Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Photo via Puhinui International Three Day Event New Zealand on Facebook.

It was a fairytale weekend for one teenage eventer: 15-year-old Ella Morshuis who won the CCI2*-L at the Puhinui International Three Day Event in New Zealand aboard her horse World Famous, even beating out Olympic team member Jonathan Paget. It look four days of travel from her home in Mosgiel, which is located near the bottom of New Zealand’s south island, to get to the event which is close to Auckland, fairly far up on New Zealand’s north island, but it was clearly well worth it!

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U.S. Weekend Action:

Sporting Days Farm H.T. [Final Scores]

Monday News & Notes:

We are very happy to share news that Area VIII young rider Elizabeth Henry, who was reported missing on Saturday night, has been safely located. [Tippecanoe County Sheriff Confirms 17-Year-Old Girl Safely Located]

Pakistan’s Usman Khan achieved qualification for Tokyo 2020 after completing the CCI4*-L at Wallaby Hill in Australia in 13th place and gaining a needed MER. Usman has been based in Australia for 15 years with the goal of qualifying to compete at an Olympic Games. Up until earlier this year he also worked as an IT consultant. [Pakistan’s Usman Khan achieves Tokyo 2020 qualification]

The Windurra cross country course is now closed for the season. So that means it’s officially time to head south, right?  Thanks to Boyd and Silva for opening their facility up to the public every year! [Boyd Martin]

Do you have a mental checklist that you run through whenever you get on your horse? USDF Jenna Arnold walks us through a short but important checklist to to check the horses responsiveness to the aids at the beginning of each ride. [A Four-Step Checklist to Begin Every Ride]

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