Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

I’d hang his bad boy on my fridge.🖕 Photo via EN secret sources.

“Tossing head and then gave you the middle finger.” Yes! Love it. Not to get all English Major-y on you, but my concentration was in Creative Writing and nothing pleases me more than when dressage judges phrase things in a way that hasn’t been already done ONE MILLION TIMES before.

Because, accurate as those rigamarole comments might be (“on the forehand/against the hand/tense/etc.”), it only takes a few same-old same-old adjectives for your eyes glaze over, and then you’re onto the more fun jumping bits, and the test ends up rotting in the bottom of your tack trunk with all the others you don’t remember. But what if judges phrased comments in a way that was more memorable, more engaging and even a little bit more humorous sometimes? Dressage judges, use your words — we love to read ’em!

U.S. Weekend Action

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Results]

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, MD): [Website] [Results]

News & Notes

Any updated omnibus for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup and Bromont CCI-S has been posted. Two national divisions (Open Training and Open Prelim) have been added to the weekend. Bromont CCI Three Day Event]

Moving up to the big leagues? For its last few editions of “Rule Refresher,” USEA has been sharing a deep dive into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Next up: Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced. [Rule Refresher: What Will Be Expected of Me at the Preliminary, Intermediate, and Advanced Level?]

Trainer/student duo takes USEA Classic Series wins at The Summer Coconino H.T. The Flagstaff, Arizona event (July 8-10) featured two USEA Classic Series divisions at the Beginner Novice and Novice levels. The trainer/student duo of Brittany Caflisch and Jaeli Uselding of Amarillo, Texas brought home the win in their respective divisions. [Trainer and Student Celebrate Victories at Coconino USEA Classic Series Event]

Video: The British eventing videographer who goes by Harvey Wet Dog on YouTube gives us a preview of the Hartpury University showgrounds in Gloucestershire in advance of the Junior/Young Rider Europeans taking place there in a couple weeks. He explains, “Following the Festival of Dressage I took a walk to the Hartpury cross country course to see how it was looking. It’s amazing to think how this space is going to transform in the next couple of weeks in the run up to the official course inspection on 26th July and competition on Saturday 30th July. But for now enjoy the views across Gloucestershire and into Wales.”

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