Saturday Links from Tipperary

Two 4* riders, Allie Sacksen and Colleen Rutledge, relaxing after coaching all week at the Pony Club Championships. Photo by Brian Rutledge.

You ever have one of those weeks where nothing really goes according to plan? That was my week. My commute has been a mess, my job has been stressful, my pony has been a touch ill-behaved, and my riding hasn’t been stellar either. I like to use opportunities like these to remind myself that the short-term adversity is always worth the long-term payoff.

Even though things were rough this week, it shouldn’t be for naught because everything that’s going on is really just a step in the right direction, setting things up for success in the future. Next week my commute will be smoother, things will slow down a bit at work, and pony and I should be back on the same page. Whatever you may be working through right now, just stay chill and keep plugging at it. You’ll come out stronger on the other side.

Major Events This Week:

Rebecca Farm: WebsiteScheduleRide Times & Live ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s Instagram

NAJYRC: WebsiteRide Times & Live Scores

Aachen CICO3*: WebsiteRide Times & Scoring, Live Stream

USPC Eventing Championships: Ride Times & Live Scoring

U.S. Weekend Action:

Fitch’s Corner H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Moon Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Young Equestrians Fly, Drive, and Gallop into the Flathead

Hannah Sue Burnett On RF Demeter at Aachen: “Every Time I Get to Ride Her, I Smile”

The USEA Classic Series Thrives at Rebecca Farm

PODCAST: The New Olympic Format for Eventing and the Future of the Sport

Aachen eventing: Leading Brit takes a tumble in the showjumping as team slip down the placings

Four Back Exercises to Help Strengthen Your Core in the Saddle

Transitions for Throughness

Saturday Video:

Looks like the Rutledge family has been having a blast at Pony Club Championships this week! Here’s one of daughter Cassie’s show jumping rounds: