Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Vivian Montgomery is definitely winning the Cutest Photo of the Day Award in this snapshot of her first helmet courtesy of EN’s awesome sponsor Charles Owen. Just thinking about Vivian and the next generation of equestrian superstars — like Nox Martin and Aubrey Davidson — has us excited for Team USA’s future. Go Tiny Eventers! 🙌

U.S. Weekend Action:

The Fork CIC & H.T. [Final Scores]

CDCTA Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Final Scores]

Pine Hill Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

Spring Bay H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News:

Looking to the big events in the U.S. this weekend, Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous took the CIC3* win in the inaugural running of The Fork at Tryon, home to next year’s World Equestrian Games, while Buck Davidson and Copper Beach won the CIC3* at Chattahoochee Hills. Leslie Threlkeld teamed up with Samantha and Lily Clark to bring you wall-to-wall coverage of The Fork, while Liz Crawley brought us beautiful photos from Chatt Hills. [The Fork CIC3* Final Report] [Chatt Hills CIC3* Final Report]

Michael Jung had a very specific plan for his final prep run at Kreuth ahead of Rolex and Badminton with the reigning champions of both four-stars. He retired at fence 19 on cross country with both fischerRocana FST and La Biosthetique Sam FBW, settling for a letter rather than a number with the bigger picture in mind. Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob, another horse we have our eye on for the Badminton win, finished first in the hotly contested CIC2*. [Kreuth Results] [Buschreiter.de Coverage]

Zara Tindall and High Kingdom won the Advanced section at Weston Park Horse Trials in their final prep run before shipping to Kentucky for Rolex. They added just 6.0 cross country time penalties to their dressage score of 29.9 to win on 35.9, a career best final score for these two at a National Advanced horse trials. A sign of good things to come at Rolex? We think so.  [Weston Park Results]

The EN team is wishing our good friend Spencer Sturmey all the best for a full and speedy recovery after he took a nasty tumble in the Intermediate section at Weston Park yesterday. He’s sporting a bad concussion, broken and dislocated nose, broken cheek, dislocated thumb and battered face — though we still think he looks fabulous. Please join us in wishing he gets well soon! [@SpencerSturmey on Twitter]

You know Amy Dragoo as one of the top equestrian photographers in the country, but her current adventure in Morocco has us equally captivated. Follow her on Instagram for a behind-the-lens view of her latest #travelswithamy. [dragoophoto on Instagram]

Your Monday Video:

If you’re not paying attention to Doug Payne and Vandiver, you should be. These two are one of the most exciting combinations in the country right now, gradually polishing their performance in each phase with every event. After finishing second in The Fork CIC3* this weekend, watch for them to bring home a top performance at Rolex.

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