Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Photo by Abby Powell.

Horses never cease to amaze me. Yesterday I went on hack and was merrily trotting along until my mare slammed on the breaks, threw her head down, and jumped sideways all the same time in a very dramatic spook that nearly tossed me over her neck. The object of her fear? A pile of another horse’s poop in the middle of the trail. I’ll probably never understand why something as benign as that is terrifying, but the kid riding the dirt bike on the property bordering the trail further down didn’t even warrant the flick of an ear.

National Holiday: National Mud Pack Day

Major Weekend Events:

#Stable View: WebsiteFinal ScoresEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Results:

FEH East Coast Championships [Website] [Final Scores]

Jump Start H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Surefire Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Sundance Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Monday News & Notes:

The East Coast USEA FEH Championships took place at Loch Moy Farm in Maryland this past weekend. Witht he East Coast Champions being crowned, the 2019 FEH Championships have now wrapped up, with the West Coast and Central Championships each taking place within the last week. [Catch up on all FEH Championship Coverage]

Winter will be here sooner than we know it whether we like it or not (mostly not). We can’t prolong the inevitable, so we may as well prepare for it so that it might suck a little less. Our friends at horse nation put together a handy list of things to take care of before the temperatures seriously start to dip. [Autumn Is Here, but Winter Is Coming: 8 Ways You Can Prepare For Colder Weather]

The equine fatality total at California’s Santa Anita Park is now up to 32 since last December. A three-year-old colt, Emtech, was euthanized on the track on Saturday after a catastrophic breakdown during the eighth race. Emtech’s jockey was not injured. [Catastrophic Breakdown Mars Santa Anita Card]

Monday Video: Your Stable View CCI3*-S winners, Doug Payne and Vandiver

Quinn bounced back to come away with the win in the Stable View CCI***-s. Perfect prep for the Fair Hill 4L in a few weeks! #winnerwinner #vandiver #eventing #jumping

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Saturday, September 28, 2019