Wednesday News and Notes

Photo via Megan Edwards’ FB page.

One thing that makes this sport, or really any sport, so incredibly difficult is the mental struggle. The struggle of riding itself, paired with the struggle to make it to the top, to make a barn profitable, to keep operating from day to day, to find and keep owners and to come back after injury, both horse and rider. There’s been a few refreshing posts circulating on social media in the past few days, reckoning with where our choices lead. Regardless, ‘persevere’ seems apt, no matter which path of life it applies to.

National Holiday: National Comic Book Day

Major Weekend Events:

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U.S. Weekend Preview:

Jump Start H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Surefire Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sundance Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

Fan favorite Xam has been retired following his run at Blenheim. The 18-year old gelding started 16 long format 4* and 5* events under Harry Dzenis; although he rarely hit the award ceremony, his prowess on cross-country kept him coming back for more. [Xam Retires]

We often see some usual breeds in the eventing world but a Saddledbred in dressage is still a refreshing surprise. Patricia Borders rode Saddlebreds all of her life and bred selectively for fun. When one homebred filly hit the ground with some traits more suited to the dressage ring, Borders took up a new sport at the age of fifty. [Showing Saddlebreds at the FEI Level]

The YEH Championships will be held next month on both costs and it’s time to catch up with last year’s winners. With the prospect of a grant to Le Lion, the progress of the 5 year old winners are particularly worth following, as they tackle Preliminary and beyond in their quest to represent the US in France. [2018 USEA Young Event Horse Champions]

Wednesday Social Media: 

What a great weekend! Barry and I put in our personal best 4* dressage test by quite a few points. Big thanks to James…

Posted by Emily Hamel Eventing on Sunday, September 22, 2019