Ann’s Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

We finished up an ok Great Meadows. The horses were great in the upper levels although I went quietly as the horses are…

Posted by Buck Davidson Eventing on Monday, August 26, 2019

In solidarity with the EN family, I still am in shock that Ann is no longer with us. Gone to a better place and reunited with Roger, certainly, but what a loss, and all of us whose lives she touched are still reeling and will be for some time. I first met Ann as a teenager coming up through Pony Club in the ’90s, and the impressions she left on me — of the value of hard work, positivity, and unwavering horsemanship — have stayed closely with me in the years to come.

Many years later, as an eventing writer more than a rider, she always was the first one I wanted to give a big hug to in the media center. I was so looking forward to seeing her at the AEC and introducing her to my 4-month-old baby, Thomas. “That Ann was one rad lady,” I told him on Sunday, upon learning of her passing. “I wish you’d been lucky enough, as were we, to cross paths with her extraordinary life.”

National Holiday: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Events Opening Today: Hitching Post Farm Horse TrialsMDHT at Loch Moy Farm Classic BN3 Day Event and H.T.Radnor Hunt H.T.Paradise Farm H.T.Ocala Fall HTFleur de Leap H.T.Las Cruces H.T.

Events Closing Today: GMHA September Horse TrialsBlue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIECFlora Lea Fall H.T.USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH QualifierCDCTA Fall H.T.Poplar Place Farm September H.T.Otter Creek Fall H.T.Stone Gate Farm H.T.Flying Cross Farm H.T.The Event at Skyline

Tuesday News: 

EN is going to do the best that we can do at the American Eventing Championships, but you’re going to want to keep a close eye on the USEA website for the most comprehensive source of AEC news and updates (other than coverage of the Junior Beginner Novice 14 & Under division — we have that on LOCK). Some no-miss headlines from yesterday: [Attend the USEA Event College at #AEC2019 Presented by LandSafe] [Six #AEC2019 Souvenirs You Don’t Want to Go Home Without] [How to Watch the AEC Live!] [Fast Facts: 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships] [Preview the #AEC2019 Cross-Country Courses with CrossCountryApp]

Jess Halliday is a friend, fellow rider and the founder of Buck Off Cancer and ACE Equestrian has teamed up to support her organization. With your purchase of this special belt, you’ll receive a Buck Off Cancer sticker and 20% of your purchase will help aid in the fight against cancer. [Buck Off Cancer Navy + Black Elastic Belt]

The were be no change to the rules barring 10-year-old legally blind eventer Kyra Barrett from participating in a Chiliwack event this weekend. In yesterday’s News & Notes, we shared the plight of Kyra Barrett, of British Columbia, who participates in the sport with the aid of her coach on a guide horse and verbal commands. Earlier this year, Equestrian Canada approved the use of a guide horse and certified her for para-equestrian classification, but recently reversed the decision, clarifying in a statement yesterday: “Our key concern as a sport governing body is the safety of athletes that compete in events. And having a lead horse that is leading the way for a horse and rider that has impaired vision is at a risk level that our rules don’t allow for at this time.” [Equestrian Canada Upholds Rule Barring Legally Blind 10-year-old From Competing]

Is the home team the one to beat at the FEI Eventing European Championship? The scene is set for a titanic battle, held for the fifth time at the German venue of Luhmühlen from Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The German team is notoriously hard to beat on home ground — they dominated the medals here in 2011, as well as at Malmö (SWE) in 2013 and Blair Castle (GBR) in 2015 — but surrendered their crown in 2017 at Strzegom (POL) to Great Britain, the record-breaking winners of 22 team titles since the championship began in 1953. [Klimke Spearheads Awesome German Team Set to Regain European Team Gold]

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