You know one of the only advantages of winter? The fact that it’s the only time of year where my entire body is kinda one color. Now, its a few weeks into April, and I’m already two vastly different colors. Arms and neck and head? Tan as heck. Everything else? Casper level pale. It’s literally not even summer and the difference between the two is already basically impossible to fix. Le sigh.
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The famous annual Area II Young Riders benefit online auction is up and running! Widely popular, most of the Area’s professionals support the fundraising effort by donating many lessons and coaching packages – it’s a great way to start off your season. This year the auction is featuring two donated lessons by eventing legend Mike Plumb; complete spring veterinary services by Southern Pines Equine, valued at $700; a custom equine logo designed by Wow Graphic Design; the perennial favorite, a lesson on 5* event horse UN, by her owner Jane Sleeper; foxhunting cap fees, a $250 Sagmae gift certificate, donations by Farmhouse Tack, Goode Rider, Banixx Horse & Pet, and many more items. Bidding is easy, anyone can register on the website, and the auction offers quick and easy payment by PayPal with credit cards. It ends Tuesday after Landrover Kentucky Three Day Event, on April 30, at 8 p.m. Get your bids in early and avoid the Tuesday night frenzy! [Area II Auction Bonanza] Also taking more donations this week! [Donate Your Services]
As we draw closer to Badminton, withdrawals are showing up more and more. Ceylor LAN, the 2016 Rio Olympics ride of Kitty King, has been withdrawn from Badminton following a diagnoses of significant gastric ulcers. After spooking so badly that he was eliminated in the showjumping at Belton, he was taken home and scoped, discovering the ulcers. Luckily this is treatable with medication and time, but he won’t be seen at Badminton. [Olympic Horse Withdraws from Badminton]
What does a retired champion jockey do with his free time? Race camels, because why not? Former champion jockey AP McCoy will be showjumping and racing camels on Good Friday as part of the Peter O’Sullevan Lambourn Open Day. Honestly, if you’re anywhere near that please send me videos and photos. [AP McCoy Racing Camels]
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