Thursday News & Notes

Horses are so majestic. Photo by Jessica Joan Moncrieff Brown.

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the Retired Racehorse Project SUPER Makeover for fall 2021! I just spent last night talking to a friend of a friend who wanted advice and encouragement in her desire to enter and compete, and we just talked for a long time about our horses and I told her 1000% that she had to do it. Nothing brings people together like the love of thoroughbreds and the journey to the makeover. Glad to have made yet another RRP Makeover friend!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks: [Website] [Entries]

Fresno County Horse Park Combined Test: [Website] [Schedule]

News From Around the Globe:

Catch up on the first session from the US Equestrian Annual Meeting with an update from each department of the organization here.

Jim Wofford has some observations on how the pandemic affected riders, and how it affected our sport. With all the down time without competitions, riders had to go back and really examine their weaknesses and the gaps in their horse’s training. Instead of just riding for the next event, and only fixing things for the short term, the break was beneficial for a lot of competitors. However, he has some concerns about the evolution of the sport in general. [Pandemic Report: Improved Sport But Worrisome Trends]

What does Will Coleman do in his first entry into a $20,000 Hunter Derby class at WEC? Win, of course. Riding Team Rebecca’s Tropics, a horse he’s known from the age of four, Will asked a few questions of more experienced hunter riders the day before, and went in the ring and positively nailed it. Tropics evented through Training level, but showed more promise in the showjumping ring, competing up to 1.40 meters. Now he shows his true versatility by cleaning up in the hunter derby ring. Check out the video below! [Olympic Eventer Wins Hunter Derby]

The three women behind C-6 Equestrian want you to know that there is more than one way to approach riding and training. Learn more about C-6 in our feature here and, if you’re so inclined, sign up for the next free webinar this evening at 6:30 p.m. ET. You can register for the webinar here.   
Now on Course: Mckenna Miller & Bo Jango
Will Coleman & Tropics win $20,000 Hunter Derby