This one goes out to all the moms out there! Ros Canter, Kristy Johnson and Sarah Way wouldn’t let a little thing like bringing a new life into the world keep them from competing in the five-star season ender at Pau. They did have one benefit against other competitors, though: The world’s best cheering squad in Ziggy, Henry and Millie.
National Holiday: National Cat Day
Events Opening This Week: No events open this week.
Events Closing This Week: Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day International Event
Rest in Peace to Finbury Hill, the wonder pony who completed twice at both Badminton and Burghley. [‘The biggest heart in the world’: farewell to ‘part-pony’ who completed Badminton and Burghley]
How does Karl Cook stay cool as a cucumber in the show ring? He shares his secrets. [‘Control Your Brain’: Karl Cook Has Some No-Nonsense Advice On Dealing With Show Ring Nerves]
The Helsinki International Horse Show is very unique in that it’s entirely powered by horse manure — what a load of crap! More than 100 tons of manure were collected from the equine competitors, running this event on poo for the fifth year in a row. [Powered by poo: horse manure heats and lights four-day World Cup show]
Hot on Horse Nation: Becoming Mentally Fit in the Barn Aisle