After a fun and eventful weekend, Pat Salomon sent us an email following the FENCE Horse Trials:
I was hoping we could get in a brag about our Collegiate Team Challenge, which had 6 colleges and 38 riders. I’m attaching a photo of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Bright’s Creek, a local residential, equestrian and golfing community, was our presenting sponsor (first time we have had a corporate sponsor) and gave the winners a weekend at Bright’s Creek for 2 and their horses, a bottle of champagne which was immediately opened and sprayed (NASCAR fashion) all over and a crystal vase to be engraved with the winners’ names.
Congratulations to all participants! Check out EN’s FENCE coverage, and Go Eventing.
Events Opening Today: GMHA June Horse Trials (Vermont, A-1), Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring Horse (New York, A-1), Waredaca H.T. (Maryland, A-2), Poplar Place Farm June H.T. (Georgia, A-3), IEA Horse Trials (Indiana, A-8), The Colorado Horse Park Horse Trials (Colorado, A-9)
Events Closing Today: Riga Meadow Combined Test (Connecticut, A-1), MCTA H.T., Inc (Maryland, A-2), Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event & H.T. (South Carolina, A-3), Poplar Place Farm May H.T. (Georgia, A-3), CIC2*/CIC1* Weatherford and Greenwood Farm, Inc. Horse Trials (Texas, A-5), Penny Oaks H.T. (Indiana, A-8)
News & Notes
Is it Rolex yet?! Whether you’re watching Rolex from the comfort of your home (or office, as I did last year – don’t tell!) on USEF Network or seeing the action up close and in person, it’s safe to say that Rolex Fever has set in among EN Staff and readers alike. Be sure to check out EN’s coverage of our own personal Rolex Fever, from “7 Things You Must Do at Rolex” to our annual reader appreciation tailgate party. Stay tuned for more insanity in the middle as the fever intensifies!
Spend a Day with Will Coleman: Olney Farm of Bel Air, Maryland will be hosting a clinic with Cavalor-sponsored rider, William Coleman III, at Shawan Downs in Cockeysville, Maryland on Monday, May 5th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Olney Farm was awarded the clinic, sponsored by Cavalor, for being the winning group of the 2013 Washington International Horse Show Barn Night Spirit Contest. The clinic groups will range from beginner novice to the preliminary/training level, taking place in both the arena and on the outdoor cross-country course. Auditing of the clinic is free – We welcome all to join us for a day with Will Coleman! [To audit the clinic, please RSVP to [email protected]]
Jump for Rolex! Kate Chadderton and Daniel Clasing are hosting a Rolex Fundraiser Schooling Jumper Show on Wednesday, April 16th (that’s tomorrow!) at An Otherwise Perfect Farm in Upperco, MD. Join them for a fun afternoon of jumping, sponsored prizes, not to mention a BBQ with wine and beer! [RSVP]
Brits win Ballindenisk: The second leg of the FEI Nations Cup was held in Ballindenisk, Ireland, and the British eventing team emerged victorious with four clear cross-country rides. Izzy Taylor and Allercombe Ellie finished 2nd overall, with teammates Rosalind Canter, Lucy Wiegersma, and Nicki Roncoroni finishing 5th, 8th, and 19th, respectively. [EN Wrap-Up + Helmet Cam] [Horse & Hound]
Video of the Day: Brendan Quinn of the USC-Aiken Eventing Team posted this helmet cam video of his 3rd place Preliminary ride at FENCE. His horse Smoke may or may not have the cutest ears I’ve ever seen.