Thursday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Grazing in Tokyo? Sorted. Photo courtesy of Lourie Bonnard.

Big tip of the hat to Stable View, who took a real initiative recently in improving the safety of their cross country schooling facility, following the tragic loss of Annie Goodwin. Not only have they upgraded their security cameras to show people riding on cross country, but they installed a blue light in the parking area that connects directly to 911, and trained all their staff in CPR and AED. This is definitely a step in the right direction, and more major cross country schooling locations should take note.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Millbrook H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Hoosier Horse Trials: [Website]

Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T.: [Website]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. II: [Website]

River Glen Summer H.T.: [Website]

Fair Hill International Recognized H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Spring Gulch H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

World Equestrian Center announced yesterday that it has acquired the iconic Ocala Jockey Club. The nearly 1000-acre facility has a rich history in hosting top equestrian events and in hospitality with an event space that offers unparalleled views of the rolling hills and incomparable Ocala sunsets. Moving forward, the facility will be known as The World Equestrian Jockey Club. The Ocala Jockey Club has been host to a favorite stop on the United States’ eventing calendar with the annual international Ocala Jockey Club CCI4*L 3-Day Event. Plans are underway now to continue this tradition of top sport by transitioning the facility to the future site of World Equestrian Center eventing cross-country competition. [WEC Acquired Ocala Jockey Club Facility]

Martin Fuch’s sensational 15-year-old gelding is unquestionably one of show jumping’s very, vest best. But even on the world’s biggest stage—the day of the individual jumping final at the Tokyo Olympic Games—Clooney was allowed to be a horse. Please enjoy photos of just another grey horse, living his life and scrounging in the mud and water on the Tokyo schooling cross country course. [Even Olympians Roll In The Mud]

In the 18th century, the French riding master François Robichon de La Guérinière was looking for an exercise that created more shoulder freedom in the horse, enabling him to move laterally in an easier and more beautiful way. As a result, he invented the shoulder-in, which has become one of the most fundamental exercises in the training of a dressage horse. The rider who is able to ride his horse in a correct and controlled shoulder-in will later find all other lateral movements easy. [How To Ride & Utilize Shoulder In]

Steffen Peters is officially on TikTok. Not just for the young’uns anymore, TikTok now features the 56-year-0ld dressage rider and his beloved Mopsie, dancing to “What Is Love” and other jams. We shouldn’t be surprised, as it turns out Steffen used to moonlight as a DJ at parties. Of course, he was inspired to make some clips after watching the viral video of Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart reacting to Isabell Werth’s freestyle. [Steffen on TikTok]



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