Thursday News & Notes from THIS

Photos courtesy of Amber Young.

We love seeing riders catch the eventing bug! A warm welcome to the club, Amber Young of Bergen, NY, and Emmerich (“Henry”), a 17.2 Hanoverian who gets an “A” for effort but could probably step over most of the obstacles in their first cross country school together. No hope no scope, as they say. Poor Amber nearly got rocket-blasted out of the tack a time or two but held fast and laughed it off in hindsight, so we think she’ll fit right in around these parts!

“We had our first cross country schooling event today,” Amber told EN. “We are both greenies — we’ve never done solid jumps, ditches, water or banks before, but we trust each other and we’ve been working hard with our trainer (Carrie Wehle of Wehle Farm). We had a blast and are looking forward to doing our first intro event this year!”

Best of luck to you two.🚀

National Holiday: National Gorgeous Grandma Day

U.S. Weekend Preview

Virginia HT & CCI: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

The Event at Rebecca Farm: [Website] [Entries/Ride Times] [Live Stream]

Horse Park of New Jersey HT: [Website] [Ride Times]

FENCE HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Hunt Club Farns HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Thursday Reading List:

The USEA Young Event Horse class of 2007 went on to do big things. Its 5-year-old graduate horses that went on to reach the highest levels of eventing include All The Buzz, Java, Vidalia, Gin Fizz, Peabody, Fantasy Impromptu, Normandy Soldier, and Parfait. [The YEH Yearbook: Class of 2007]

Worth the Trust … it will be worth the wait. The 2021 Worth The Trust Scholarship, which was slated to be awarded at the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information will be released next year about applying for the 2022 scholarship, which will be awarded in December of 2021 for use during the 2022 calendar year. [Worth The Trust Scholarship Postponed to 2022]

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this photo gallery from Britain’s Aston-le-Walls is worth 17,000. So much fun to see stars like Ros Canter, Kitty King, Dan Jocelyn, Kevin McNab, Izzy Taylor, Alex Hua Tian, Tom McEwen, Paul Tapner and so many more out and about. [Three medallists, two Olympic horses and a five-star runner-up: 17 top eventers enjoy a run at Aston-le-Walls]

Whether you want to advertise your business or organization, or spotlight your OTTB for sale, the Retired Racehorse Project can connect you with clients. Opportunities are available for both the Fall 2020 issue of Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine and the ASPCA Makeover Marketplace catalog. [Ad specs and pricing]

Hot on Horse Nation: I Get Knocked Down (But I Get Up Again): The Refrain of 2020

Just in on Jumper Nation: Watch: No Injury Can Get Her Down…Ali Wolff is Back in Action, Presented by Back Gate

Listen: In the latest episode of the Major League Eventing podcast, Karen and Rob get to know Cindy Anderson Blank.  Cindy is not only a top event rider she is team Windchase and Olympian Phyllis Dawson’s competition rider, trainer and instructor.  Cindy came from a western background until the eventing bug bit her and the rest is history. [Episode #120]

Watch: Ponies, bless ’em. When they’re good they’re good, and when they’re naughty (see pony #1 here) … you just love them even harder. View Leg 2 Strzegom Summer Tour results here.

Social: Just be a friend.

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”

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Posted by Fédération Equestre Internationale on Wednesday, July 22, 2020