Sunday Links

Never change, please, Laura Szeremi! Indeed, gloriously, changes to the updated USEF Rules for Eventing for the 2021 season include relaxed dress requirements, which you can view here. Self-expression, I am so here for it. Laura is competing at Barnstaple South’s inaugural recognized horse trial, taking place this weekend in Morriston, Florida. Best of luck to all who are getting their season off the ground early at this great venue.

P.S. I’ve been meaning for some months to give a shout-out to Laura’s incredible true crime/wrongful conviction podcast and blog, called “Aggravating Circumstances.” Season 1, episodes 1 through 23, are out and it’s a smart, important and very relevant listen, as most wrongful convictions are rooted in systemic racism. This week, especially, its mission hits home.

National Holiday: National Bittersweet Chocolate Day 🍫

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Barnstaple South H.T.: [Website] [Ride Times] [Course Maps]


Video: 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony

A Day In The Life With: Sara Kozumplik Murphy

Jockey Club orders ‘offensive’ name changed; Guillot banned

Rider whose son’s father took his own life aims to support equestrian mental health

‘A cheer went up as they arrived’: racecourses and showgrounds serving as Covid vaccination centres

Video of the Day: The wait is over! We’ve all been on tenterhooks awaiting what aerial theatrics London 52 might bring to the table in his first jump school since winning Pau, and he certainly delivered. Laura Collett was a champion rodeo bull rider in a past life, I’m fairly certain.