Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds
Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford in their final Kentucky prep. Photo via Willinga Park’s Facebook Page.
If you’ve taken a look at the Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L entry list, you may have noticed a new-ish name, Hazel Shannon. Five-star first timer? Hardly! She’s a double winner at the level, having won Australia’s Adelaide CCI5*-L in 2016 and 2018, and now she and Willingapark Clifford have made the journey to the Bluegrass State to test their skill against our lot. After following this pair a lot online, I’m looking forward to watching them in person!
National Holiday: National Winston Churchill Day
Events Opening This Week: VHT International & H.T., Flora Lea Spring H.T., USEA MDHT FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier, Poplar Place Farm June H.T. and Area Championships, Willow Draw Charity Show, The Spring Event at Woodside, May-Daze at the Park H.T., Coconino Spring H.T., Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T.
Events Closing This Week: University of New Hampshire Spring H.T., Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T., Fresno County Horse Park H.T., St. Johns H.T.
The FEI may get more power over rider suspensions in the future. This new rule would give the FEI power to delay the start of a suspension to “to deal with those disciplines that have ‘off seasons,’ in order to ensure that the suspension has a real effect.” Currently, rider suspensions begin the date the FEI tribunal makes its decision. [FEI Seeks New Power Over Suspensions and Yellow Cards]
You may have noticed that the USEA got themselves a spankin’ new website this winter. BUT it’s still got all the same information. [How to find Results on the USEA Website]
Steve Guerdat made history this weekend as he won his third FEI Jumping World Cup™ title. He’s dreamed of World Cup glory since childhood, and he says this year’s win in Gothenburg was the most special of them all. [Why We Should Never Let Go Of Childhood Dreams, According To World Cup Winner Steve Guerdat]
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