The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event saw 123 horse-and-rider combinations competing in four divisions over four days at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, New Jersey. It was an exciting weekend of competition that saw a new face at the top of the CCI4*-L leaderboard once the dust had settled. Twenty-three-year-old Fylicia Barr and her partner of nine years, Galloway Sunrise, beat out the competition to take home their first four-star win in the CCI4*-L division.
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We are currently receiving a lot of questions about this year's event. We will keep working on the 2020 vintage of Les 5 Étoiles de Pau (a CCI5*-L event and FEI Driving World Championship for singles) - a great celebration marking the 30th edition of this event and included in the agenda of the best riders and drivers in the world.
This month we’re going to begin a several-month series about defense and coping mechanisms. It’s common for these two terms to be used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. Coping mechanisms are mental strategies that resolve stressful events, while defense mechanisms are behaviors that attempt to avoid or hide from them.
While every story submitted to the USEA for the June Horse of the Month was unique and special, it was Teddy’s story that stood out. Therefore, the USEA June Horse of the Month is Talon Ted aka "Teddy", a 14.1 hand, 17-year-old Paint Pinto Gelding owned by Eran Murray and ridden by Eran’s daughter, Brooke Murray.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).