Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Horse shows are always way more fun when you have a great team and fabulous friends surrounding you. Doug Payne’s crew knows how to work hard and have fun at the same time! Find yourself a posse like the Payne posse here. #SquadGoals.

National Holiday: National Play-Doh Day

U.S. Weekend Results:

Otter Creek Fall H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Flying Cross Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

The Event at Skyline [Website] [Final Scores]

GMHA September H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Blue Ridge Mountain H.T. at TIEC [Website] [Final Scores]

Poplar Place Farm September H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Stone Gate Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

CDCTA Fall H.T. [Website] [Live Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Surefire Horse Trials will be accepting entries until this Wednesday, Sept. 18. Their fall event, which offers Beginner Novice through Intermediate divisions plus YEH, takes place Sept. 28-29. Contact the show secretary, Mary Coldren, at (302) 547-0695 or [email protected] to enter.

Are you a victim of the wandering free walk during your dressage test? My pony would quite prefer to look around and take a tour of the arena instead of stretching forward and down. These tips from USDF gold medalist and USDF Certified Instructor Jessica van Eyck might help straighten things out. [Dressage Training Tips to Straighten a Horse’s Meandering Walk]

Two weeks after spinal surgery following his fall at Hampton Classic Horse Show, Kevin Babington is alert and recovering but still has a very long road of rehabilitation ahead. The show jumper is currently unable to move, but but maintains a positive attitude and is able to mouth words and communicate as a tracheotomy hinders his speech. Whether or not limb function returns to any degree will be determined by whether the swelling around his spinal cord decreases. The equestrian world has continued to rally around and support Kevin and hopes for the very best outcome for him. [Babington Remains Positive Following Spinal Injury]

Monday Video: Ride the GMHA Open Training course with Kiesha Varney and Kolor Me Gone: