Plantation Field at dawn is something both soft and surreal; the rings at the top of the hill are often clothed in heavy mist, thick and dense. The muffled thud of hooves are sometimes the only hint that riders are out there, taking advantage of the obscured views to stretch their horses’ legs. In an hour or less, the fog has burned off, the warm-up is bustling, and the venue seems on top of the world but for those few minutes at dawn, the universe is limited to just horse and rider.
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
Never OutFoxed has taken Holly to Burghley and back. The gelding, bought sight unseen by Holly off the basis of a video of him swimming in a lake, has a perfectionist streak that makes him tough on the flat but tremendous on cross country day. [Behind the Stall Door]
The Thoroughbreds of the American Eventing Championships were celebrated by top awards in the Bluegrass State. From experienced campaigners showing their riders the ropes to green horses displaying their talent, the Thoroughbred once again displayed their affinity for the sport of eventing at the AEC. [The Thoroughbreds of the AECs]
Jonelle Price has yet another horse to add to her star-studded string. Following the retirement of her fellow countryman, Sir Mark Todd, Jonelle has picked up the ride on his WEG mount McClaren. [Mark Todd WEG Mount to Jonelle Price]
Big thanks to Hicks Bros for spiking and slicing the summer footing on the cross country schooling field.
Posted by Boyd Martin on Tuesday, September 17, 2019