Thursday News & Notes

The long grass workout. Photo by Merle-Smith Sporthorses.

The weather this week has been everything that Virginian’s dream about for long sweltering summer months, and then some. 40’s at night, 70’s in the day, what more could a girl ask for? I’m a skeptic though, so I don’t trust it and I’m sure it means some kind of horrible trick coming in October.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

The Event at Archer: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Show Photographer]

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

Fleur de Leap H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Show Photographer]

The Event at Isaacks Ranch: [Website] [Entry Status]

Larkin Hill H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Show Photographer]

The Middleburg H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Stable View Oktoberfest: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

While the events of 2020 have undoubtedly brought challenge and heartache for a large number of people, lockdown has also allowed many of us to press a pause button on our busy lives, focus on specific goals and spend more time with our families and horses. Australian eventer Andrew Hoy and is no different, as he shares his lockdown experience and ponders his plans for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. [Andrew Hoy Plans for 2021]

Get ready for the FEH East Coast Championships this coming weekend at Loch Moy Farm. On the East Coast, there are 50 total entries: 10 in the yearling class, 12 in the 2-year-old class, 24 in the 3-year-old, and four in the 4-year-old class. With several winners from last year returning for the next class up, it’s sure to be an exciting weekend for US event horse breeding. [FEH Fast Facts]

Best of Blogs: Back From the Brink: Lauren Nethery Won’t Take No For an Answer

In April of this year, Rick Wallace’s Ultimate Victory had an accident that no horse owner wants to hear. The 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding had pulled back on the cross ties, and one had snapped back into his eye, destroying it almost completely. Within two hours, the horse had surgery to remove the eye, but the recovery was the real question. [One Horse’s Incredible Comeback]

I know you want more pictures from Burnham Market, don’t even try to deny it. As the only CCI4*-L in the UK for all of 2020, the best of the best were out and about, and you’ll want to make sure you stalk all of them. [14 World’s Best Eventers at Burnham]