Wednesday News & Notes

Funny thing happened to me last month, Greta and I drove 960 miles one way to South Carolina for the weekend to event…

Posted by Tedd Goth on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

It can be difficult, even heartbreaking, to drive a long distance to compete and have to withdraw before the really good stuff. That said, it should be carefully considered as a responsibility not only to our horse but to ourselves. If it’s not right, it’s not right.

National Holiday: Ash Wednesday

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Ocala Winter II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Pine Top Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes

It’s incredible to think that one of the earliest YEH classes has now hit the age of 20. The ’05 edition of YEH five year olds featured Ballylaffin Bracken, who would go on to compete at many 5* events, along with several future Intermediate horses. [Horse Heroes]

Our sport of eventing will be on the silver screen soon as Hope’s Legacy comes to theaters. Partially filmed at Full Moon Farm in Maryland, Hope’s Legacy is a sequel to A Christmas Ranch, and follows the main character on her forays into eventing. [Eventing to the Silver Screen]

Several five-star horses were spotted knocking the winter dust off in the Open Intermediate sections at Great Britain’s Oasby Horse Trials last Friday, March 6. Among them: Last year’s Badminton winners Piggy French and Vanir Kamira, as well as Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class, who has won Kentucky twice and was a team silver medallist at last year’s European Championships. [A Badminton winner, a world champion and two more medallists: 11 top horses enjoying a run at Oasby]

Wednesday Social Media:

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Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Featured Video: It’s fun to follow “EN’s Got Talent” alumni as they make their way in the world! Bossinova, a Hanoverian gelding (Bonifatius X Dawina, by Der Lord) bred in Scotland and imported by Andrew McConnon, is one that caught our eye back in 2018. Andrew competed “Hugo” very successfully through the two-star and Intermediate levels, winning at Carolina International in 2019 and placing second at Hagyard Midsouth in 2018. Now the horse is continuing his winning ways with 15-year-old Bruce Hill, who acquired the horse last year. Most recently, they won the JR/YR Preliminary division at Twin Rivers Winter H.T. last weekend on their dressage score of 28.5.