First off, good citizens of the sovereign state of Eventing Nation, I want to pat 99% of you on the back for not only dutifully wearing a mask but also somehow making it look fashionable. I’m scrolling through these CCI3*-L jog pics from MARS Great Meadow and thinking 🔥🔥🔥. Charlotte Collier especially — somehow the mask just ties her outfit together? These masked judges, too … surely they must have color coordinated outfits in advance.
But then I get on social media and see a handful of folks openly defying US Equestrian’s mandate that face coverings are required unless mounted/driving. It’s like, why don’t you take a selfie of yourself violating a tack/equipment or prohibited substance regulation while you’re at it? Don’t be ding-dongs, people — you’re representative of this sport, don’t make me have to start posting a “Social Media Wall of Shame” on here each Monday morning. Not only does another American die of coronavirus every 80 seconds, so there’s THAT, but I also just want us to have a proper eventing season in 2021. So everybody, let’s just mask up and get through this thing together, m’kay?
National Holiday: National Waffle Day
U.S. Weekend Results:
Great Meadow International: Results
Caber Farm H.T.: Results
Shepherd Ranch H.T.: Results
The Event at Archer H.T.: Results
Feather Creek Farm H.T.: Results
Town Hill Farm H.T.: Results
War Horse Event Series August: Results
Major International Results:
Burgham International: Results
Monday Reading List:
The aftershocks of a concussion can show up days or even weeks after the initial head injury. Horse & Hound speaks to a British young rider who, after carrying on as usual following a concussion, found herself paralyzed from the waist down three weeks later due to a condition called functional neurological disorder (FND). [‘Don’t give up on your dreams’: young rider’s determination to overcome life-changing condition]
Best of Horse Nation: Redingote Equestrian LLC, best known as the maker of a one-piece insulated outerwear design that keeps riders warm, dry and clean in all weather and circumstances, and is way cuter than your Carhartts jumpsuit, has partnered with GallopNYC to keep its team outfitted in the colder months. [Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: Redingote Equestrian]
Just in on Jumper Nation: Blenheim EquiSports Announces Cancellation of All Seasons Summer Classic
Donation Station: For 33 years Ebony Horsewomen in Hartford, CT, has been providing equine therapeutic services, activities and events to children, youth, families, and veterans who wouldn’t have the opportunity or access to meaningfully connect with horses or benefit from equine-assisted therapy and psychotherapy due to lack of access. Many cannot afford services, but none are ever denied thanks to generous donations. Lift a spirit by donating so that they can continue to bring joy to children who need to smile. [Ebony Horsewomen]
Listen: In episode #124 of the Major League Eventing Podcast, Karen and Rob chat with USEA Developing Rider list member Jacob Fletcher. Jacob has been a consistent member of the U25 training list and has graduated to the Developing rider list. Listen in to hear about his experience training in Europe as well as how he manages full time riding with balancing a career in the family business. [Major League Eventing]
Watch: Sharon White and Claus 63 storm around CCI3*-L cross country on their way to a wire-to-wire win at MARS Great Meadow International. Read EN’s recap of the CCI3*-L here, and if you missed it check out Sally Spickard’s great feature on Sharon and her success-producing, horse-first program from last week here.