Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

The Christmas engagement rush is behind us, and we’re now heading into Sunny Florida Wedding Season! Starting us off for 2022 is Hannah Sue Burnett, who married Matthias Hollberg yesterday and displayed absolutely no hint of a farmer’s tan in her stunning sleeveless dress. Congratulations to the happy couple, and Hannah, let us know your secrets when you’re back from your honeymoon!

National Holiday: It’s Martin Luther King Jr Day. To celebrate, remind a bigot in your life that they’re wilfully misinterpreting the man of the hour when they say that we should stop talking about the color of people’s skin (and, in fact, if they say that MLK wouldn’t have condoned the actions of BLM, when in fact he ultimately dismissed the notion of peaceful protest as a way of ‘muzzling the voiceless’. Here’s some interesting reading for you.) Meanwhile, the fight against voter suppression rages on.

US Weekend Action:

Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks (Reddick, Fl.): [Website] [Results]

Your Monday Reading List:

Meet Canadian show jumper Anna Wilks, who began her career as a successful eventer under the watchful eye of Pippa Funnell, becoming the Junior European Champion along the way. Now, she’s globetrotting with her horses – and she’s shared her story so far and the reason she made the switch.

The former riders of 33-year-old Walnut, who launched the competitive careers of five-star riders Laura Collett, Nick Lucey, and Imogen Gloag, have paid tribute to the gelding following his passing last month. A 15.1hh cob who beat all the big guns? We’re huge fans of that.

It’s not uncommon for feelings of fear to materialize out of nowhere – particularly after the birth of a child. But learning to manage those feelings and repurpose them into something more productive is essential, and Margie Sugarman has plenty of advice to help you do just that.

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve your knowledge and management skills? Then don’t miss a free, three-part webinar series hosted by Rutgers University next month, which will cover recent advances in veterinary medicine, genetics, and nutrition.

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Cornelia Dorr is the latest of our US contingent to head across the pond for a season, and you’ll want to give her a follow to check out what she gets up to while basing with Aussie superstars Kevin and Emma McNab!

Morning Viewing:

Refresh your braiding skills with this foxhunter-approved method that’ll last you through all three phases, if that’s what you’re into: