Friday News & Notes Presented by way of Zoetis – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Friday News & Notes Presented by means of Zoetis – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Jessica Phoenix and Wabbit. Photo by Abby Powell.

There’s some big news out of Bromont: it’s under new ownership! The group of new owners consists of six neighbors local to the area, all of whom are passionate about saving the facility — which hosted the equestrian events of the 1976 Montreal Olympics — from development and modernizing it so that it can continue to host major eventing, show jumping, and dressage events. How inspiring is it to have a group of local folks so invested in preserving a piece of local history and making it an asset to the community? Read more about their big plans via Horse Sport here.

U.S. Weekend Preview

The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, MT): [Website] [Entries/Times/Scoring] [Volunteer] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage] [EN’s Instagram]

Course Brook Farm Summer H.T. (Sherborn, MA): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Full Moon Farms Aloha H.T. (Finksburg, MD): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Volunteer]

Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. (Camp Lake, WI): [Website] [Scoring]

News from Around the Globe:

Today is the last day to enter our 9th Blogger Contest! We can’t wait to dive in to decide our first round finalists, and if you fancy the chance at a paid gig writing for EN and want to add your name to the pile, click here to view the entry post!

Cheers to The Event at Rebecca Farm, which turns 21 years old this weekend! Not only are the Broussard family, who own the facility and organize the event, celebrating the continuation of their prestigious event; they’re also celebrating one of the largest East Coast contingents that they’ve had travel to the event within the last decade, as well as the return of over 150 Canadian competitors who had been unable to attend in recent years due to Covid restrictions. Oh — and they’re also hosting a little something call the AECs later this year! 

Speaking of The Event at Rebecca Farm: keep an eye out for Jules Ennis Batters, who won the Ocala Horse Properties Rebecca Farm Flight Grant. She and her mount, Cooley O, will be contesting the CCI4*-S. After a confidence-building spring, Jules is hoping to jumpstart her fall season with a competitive run around Montana. [One To Watch: Batters Heads To Rebecca Farm For A Dose Of Confidence]

“A Ferrari with flat tires will still beat a Mini with Pirellis.” You might have to Google “Pirellis” (I did), but I bet you still get the gist of quote from incredibly successful British racehorse trainer Mark Johnston. When it comes to buying racehorse prospects, he and his son Charlie don’t poke and prod at every little possible issue that presents itself on a radiograph. Their motto is to look for a quality horse first and worry about soundness issues when and if they ever crop up. [‘We’re Not At The Sales To Buy Clean X-Rays-We’re There To Buy A Racehorse’]

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