Mai Baum is back! I know there are plenty of you out there who have been eagerly anticipating seeing this horse’s name in the blue ribbon spot, and what an exciting way to do it. Leading from start to finish in signature Mai Baum fashion. Relive the AEC coverage from this weekend at this link.
National Holiday: National Wildlife Day
Events Opening This Week: Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8) Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. (SC, A-3) Pine Hill Fall H.T. (TX, A-5)
Events Closing This Week: Twin Rivers Fall H.T. (CA, A-6) Aspen Farms H.T. (WA, A-7) Colorado Horse Park Horse Trials/Derby(CO, A-9) Cedar Ridge H.T. (MI, A-8) FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) Plantation Field International CIC (PA, A-2) Flora Lea Fall H.T. (NJ, A-2) Sundance Farm H.T. (WI, A-4) Marlborough H.T (MD, A-2) MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event(TX, A-5)
Three-star winner Happy Times is now enjoying a life of leisure after a retirement ceremony over the weekend at Burghley. Ridden by Australia’s Sam Griffiths, the now-19-year-old had numerous top five placings at four-star level and made appearances at World Championship and Olympic competition. [Top four-star horse retired at Burghley: ‘No better place to honour his career’]
Drama emerged yesterday after news spread that Oliver Townend received a verbal warning regarding overuse of whip at Blair Castle. This is his second in 2018 after officials also spoke with him at Badminton this spring about whip use. [Oliver Townend given warning for whip use at Blair]
The first horses have touched down at Tryon. Traveling by plane, train and trailer horses will begin to fill the stables at the Tryon International Equestrian Center as we are a week out from Opening Ceremonies for the World Equestrian Games. [The Horses Are Here: World’s Biggest Equine Airlift For 2018 WEG]