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Shropshire-based Olympic champion Oliver Townend has been immortalised in wool in Ellesmere. Oliver won team eventing gold in Tokyo. Photo: Visit Ellesmere

Posted by BBC Midlands on Friday, August 13, 2021

The folks of Ellesmere, Great Britain sure have an interesting way of celebrating their local Olympians! A group called the Ellesmere Yarn bombers have created post box toppers celebrating their Olympic heros, including Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class (a.k.a Thomas), who’s Gadlas Farm just outside town.

This isn’t the first time that fiber art has adorned the town of Ellesmere. They’re a bit famous for their random acts of “yarn bombing” appearing every now and then on the main public streets. Think graffiti, but with knitted and crocheted creations!

U.S. Weekend Action:

The Woodside Summer Event (Woodside, Ca.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

GMHA Festival of Eventing H.T. (South Woodstock, Vt.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Otter Creek Summer H.T. (Wheeler, Wi.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Waredaca H.T. (Laytonsville, Md.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Windridge Farm Summer H.T. (Mooresboro, Nc.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Major International Events:

NAF Five Star Hartpury International H.T. (Glocestershire, United Kingdom): [Website] [Start Times and Scores] [Live-Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

FEI European Championships for Ponies (Strzegom, Poland): [Website] [Entries]

Bromont Horse Trials (Montreal, Quebec): [Website] [Live Scores]

Le Grand Complet FEI Nations Cup – Haras Du Pin (Le Pin-au-Haras, France): [Website] [Scoring and Timing] [Live Stream]

Sunday Links:

Scholarship Winner Makes Her Mark in Eventing with Retired Thoroughbred

Female Farrier Sarah Coltrin and Her Eventing Pony Penelope

Tick preferences for particular equine regions revealed in study

EHV-1 Outbreak At California Show Grounds Sees Six Positives, One Death

PETA seeks an end to horse sports at the Olympics

Sunday Video: Whether they’re a former wild Mustang or a former racehorse, horses will be horses!