a pretty amazing legacy!

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Barbury: WebsiteFinal ScoresEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Results:

Maryland CCI & H.T. [Final Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Final Scores]

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Final Scores]

Twin Rivers H.T. [Final Scores]

South Farm H.T. [Final Scores]

Powder Basin H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Treating yourself like an athlete means eating like one too. It’s not just adding off-the-horse exercise to your routine that will help you in the saddle — it’s utilizing proper nutrition as well. It’s a tough pill to swallow (pun intended) and a really hard thing to commit to, but that easy and greasy horse show food isn’t helping you perform your best. [Eat Like An Athlete: Proper Nutrition Will Give You A Leg Up On The Competition]

Stay tuned for Tilly Berendt’s Barbury finale write-up right here on EN, but until then hear what Andrew Nicolson has to say about his victorious stead via Horse & Hound. [‘He feels like Avebury’: Andrew Nicholson’s high praise for his Barbury victor]

Scientists have identified a gene that may play a role in a Thoroughbred’s success as a racehorse. The “motivator gene” may indicate which horses end up racing successfully and which never make it to the racetrack to compete. [Study: Key genes linked to motivation and attitude may explain Thoroughbred success]

Your Monday Video: Another Novice is in the books for Elisa Wallace’s RRP Thoroughbred Makeover hopeful, Play Big: