Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

Peter Barry and Kilrodan Abbott during Peter Barry and Kilrodan Abbott during "Eddy's" retirement ceremony at Bromont. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Peter Barry’s longtime partner, Kilrodan Abbott, was officially retired in a ceremony on home turf at Bromont this past weekend. The 17-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding carried Peter around the world, representing Canada at WEG in 2014 as well as at the London Olympics in 2012.

My favorite memory of “Eddy” will always be watching him at Rolex a couple of years ago. That horse just made it look so easy. As if I could hop on and kick around a four-star course and he would hold my hand the whole way around. Always with a kind gleam in his eye and pricked ears hunting the next fence, Eddy will be a missed presence at the upper levels, but he has more than earned himself a long retirement.

Many props to Peter and all of Kilrodan Abbott’s connections on such a successful career that we will remember for years to come. Now go enjoy that grass, Eddy!

Events Opening This Week:

Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer H.T (MA, A-1) Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II (NJ, A-2) Hunt Club Farms H.T. (VA, A-2) Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini Event (NJ, A-2) USPC National Championship (NC, A-11)

Events Closing Today:

South Farm H.T. (OH, A-8) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I (NJ, A-2) Twin Rivers Derby and YEH/FEH (CA, A-6)

News & Notes:

A huge congrats goes out to Mary Davis, winner of the KER ClockIt Fitness Challenge! Thanks to submitting her KER ClockIt Sport session for the contest, Mary won a $100 gift card to shop.kerx.com, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with Buck Davidson, and a feature story on EN. Stay tuned for Mary’s story! Many thanks to KER for partnering with EN on this contest. [KER ClockIt Sport]

We’re giving you a chance to win a brand new Tipperary Sportage 8500 helmet! All you have to do is share your summer selfies with us to be entered. Put on a Tipperary vest and/or helmet and snap a selfie with your horse. Post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with with the hashtag #ENsummerselfie, or email your photo to [email protected]. You’ll receive one entry for wearing a Tipperary helmet or vest and double entries if you wear both. [Tipperary Sportage 8500 Contest]

Want to improve your show jumping? We all do, right? Thankfully, the USEA has a great series from David O’Connor with advice for better show jumping. Dubbed “O’Connorisms”, this series is fun and informative and based on David’s ICP Workshop. [David O’Connorisms for Better Show Jumping]

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