Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack


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The nominations for this year’s FEI Awards are live, and we’re delighted to see two members of the eventing family in contention! Kerryn Edmans, groom to Tim and Jonelle Price, is up for the Cavalor Best Groom Prize, while 20-year-old British 5* rider Alice Casburn is nominated for the Longines Rising Star prize. Give them your vote here!

National Holiday: It’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Read more about how Native Americans have been intertwined with horses here.

US Weekend Action:

Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L (Leesburg, VA): [Website] [Results]

Heritage Park H.T. (Olathe, KS): [Website] [Results]

Hitching Post Farm H.T. (South Royalton, VT): [Website] [Results]

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. (Nashville, TN): [Website] [Results]

Ocala Fall H.T. (Ocala, FL): [Website] [Results]

Radnor Hunt H.T. (Malvern, PA): [Website] [Results]

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. (Mooresboro, NC): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Woodside Fall H.T. (Woodside, CA): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

UK Weekend Results:

Swalcliffe Park (2): [Results]

Askham Bryan College: [Results]

Your Monday Reading List:

There’s a name you might not recognise on the Maryland 5 Star entry list — that of New Zealand’s Hayley Frielick. But this girl’s got a serious story, and once you read it, you’ll definitely be cheering her on as she tackles the event with her horse, Dunedin Black Watch. [Meet her here]

Short girls, unite! It often feels like the horse world has been wholly designed to cater to long-legged ladies, and to be fair, as a 5’7 gal, I’ve definitely benefited from that. But if you’re short of leg, you deserve to have breeches that fit without bunching, too. (Although you do get a more comfortable ride on planes, so you win there). [An ode to the shorties]

If you’re a Fairfax and Favor fan, you may have wondered where the iconic boots came from. The answer? Two chaps in their 20s, who had a long-time friendship, a deep appreciation for all things country, and a failed bouncy castle company idea behind them. [From zero to heroes]

And finally, after watching Alyssa Phillips make her team debut at Boekelo, it’s time to get to know the girl behind the performances. At just 25 years old, she’s living the dream with her three beautiful horses and a longtime training partnership with Jennie Brannigan. [Chasing the dream]

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Want to follow a rider on his way to the top, and get plenty of robust motivation along the way? Then you need to follow Italy’s Pietro Grandis, who recently left his longtime role as Michael Jung’s stable jockey to pursue his goals.

Morning Viewing:

How incredible is this archive footage of the US Olympic team in training for the 1948 Olympics?