It’s Tuesday morning. My Rolex hangover (characterized by lethargy, nostalgia, melancholy, and a general aversion to anything having to do with everyday life) is still in full effect. For a recap of some of my favorite moments from the weekend, check out “10 Rolex Reflections that Capture Insanity in the Middle” and, of course, “Sights & Sounds from the 2nd Annual EN Rolex Tailgate Party, Presented by Tredstep Ireland.”
Events Opening Today: Valinor Farm Horse Trials (Massachusetts, A-1), Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (Maryland, A-2), Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (Wisconsin, A-4), Aspen Farms H.T. (Washington, A-7), Round Top H.T. (Colorado, A-9)
Events Closing Today: Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials (Vermont, A-1), Kent School Spring H.T. (Connecticut, A-1), Fair Hill International H.T. (Maryland, A-2), Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials (Virginia, A-2), CHC International at Chattahoochee Hills (Georgia, A-3), Otter Creek Spring H.T. (Wisconsin, A-4), Greater Dayton H.T. (Ohio, A-8), IEA Classic Training & Novice 3-Day (Indiana, A-8), The Event at Galisteo (New Mexico, A-10)
News & Notes
Searching for Sustainability: The recent FEI Sports Forum shifted its focus to sustainable equestrian events. According to Dr. Harald Müller, the FEI’s director of education and standards, the federation’s new initiatives will include a sustainability handbook, interactive web platform with a database to help event organizers and athletes. [Horsetalk]
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. 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]] [Clinic Flyer]
Zara Rides (and Wins) Again: While other well-known Brits were competing (and winning) in Kentucky over the weekend, Zara Phillips and Mr Murt won their Intermediate ride at Bicton Arena on Sunday. This was her first victory since giving birth to her daughter Mia. Go Zara! [Horse & Country]
Video of the Day: This footage of the 2014 Rolex victory gallop might be a bit shaky at times, but that’s because I was trying to applaud while filming this truly awesome group of athletes celebrating the victories and milestones achieved over the weekend.