Best wishes are in order for Will Faudree and Pfun, who are making their competition debut in Ireland this week at the Millstreet International Horse Trials. They’ll be contesting the CCI4*-L alongside fellow Americans Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack. We also have some fellow countrywomen to cheer for in the CCI4*-S sections as well in Ariel Grald and Liz Halliday-Sharp. Between this overseas action and everything going on stateside (we see you, Great Meadow International!) it’s going to be a jam-packed weekend of eventing and we can’t wait!
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Going eventing and raising money to help cancer patients at the same time? Sounds like a win-win! Now in it’s fifth year of running, the Eventing for the Cure Starter Horse Trials at Hunt Club Farms in Berryville, Virginia is open for entries. All proceeds from the event benefit the Angel Trust of the Oncology Foundation at Winchester Medical Center which helps pay the bills of those who cannot afford their cancer treatments. The event offers Intro through Preliminary/Training levels and entries close August 27th. [Starter Horse Trials Eventing for the Cure]
Charlotte Dujardin was eliminated from the Grand Prix competition at the FEI Dressage European Championships due to the FEI “blood rule”. During a routine post-test inspection by the FEI stewards a small trace of blood on the flank of her horse, Mount St John Freestyle, was found thus resulting in elimination in accordance with Article 4220.127.116.11 of the FEI Dressage Rules. Britain was in silver medal position with Charlotte’s score, but her elimination dropped them to fourth place. [British Dressage Statement on the elimination of Charlotte Dujardin] [Statement from Charlotte Dujardin on Facebook]
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will once again be the title sponsor of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 2-5, 2019. The TCA’s mission is to raise and distribute funds to Thoroughbred-related non-profit organizations for the benefit of the horsed and people involved with the Thoroughbred racing industry. [Thoroughbred Charities of America Named Title Sponsor of 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover]