Veteran’s Day News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Tim and Cheryl Holekamp. Photo by Jutta Bauernschmitt – Fotografie, via Facebook.

Yesterday during the 57th Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumünster, Germany, Tim and Cheryl Holekamp were named German Trakehner Verband Breeders of the Year for the achievement of breeding and starting Tsetserleg (Windfall x Thabana, by Buddenbrock). This is the first time American breeders have received this distinction. Christine Turner purchased “Thomas” from the Holekamps as a 5-year-old, eventually paired him with Boyd Martin, and, as they say, the rest is history!

National Holiday: Veteran’s Day

U.S. Weekend Results:

Majestic Oaks H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

River Glen H.T. [Website]  [Final Scores]

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Full Moon Farms H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

The U.S. Dressage Finals took place at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend and The Chronicle of the Horse‘s Lindsay Berreth was on hand to document the action. From amateurs to professionals, an Amish Auction pony to a flashy Friesian cross, stop by COTH to catch up on all the coverage. [U.S. Dressage Finals]

How does one rack up the penalties on cross country? Let me count the ways … Brush up on how penalties are scored during the cross country phase in the USEA’s latest edition of Rule Refresher. Don’t forget: it can differ between the levels! [Rule Refresher: Cross-Country Scoring]

Blanketing. It feels it it should be simple, but it’s so not. Is my horse too hot? Too cold? What exactly is “Denier” anyway? has your one-stop-shop article to answer all your blanketing questions. [Horse Blanketing FAQs]

Monday Featured Video: In honor of the horses who have served our country: