Mike Pendleton and Steady Eddie. Photo by Abby Powell.

Today we wish a very happy retirement to the indomitable Steady Eddie! Mike reported yesterday that at the ripe age of 19, Eddie is being retired from competition. After a successful career with Boyd Martin, Eddie competed through the 5* level and then turned his capable hooves to the education of Mike Pendleton, who was at the time working for Boyd. Eddie took Mike around his first advanced three years ago, and then gave him 3 starts at the 5* level. In total, Eddie competed in a staggering 41 FEI competitions, with fourteen CCI4*-S, seven CCI4*-L, and eight CCI5* events. Eddie was never meant to win the dressage, but the education he offered was priceless, and we will miss seeing his blaze galloping around cross country!

U.S. Weekend Preview

Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T. (Centralia, WA): [Website] [Volunteer]

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T. (Iowa City, IA): [Website] [Scoring]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. II (Dexter, MI): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring]

Early Bird Summer Event at Galway Downs (Temecula, CA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Flora Lea Farm Mini Event (Medford, NJ): [Website]

Hoosier H.T. (Edinburgh, IN): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Olney Farm H.T. (Joppa, MD): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring]

River Glen Summer H.T. (New Market, TN): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Spring Gulch H.T. (Littleton, CO): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times] [Scoring]

Major International Events

ECCO FEI World Championships – Herning 2022: [Website] [Schedule & Scoring] [Live Stream]

FEI European Championships for Ponies (Strzegom, Poland): [Website] [Schedule & Entries] [Timing & Scoring] [Live Stream]

News From Around the Globe:

Colleen Loach is having one helluva week, in a good way. Not only was she selected to represent Canada at the World Championships on Vermont, but she has been very successfully dabbling in Grand Prix showjumping this summer with Vermont and FE Golden Eye. This week she won the $50,000 modified Grand Prix at Bromont with Goldie, who was her 2019 Pan American Games partner. Earlier in the day, Goldie also gave a kid’s walk-trot lesson, because he’s the best. [What A Week for Colleen Loach]

Podcast of the day goes to Vet Visit with Zoetis. Dr. Eleanor Green is a trailblazing veterinarian, former dean at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and an advocate for shaping a brighter future for the industry through improved gender and racial diversity. This week, she reflects on her experience as a female veterinary student in the 1970s, the cultural shifts she’s seen since, and key challenges impacting veterinary professionals today, including the ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of animal care and building resiliency in the face of adversity. [Evolution of Veterinary Medicine]

The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Ms. Joan Iversen Goswell’s horse Worth the Trust. “Trusty” was a full Thoroughbred who went to the highest level of the sport while ridden by Karen O’Connor. Together the pair won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 1997. “It has been my distinct pleasure to have offered the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship for Amateur Riders from 2002 through 2021,” stated Goswell. “Regretfully, the scholarship has come to an end this year, 2022. I hope past scholarships have given amateur riders the knowledge and ability to compete successfully and safely. I also wish each and every one of you future amateurs, both young and old, much good luck, and success in your endeavors.” [Worth The Trust Scholarship Retires in 2022]

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