Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

It me. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

But actually though, isn’t Toby Watson all of us when we get to come home with a pretty ribbon after a long weekend? With a fourth place overall finish, Sam Watson took home the trophy for the best-placed Irish rider in the CCI4*-S at Tattersalls International and his son Toby was positively stoked to get his hands on his dad’s winnings. Catch up on results of the 4*-S here and stay tuned for Tilly’s take on the 4*-L!

National Holiday: National Repeat Day

Major Events:

Tattersalls: WebsiteFinal ScoresLive Stream ReplayEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

Poplar Place Farm June H.T. [Final Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Final Scores]

IEA H.T. & Classic 3DE [Final Scores]

Colorado Horse Park H.T. [Final Scores]

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. [Final Scores]

GMHA June H.T. [Final Scores]

NJ Region H.T. [Website]

Waredaca H.T. [Final Scores]

Ocala Summer I H.T. [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

Lucy McCarthy, former five-star rider and wife to Irish eventer Padraig McCarthy, does it all … except compete. It was Lucy (née Wiegersma) who brought Mr Chunky, Padraig’s WEG silver medal winning mount, to the five-star level. Though she’s currently no longer competing, Lucy is the lynchpin of the family breeding, training and sales business. [Lucy McCarthy Went From Top Rider To Supportive Wife And Mum — And Why That’s Totally Okay]

Tattersalls: it’s not just a competition, it’s a sale! A group of nicely-bred mostly four-year-old event prospects were ooh’d and ahh’d over during the Goresbridge Tattersalls Ireland Select Event Horse Sale. Six of the fourteen horses presented were sold and Oliver Townend bought two. [Top lot at Tattersalls event horse sale fetches €37,000 as Oliver Townend buys two]

Today in random celebrity equestrian news, Wayne Newton offered to give Lady Gaga a horse. Arabella, a horse of Lady Gaga’s horses who passed away earlier this year, was apparently related to one of the stallions in Wayne Newton’s Arabian breeding program. When he heard of Gaga’s horse passing, he invited her to come to his stable and see if she might like another. Isn’t that nice? [Lady Gaga Offered One of Wayne Newton’s Arabian Horses]

Monday Video: Water complex slow-mo of CCI4*-S winners Tim Price and Ascona M.

Our overnight leader Tim Price riding Ascona M retains his lead and wins the George Mernagh Memorial CCI4*-S finishing 5 seconds under the time. #tatts2019 #seeyouthere

Posted by Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair on Sunday, June 2, 2019