Thursday News & Notes from Nupafeed

“Soft, supple and straight forward to ride: Crackerjack!” Photo and caption via Boyd Martin.

One of the many reasons why we love Boyd is that he’s not afraid to show his sticky moments online, as evidenced by the above photo. More than a few riders had some funky moments through this second water combination at Carolina International CIC3*, but Boyd definitely has the best caption for his moment in time with good old Crackers.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Morven Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]  [Live Scores]

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Galway Downs CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

A World Class Grooming Clinic to benefit Lee Lee Jones’ recovery will be held May 7 at Cedar Springs Farm in Cochranville, PA, with 100% of the profits going directly to assisting with Lee Lee’s medical costs, rehabilitation and care. Cost is $90 for pre-registration and $110 for week-of registration. [Lee Lee Clinic Info & Registration]

The USET announced yesterday that Caroline Martin and Mackenna Shea have been awarded the 2017 Karen Stives Eventing Endowment Fund Grants. This grant will allow these two young professionals to compete in the Karen E. Stives European Emerging Athlete Tour, under the guidance of Leslie Law. They will represent the US on the international stage at Houghton Hall CICO3* and Bramham International CCI3*-U25 in Great Britain. [Karen Stives Eventing Endowment]

US Dressage riders Laura Graves and Kasey Perry-Glass were their own flying grooms on the way to the FEI World Cup in Nebraska. Verdades and Goerklintgaards Dublet shipped out of Palm Beach this week, and while most top horses have a traveling groom, these two ladies like to keep things simple and personal with their horses. “The way we are with our horses, we like to be with them whenever it’s permitted,” Graves said of herself and her fellow riders who fly. [Olympic Riders or Flying Grooms

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