What a weekFirst of all, US Eventing, you should be extremely proud of your crew that came over here this week. And…
The U.S. contingent at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials did us all proud in more ways than one this weekend. In my post-Burghley social media stalking I came across this Facebook post from Dom Schramm, our U.S.-based Aussie who we’ve really just been claiming as our own all weekend. Before you continue on with your Monday, I implore you to read his post in its entirely, as it’s quite poignant.
In addition to reflecting on the performances of his fellow riders he touches on being welcomed as a part of the American tribe, despite riding under a different flag. Many could learn a thing or two from that simple gesture from his competitors; that inclusivity is what really makes America — and eventing — great.
National Holiday: National Wiener Schnitzel Day
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Your Monday News & Notes:
Two show jumping horses in Spain tested positive for a banned substance due to contaminated hay. The substance, which causes vasorestriction and increases heart rate, occurs naturally in plants in some countries and is commonly used in humans to suppress appetite. An FEI tribunal ruled that the riders of the horses were not responsible for the drug entering their horses systems and will not face punishment. [Hay blamed for two positive drug tests at international show]
Meet your Area X winners of the USEA’s Charles Own Technical Merit Award. Kimberly Storm and Leslie Villela earned the honors for their effective and appropriate cross-country riding at the Coconino Summer I Horse Trials in July. [Storm and Villela Victorious in USEA Charles Owen Technical Merit Award at Coconino]
Have you ever wanted to see Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton, Ryan Wood and Jennie Brannigan try polo? Well, you’re in luck! They’ll be headlining an exhibition polo game this Wednesday, September 11th at the Brandywine Polo Club in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The event is a fundraiser for Plantation Field International & The Chester County Food Bank. [Chukkers For Charity]
Monday Featured Video:
#WhatitTakes to win Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2019. What an incredible year it has been, thanks to every single one of you that has attended! See you next year!
Posted by The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Official Page on Sunday, September 8, 2019