It truly, truly is the Year of the Pig. While eyes were glued to Event Rider Masters finale or one of the many stateside events this weekend, Piggy French quietly racked up not one, but another two FEI wins in the CCI3*-L and CCI3*-S at Osberton International Horse Trials. That fourteenth win breaks the record, previously held by Michael Jung, for most international wins in a single season. And, as EquiRatings points out, the season isn’t even over yet …
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This guide to the 2020 Olympic eventing format is a must read! The new format for the team eventing competition at next year’s Olympics will be like nothing we’ve ever experienced before, and it will be tested out at Military Boekelo this weekend during the FEI Nations Cup. Ahead of this weekend’s competition, Horse & Hound‘s Pippa Roome has put together the most comprehensive and useful Q&A about the format that we’ve seen yet. [The 2020 Olympic eventing format — all your questions about penalties and substitutions answered]
A laminitis and podiatry conference will be held in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania this coming Friday and Saturday. The conference is geared towards veterinarians and farriers with a focus on laminitis, lower limb lameness, and podiatry and will cover current research and developments in the prevention and treatment of the second-deadliest equine disease. [International Laminitis and Podiatry Conference]
A very special thank you goes out to the organizers of the Groton House Farm Summer & Fall Classics, who chose to donate a portion of the proceeds from their annual unrecognized events to the Jennifer Wilkins Chapin Foundation. The JWC Foundation continues the legacy of Jeffie Chapin, who passed away at GMHA in August, by awarding grants and stipends in support of deserving young riders in the Northeastern U.S. Jeffie was a frequent competitor and volunteer at Groton House. Thank you, GHF — Jeffie would be honored. [Groton House Farm]
Monday Featured Video: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights won the CCI4*-S at Morven Park over the weekend, making it their second four-star victory in a row.
Colleen and Covert Rights through the water yesterday!
Posted by Colleen Rutledge Eventing on Sunday, October 6, 2019