Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

🏆 Auction Item 🏆2012 London Olympics Rug AND framed, signed photo with personal note from Andrew Hoy.Kindly donated…

Posted by Equestrian Fundraising for Fire Relief on Sunday, January 5, 2020

Here’s your chance to own a pretty cool piece of eventing memorabilia AND, most importantly, help the victims of the Australian brushfires. Andrew Hoy has very generously donated Rutherglen’s official 2012 Olympic blanket plus a signed photo and personal note from Andrew. The auction is currently active and bids can be placed by clicking here and commenting on the post on Facebook. The auction closes on Sunday, January 12th at 9 PM Sydney/Melbourne time. Keep your eye out for more items on the Equestrian Fundraising for Fire Relief Facebook page which has been set up specifically to raise money for  Blaze Aid, a volunteer driven organization that works with farmers and people in rural areas to rebuild fencing and other infrastructure after catastrophic fires.

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Your Monday News  Notes:

Speaking of the Australian bushfires, ICMYI we posted a summary over the weekend of what’s happening, why you need to be paying attention to it, and how you can help. Please join us in sending good thoughts and useful contributions to the people and animals in the affected areas. [The Australian Bushfires: An Update from Eventer Megan Jones, and How to Help]

Areas I and II hosted their annual meetings and year end awards banquets this weekend. Congratulations to everyone who went home with a big shiny end of year ribbon! [Area I] [Area II]

The first foal from 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify was born on January 3 at  at Amaroo Farm near Lexington, Kentucky and it’s a girl! The darling bay filly is out of Foreign Affair by Exchange Rate and, in a bit of a full circle story, the darling bay filly is owned by Audley Farm Equine, who were the first to stand a Triple Crown Winner after Sir Barton won in 1919. And yes, there’s a cute baby picture in this article! [It’s a Girl: First Foal by Justify Born in Kentucky]

Monday Featured Video: The FEI is counting down their top 15 moments of 2019. Oliver Townend’s Kentucky win aboard Cooley Master Class takes the #12 spot.