Let’s give a big congratulations to Boyd Martin who was honored Friday night at the US Equestrian Annual Meeting with the William C. Steinkraus Trophy as an International Equestrian of Honor. Aside from the bling he picked up at the Pan American Games, he also earned 17 top ten finishes with eight different horses in FEI competition last year. Congratulations to Boyd and his team!
National Holiday: National Kiss a Ginger Day
U.S. Weekend Action:
In Open Preliminary at Majestic Oaks H.T. in Reddick, Florida, Lauren Kieffer Nicholson and her veteran five-star and Olympic partner Veronica were the overnight leaders after dressage and show jumping on a penalty score of 26.7. David Frechette AKA The Horse Pesterer was on hand to capture many of the riders on film, and for Lauren’s test his commentary made us giggle.
“The rider’s name on this list is Lauren Nicholson … not sure … oh that’s Lauren Kieffer! And this must be her young … oh this is Veronica!”
Congrats on your marriage, Lauren!