Monday News & Notes from Futuretrack

It was a very busy weekend of eventing as the season winds closer to the end, and there was one more USEF National Champion to crown, this time at Hagyard Midsouth at Kentucky Horse Park. Many happy returns to Christina Henriksen and Cisco’s Calor Z, the newly-crowned 2*-L champions! This pair began their partnership just this year, and have spent the majority of the last few months slowly ticking up to their first FEI adventures. This weekend marked the pair’s first 2*-L together, and they sealed the win to move up from second after turning in a crisp double clear show jumping round.

[Click here to view full results from the USEF National 2*-L Championship]

U.S. Weekend Results

The Event at TerraNova (Myakka City, FL): [Website] [Final Scores]

Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Final Scores]

Flora Lea Farm Mini Event (Medford, NJ): [Website]

Ram Tap H.T. (Fresno, CA): [Website] [Final Scores]

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club “Morris the Horse” H.T. (Landrum, SC): [Website] [Final Scores]

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event & H.T. (Gaithersburg, MD): [Website] [Final Scores]

Willow Draw Charity H.T. (Weatherford, TX): [Website] [Final Scores]

Windermere Run H.T. (Kansas City, MO): [Website] [Final Scores]

Major International Events

FEI WBFSH Eventing World Championships at Mondial du Lion (Le Lion D’Angers, France): [Website] [Final Scores]

Monday News & Reading

I know quite a few riders that have added water treadmills into their horse’s fitness and recovery routines. The concept, to me, makes a lot of sense and has become widely touted for its benefits with a reduction in wear and tear. [Do you AquaTread?]

You’re going to want to keep an eye out on Noelle Floyd’s channels for follow-up content from this weekend’s Horses and Money Workshop. Money has always been a difficult topic, and that extends beyond our horse world. I’m really happy to see more open dialog about money (and how the heck to manage it while also trying to live out your equestrian dreams) and feel much less alone in my own struggles knowing that, well, the struggle is definitely real. [Horses and Money]

A big shout to 2*-L National Championship runner-up, Mongol Derby conqeueror, and fierce badass Julie Wolfert, who I’m so pleased to see making waves once more in our sport. This profile from the USEA sums up adventure-loving Julie’s life, and it’s well worth a read. [Rides Horses, Will Travel]

Colorado Horse Park has been purchased by Littleton Equine Medical Center, and the new ownership group hopes to keep horses and competitions very much front of mind as the property undergoes a refresh. “This venue has been and will continue to be such an asset to our Colorado equestrian community,” Dr. Kelly Tisher, a veterinarian and partner at Littleton Equine Medical Center, told The Chronicle of the Horse. “Over the next few years, our plan is to create a world-class equine clinic at the horse park as well as continuing to improve and expand the horse show facility.” Word is that yes, the new ownership group hopes to host eventing competitions on its calendar in the future. [Colorado Horse Park Sold]

Monday Video Break

The team at NovaCare/LifeBridge know that riders are know to care for their horses first and themselves last — to address this issue, the Maryland 5 Star team brought NovaCare/LifeBridge Physical Therapy on site to help riders recover quicker and develop life long practices. Watch their recap: