Team Canada is on the ground and ready for battle this week at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The team includes Dana Cooke (Merritt, B.C.)/FE Mississippi, Colleen Loach (Dunham, Que.)/FE Golden Eye, Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, Ont.)/Pavarotti, and Karl Slezak (Tottenham, Ont.)/Fernhill Wishes. Go team!
National Holiday: National Whistleblower Day
Events Opening This Week: GMHA September Horse Trials, USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier, Flora Lea Fall H.T., Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIEC, CDCTA Fall H.T., Poplar Place Farm September H.T., Otter Creek Fall H.T., Flying Cross Farm H.T., Stone Gate Farm H.T., The Event at Skyline
The USEA Adult Team Championships will return to AEC this year. It’s open all adult amateurs (22 years or older) who are enrolled in the USEA Adult Rider Program in their Area. [Everything You Should Know About the 2019 USEA Adult Team Championships]
Since he announced his (second) retirement, I’ve loved following the stories people have shared about their experience with Mark Todd. He’s managed to be a hero rider for many generations in a larger than life sort of way. [Dear Toddy: Happy Retirement (Again) From Your Biggest Fan]
The Kellock sisters take the Pan Ams! Jamie is the eventer of the family, and she’ll be grooming for Jessica Phoenix, and Lindsay will be competing in the dressage section. [A Sister Act At The Pan Ams]