Oh how we relish a day of safe trips and happy horses after a cross country Saturday. It’s one of our last weekends of the year to savor the opportunity, so we’re soaking it in for all it’s worth (Especially when we get to soak it in amongst the California palm trees). Maya Black and her own Mowgli -seen above hamming it up for all to see – put in a tremendous double clear over the CCI* track Saturday to move from third to second. Best of luck in the final phase tomorrow, you two!
U.S. Weekend Action:
Watch the Top Two Performances from the First Round of the ASPCA Maclay Finals – This morning’s course tested 120 young riders and it asked a lot of questions. Mad props to these kids who make a very technical course look like a day hacking around the park. Brian Moggre currently sits in the top slot going into tonight’s final, followed by Lucy Deslauriers. (Plus you can’t beat the commentary team of George Morris and Anne Kursinski!)
HITS Coachella Prize List – Thinking of brushing up your final phase this winter, west coasters? We highly recommend a few days in the eight-week HITS Coachella Circuit in Thermal, California. Hunters, Jumpers, and prize money even for the little itty bitty classes. Do it!
Breeder’s Cup Rewind Day 1/Day 2 – If you missed all the Breeders Cup Classic action this weekend, get the picks, updates and results from our BFF at Horse Nation Kristen Kovatch, who put together some fab coverage.
Sunday Video: 2016 Breeders Cup Distaff, Beholder’s final race before retirement