Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Photo via Caroline Martin.

It was a double dose of Martins at the local hospital yesterday as both Boyd Martin and Caroline Martin parted company from their horses in the CCI4*-S at Planation Field International, but we’re happy to see that both are on the mend! As Boyd says: some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug.

National Holiday: Autumnal Equinox

Major Weekend Results:

Plantation Field: WebsiteFinal ScoresEN’s Coverage

Blenheim: WebsiteFinal ScoresEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Results:

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Marlborough H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Apple Knoll Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Cedar Ridge H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Monday News & Notes:

There’s still time to get your entries in for Surefire H.T., but you have to act fast! Entries for all divisions will be open until 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, September 23rd. You can enter through or email the event secretary, Mary Coldren, at [email protected] The event takes place this coming weekend and offers Beginner Novice through Intermediate divisions running on Sept. 28th-29th, plus YEH on Friday the 27th. Because of the entry extension, ride times will not be available until Thursday.

An award has been set up to honor the memory of Samantha Calzone, who we are devastated to learn passed away due to a riding accident on Sept. 16th. Samantha was an avid hunter-jumper rider and former captain of the University of Connecticut equestrian team. Donations made to the EQUUS Foundation will support the horse/human bond in celebration of Samantha’s life.[Samantha Calzone Memorial Horse Whisperer Award Established by the EQUUS Foundation]

Ireland’s Padraig McCarthy can teach you a thing or two about creating a bold cross country horse. The former show jumper may have only started eventing in late 2013, but what time he’s lacked in the sport he’s made up for in top finishes. Here are a few tricks of the trade from the 2018 World Equestrian Games double silver medalist. [#SundaySchool: Padraig McCarthy — how to make your spooky horse bolder across country]

Monday video: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights are your Plantation Field four-star winners! Here’s their cross country round.

Winning Ride: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights

Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights take the 🔝 spot in the CCI4*-S after being one of only two combinations to jump double clear on cross- country at Plantation Field Horse Trials! #USAEventing

Posted by USEF Network on Sunday, September 22, 2019