Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were the U.S.’s top placed finishers at Badminton, landing in 9th place after their clear show jumping round yesterday. Relive EN’s coverage here and view final results here. Photo by Nico Morgan Media.

Between back-to-back five-stars it’s been nonstop action for the past two weeks. Let’s take it easy for a few days, shall we? We’re going to need our strength for next weekend, with no fewer than 10 USEA horse trials firing up from coast to coast: Tryon International, Spokane Sport Horse Spring, Galway Downs, Winona, Unionville, Hitching Post Farm, Majestic Oaks, Texas Rose Horse Park, WindRidge Farm and an FEH/YEH qualifier at Maryland H.T. Must be spring!

U.S. Weekend Action: 

Catalpa Corner May Madness H.T. (Iowa City, Ia.): WebsiteScores

The Event at Skyline (Mt. Pleasant, Ut.): WebsiteScores

Miami Valley H.T. at Twin Towers (Yellow Springs, Oh.): WebsiteScores

Poplar Place May H.T. (Thomson, Ga.): WebsiteScores

Waredaca H.T. (Gaithersburg, Md.): WebsiteScores

Monday News & Notes:

Less than a week has passed since his world record victory at Kentucky and Michael Jung has already won another. He and the 11-year-old Highlighter dominated Marbach CCI4*-S in dressage and never looked back, securing victory ahead of second-placed Andrew Hoy with Vassily de Lassos and third-placed Sandra Auffarth with Rosveel. [buschreiter.de]

FENCE H.T. in Landrum, SC has announced local event rider and trainer Beth Perkins as its new cross-country course designer. She takes over for Greg Schlappi, who after several years as the designer and builder at the beloved Area III event is turning his focus to portables and private facilities. Beth set the track for the spring 2022 competition and has big plans for the course’s future. [USEA]

The Kentucky Derby put horse racing in the mainstream spotlight this weekend, but the aftercare of Thoroughbreds is less top-of-mind for the general public. A Washington Post article features Kentucky aftercare facility Old Friends Farm, home of the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, 28-year-old Silver Charm. [WP]

Now that spring is here, it’s time to do some barn cleaning. Get going with this to-do list, ranging from deep cleaning chores to tasks that are often overlooked. [Barn Manager]

Listen: In the fifth and final episode of The Horse & Hound Badminton Daily Podcast, H&H’s Gemma Redrup is joined by fellow H&H colleagues Pippa Roome, Martha Terry and Lucy Elder to discuss all the action from the final day of Badminton Horse Trials. [H&H]

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