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Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Loch Moy Intermediate Cross Country

The Maryland Horse Trials was chock full of competitors this weekend, including a few of the members of the U.S. WEG Team. Carolyn Mackintosh’s special Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, MD, hosted competitors for their second of two summer series shows. Emma Hinke made her way around the facility to catch some of the action.

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Cooley Rorkes Drift to Remain in Work with Andrew Downes

Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift. Photo by Libby Law.

The team behind Cooley Rorkes Drift announced today that the 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding has gone to British rider Andrew Downes to remain in work while Jonty Evans continues his recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

Andrew will not compete “Art” but instead will keep the horse in full work at his yard in Staffordshire, England.

Jonty has started showing “some early signs of progress in regaining consciousness” following his fall at Tattersalls on June 3 and faces a long road to recovery. Click here to read the latest update on his recovery.

Read on for the full update “written” by Art himself and shared in the Art’s Amazing Family Facebook group:

Hello everyone, I’ve been very quiet over the last month so thought I should give you all an update on what I’ve been up to.

Since Jonty fell off me back in June I have been working on my tan in the field at home. I must say it’s been going rather well! You guys are amazing because I’ve also had an endless supply of polos! This is all very good news but Jonty would not be happy to see the size of my tummy.

So in the last week I’ve been on a small road trip up to Staffordshire (where they all talk funny)! I’m up here to be with an experienced rider called Andrew Downes.

Jonty knows and respects Andrew as an eventer and my team believe that Jonty would back this decision. I am not here to be competed but to be kept in work until Jonty is better. Andrew has a very nice yard and I’ve started making some new friends already.

The plan will always be to get back home with Jonty and the team but until then this is the best place for me. Andrew is going to be super busy looking after me so please continue to monitor this Facebook page for updates on me.

I ask you all to please continue to support #weargreenforJonty I really do miss him! You guys are an incredible family and I can’t wait to see you all at events again.

Lots of love

Art

If you haven’t yet ordered your own #WearGreenForJonty wristband, EN can confirm that the good people at weargreenforjonty.co.uk are shipping orders to North America. You can also buy polo shirts, stickers, dog bandanas and belts. All proceeds go to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund.

You can also support Jonty’s recovery by entering Majyk Equipe’s #WearGreenForJonty giveaway. To enter to win this special green-themed prize pack, all you need to do is make a donation to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. EN has raised more than €450 so far in support of Jonty’s recovery. Click here for details.

Please continue to join the EN team in putting every possible positive vibe into the universe as Jonty fights hard in his recovery.

#EventerProblems Vol. 151 from Ecovet: Hang in There, Horse Show Boyfriend

A new presence on Instagram caught my eye this week, @thehorseshowboyfriend.

I don’t know who he is or what lady eventer he belongs to (good job dragging him to Kentucky!), but as the proud owner of a #horseshowboyfriend turned #horseshowhusband myself (look at him go!) …

#1 horse show husband

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… I feel compelled to officially welcome this guy into the community and cheer him on.

Hang in there, #horseshowboyfriend. With hard work and patience, and some more patience, you’ll go far. Take it away, boys!

Brant Flanagan, horse show husband extraordinaire 😘.

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Yep, pretty much! Go Eventing.

Take Part in Something Great: BYOWB at Rebecca Farm

Are you headed to The Event at Rebecca Farm this week? Make sure to pack your own refillable water bottle because it’s BYOWB this year.

As thousands of competitors, volunteers and spectators flock to Kalispell, MT, the Broussard family is placing more emphasis on the sustainability of their destination event with their “Bring Your Own Water Bottle” incentive.

“We host thousands of people every year – it’s a privilege and we love doing it. It’s also a big responsibility. That many folks in one place for a relatively short amount of time can have a big impact on the community. In every way possible, we want to ensure it’s a positive impact,” said event organizer, Sarah Broussard. “That’s why you’re going to hear a lot more this year about BYOWB – bring your own water bottle, that is, and we’re inviting the community to jump in with both feet.”

Photo by Sara Broussard.

The event has installed water bottle filling stations around the competition venue, in addition to the traditional recycling stations for plastic, aluminum and cardboard.

“We’re providing water bottle filling stations around the grounds and hoping to promote healthy habits, increased water intake, and sustainability among our guests. This is a huge event and if everybody reduces plastic waste, even just a little bit, we can make a big difference,” Sara said. “Keep an eye out for recycling stations and please take a moment to separate out your recyclables. Your partnership helps our volunteers who will be sorting at the end of each day.”

EN applauds this effort for sustainability in our sport. If you are going to Rebecca Farm this week, join in and BYOWB!

The Event at Rebecca Farm kicks off this week, July 18-22, in Kalispell, MT. In addition to competition from Novice through CCI3* level, the event will also host the prestigious FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC). Our own Leslie Wylie will be the boots on the ground this week, so stay tuned for much more from beautiful Rebecca Farm.

The Event at Rebecca Farm: Website, ScheduleEntries/Ride Times, EN’s Coverage

[It’s BYOWB at The 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm]

The Wonders of WEG: Dr. Anne Baskett on Caring for The Stars of The Show

Photo courtesy of Dr. Anne Baskett.

Coordinating the veterinary care of an estimated 900 of the world’s most elite performance horses is an unimaginable job – and an eventer took it on.

Dr. Anne Baskett, who evented through the Intermediate level in her native Canada, is co-managing the veterinary services operations at the World Equestrian Games alongside her husband, veterinary surgeon Dr. Bill Hay. Anne has over 15 years of experience as an FEI eventing, dressage, and show jumping veterinary delegate and was a selector vet for the Canadian Eventing Team when they won the silver medal at WEG in 2010.

Constructing the plan for WEG started over a year ago. Today, less than two months weeks before the first horses arrive in Tryon, every conceivable detail is outlined in the official WEG 2018 vet services and bio-security manuals, and plans are underway for constructing a temporary on-site vet clinic.

I talked to Anne at Tryon Equine Hospital, the facility she runs with Bill.

What are you and Bill responsible for in this role?

As Veterinary Services Operations Managers, we coordinate care for all WEG horses from the time they arrive until they leave the TIEC grounds. I’ve identified all the vets needed at the site – about 80 from around the world who are volunteering their time. And that number doesn’t even include team vets, FEI vet delegates, regulatory USDA and NCDA vets, volunteer specialists for illness and bio-security, and on-course vets for endurance and cross-country. We work closely with the team vets to handle any injuries during the games and are organizing equipment, meds, bio-security, treatments, and on-course vet presence.  

You’re an eventer. How will that help you navigate your role at WEG?

I’ve competed in eventing and been an FEI treating vet and official so I know, because of cross-country, event horses (and endurance horses) will likely require the most post-competition care of all the WEG horses.

Eventing is a sport where everyone wants to help, in spite of all the moving parts. I’ve always gravitated to the eventing community. Eventers are passionate about their horses and it makes it easier to treat their equine partners. Eventers tend to have a good knowledge of horsemanship because they have to. Dealing with a range of treatment scenarios from eventing has given me a template for the three-phase driving event and endurance.

You’ve worked on this for over a year. When do you start working directly with the WEG horses?

The first horses touch down on September 2nd. They’ll arrive at different airports depending on where they’re coming from. Ten flights from Europe will fly into Greenville-Spartanburg airport, about 45 minutes from the venue. These horses will do their pre-arrival quarantine in a specially constructed barn at TIEC. Horse ambulances and veterinarians will escort the horses from the airport. Other horses from South America and Asia/Australia will fly into Miami or Chicago and arrive by van at TIEC.

Each plane ships 50-75 horses and arrives on different days so horses don’t have to wait at the airport and can rotate through quarantine.

What do you say to people who worry about bio-security?

Actually, the overall disease risk is assessed as very low because of the extraordinary health and fitness of these horses. They are the most elite athletes treated with the highest standards of preventive medicine and veterinary care. They are so closely monitored . . . every movement and contact is tracked long before they arrive. These horses come healthy and fit. The bio-security plan is similar to the London 2012 Olympics, just on a bigger scale.

Dr. Baskett watches intently during a horse inspection at the Bromont International Three-Day Event. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

What plans are in place for treatment?

The team vet is the first line of treatment, although not every team will have its own vet and we’ll provide veterinary care if a team needs it. Whenever a horse is in training or competition, vets are on the field of play and at the rings.

We’ll also have a clinic set up at TIEC with experts in imaging, surgery, and internal medicine. It’s essentially a full-on temporary facility complete with stalls, onsite radiology and ultrasound, a pharmacy, lab services, tech support, and imaging. Tryon Equine Hospital, University of Georgia, and NC State will serve as referral centers for emergencies.

Are there different approaches to caring for horses in non-eventing disciplines?

Different disciplines have different challenges. One thing I’m convinced of after all these years of treating horses and keeping them well, is how much fitness plays a part in keeping any horse healthy and sound. And WEG horses are certainly fit.

What excites you most about your role?

Having this level of competition here in our hometown and being up close to the top horses in the world. Compared to the Olympics, WEG is much bigger in scope because of the multiple disciplines. It will be an incredible experience being behind the scenes and working with vets from all over the world.

Dr. Baskett enjoys a light-hearted moment during The Fork at Tryon. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

What are the biggest challenges?

One challenge is keeping everything organized at such a big venue. We’re lucky that Dr. Yves Rossier will share the role of managing the veterinary aspects of all the different competitions and the onsite clinic. It would be impossible with just one person.

It’s always challenging from a people perspective, because team vets, riders, and everyone involved with a horse’s success – they all care very deeply about treating their own horse. I understand where the competitors are coming from in terms of managing the rules and regulations . . . and balancing that with the ultimate responsibility to the horse.

Hopefully there won’t be any emergent issues that prevent competitors from participating, and that any injuries to horses are treatable. I know the heartbreak that can come with all that.

You and Bill spent 20 years together building a practice, constructing a facility, and raising two girls. How do you make it work?

Somehow we come to a division of labor without much need for a discussion. I guess we gravitate toward the things we’re good at. Bill is bricks and mortar and foundation. Everything on top, how it’s presented, turns out to be my domain. Bill has more of a role in the design and building of things like the vet clinic, and I focus more on the vets and staffing. For WEG, we will continue as we did during the test events, dividing up tasks as they come along.

What do you look forward to most after the last horse leaves the grounds?

Sleep! And eventing my young homebred, Blue Rodeo (aka Stanley). I hope I remember how to ride! I’ll also be happy to get back to treating horses.

Tuesday News & Notes from Chillax

William Slater with Bruce Davidson.

Did you catch yesterday’s talent spot? 6-year-old William Slater is ready to take the eventing world by storm—with help from his super pony named Mark Twain. This kid has all the natural ability and he just seems to love it. If you see him around at an event near you be sure to cheer him on! Check out his 2028 Olympic Talent Watch here. Go William.

National Holiday: National Peach Ice Cream Day

Events Opening This Week:  FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (CO, A-9) Park Equine KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8)

Events Closing This Week:  FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (CO, A-9) Park Equine KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8) FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier (MD, A-2) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. (WI, A-4) Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA, A-6) USEA AEC, Adequan Gold Cup Finals, and ATC Finals (CO, A-9) Park Equine KY Classique H.T. (KY, A-8)

Tuesday News: 

A recent study revealed that many popular helmets offer poor side impact protection. A Swedish insurance company, Folksam, tested 15 helmet types and found that many only protected against perpendicular impact. Each of the helmets tested meet current industry standards. [15 Helmets Tested Reveal Poor Side Impact Protection]

Dog owners: Keep Fido on a leash! The FEI has proposed a fine of 100 Swiss Franc ($100 USD) for any loose dogs at International competition. This would be the first dog-related rule from FEI. Honestly, it’s a safety issue, so continue to keep a close eye on your pups. [Fines for loose dogs at major horse events]

Have you entered Majyk Equipe’s #WearGreenForJonty giveaway? To enter to win the prize pack, all you need to do is make a donation to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. We have raised more than €400 so far in support of Jonty’s recovery. [#WearGreenForJonty Giveaway]

Surefire Farm is offering another cross country schooling day, Saturday, July 21st 8am-4pm.  The schooling fee is $60 and all riders must sign a waiver. [Website]

Tuesday Video: 

Which product does Olympic medalist Phillip Dutton trust to keep his horses calm and focused at the biggest events in the world? ChillaxLearn more.

Monday Video from Tredstep Ireland: Be Among Athletes

We get by with a little help from our friends!

Take it from our friends and long-time volunteers, Joe and Patt, The Event at Rebecca Farm is about spectactular horses, certainly, but it is equally about community. It's a chance to showcase our amazing Montana and an opportunity to take part in something great. Join us this year! Please help us find some great folks to volunteer by sharing with your friends and signing up to volunteer at https://www.rebeccafarm.org/get-involved/#volunteer. And a huge thanks to all the staff and volunteers working hard right now preparing the #RoadtoRebeccaFarm

Posted by Rebecca Farm on Monday, June 11, 2018

It’s only Monday, but we await an exciting weekend of eventing with the Nation’s Cup CHIO in Aachen, Germany and The Event at Rebecca Farm as major events coming up. Whether you’re attending one of those events or another horse trial this weekend as a competitor, volunteer, or spectator – it’s a treat to be the among the athletes that are event riders and event horses.

In this video, hear from a few of Rebecca Farm’s long-time volunteers about what makes the Event at Rebecca Farm so special and what it means to them to be involved. No matter where you are in the world, remember to thank a volunteer this weekend!

Entries Now Open for 8th Annual EN Blogger Contest!

It’s that time of year, EN! The 8th Annual EN Blogger Contest is upon us. If you’ve followed along with our previous Blogger Contests, you know that this is your chance to join the talented team that delivers your daily eventing fix.

Many of the past winners and finalists in our Blogger Contests have all gone on to take full-time and part-time positions with EN and our sister websites. Current EN team members Leslie Wylie, Maggie Deatrick and Tilly Berendt all joined EN through the Blogger Contest, and others have gone on to launch successful careers in the equestrian journalism industry.

No one really believes me when I say I started working for EN because I won a Blogger Contest back in 2012, but that actually happened. Now I’m preparing to cover my second World Equestrian Games. The possibilities are truly endless when you enter this contest.

The fine print: This is a paid position. You should want to write part-time for EN — at least two to three posts per week.

All are eligible to enter (including previous contestants), and no prior journalism experience is necessary. Personal style is a must. Take risks. Laugh. Entertain. Create something only you can create.

Your Round 1 entries should include a short bio (name, age, background, character-defining qualities, embarrassing tidbits, etc.) and a 300- to 600-word sample of your best eventing-related work.

The EN team will judge by the same standards as the past years (interesting, funny, informative, creative) and factor public opinion into our final decision. Keep in mind that you’re writing for a large audience of 1.2 million readers, and we’ll be selecting finalists based on the quality of entries.

Entries are due on Tuesday, July 31. Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject “EN Blogger Contest Entry.” Good luck! Go Eventing.

Weekend Winners: Gennessee Valley, Riga Meadow, MDHT, Champagne Run, Coconino

Katie Sisk and Preachattheriver. Photo via Katie’s Facebook Page.

Suffering from horse show hangover? Hang in there, Eventing Nation! You guys had a super weekend. Many of you are using these sizzling summer shows to nab those final AEC qualifications, like Katie Sisk and Preachattheriver, who won the Senior Beginner Novice Rider-B division at Champagne Run. These two also took home the Beginner Novice TIP Award. Well done!

Congratulations are also due for Kendyl Tracey and Bobbie Burns who earned the lowest finishing score of the weekend on an impressive 20.7.

Here’s your weekend winners:

Gennessee Valley Hunt H.T. [Website] [Results]
Preliminary: Holly Shine & Good Man Like Me (39.1)
Training: Lucien Rouse & Royal (38.3)
Novice A: Kelly Beglane & Ali’s Winner (32.9)
Novice B: Lisa Reed & Where Is Burke (28.3)
Novice C: Darren Chiacchia & Ewsz Oscar (26.4)
Beginner Novice A: Chacea Sundman & Billy Hero (27.0)
Beginner Novice C: Katherine Fegan & Heartbreak Kid (36.3)
Beginner Novice B (Foxhunters): Erica Hutten, DVM & Felony (34.8)

Maryland at Loch Moy II H.T. [Website] [Results]
CIC*: Sydney Solomon & Qui Luma (32.50)
CIC2*: Caroline Martin & Cristano Z (30.7)
Open Intermediate: Boyd Martin & Ray Price (27.6)
JYOP: Abigail Niles & Carrick Finest Lad (42.90)
Open Preliminary-A: Boyd Martin & Ringo Star (30.40)
Open Preliminary-B: Sharon White & Highlife’s Je T’aime (34.8)
Preliminary Rider: Nicole Wisniewski & Compromise Elsewhere (50.7)
Open Training-A: Abigail Niles & Delight (30.2)
Open Training-B: Benjamin Noonan & Keep Kitty (30.7)
Open Training-A: Stephanie Cauffman & Lamondale Florinia (23.1)
Open Training-B: Allison Springer & Vindakova (26.1)
Training Rider-A: Anna Lawson & My Amelia (32.9)
Training Rider-B: Jessica Ebzery & Share Option (28.8)
Junior Open Novice-A: Campbell Jones & Aura CF (27.6)
Junior Open Novice-B: Campbell Jones & Sophie (26.4)
Novice Rider-A: Devon Nolt & Little Brooke Cruise (28.3)
Novice Rider-B: Lindsay Berreth & Oh So Extreme (26.9)
Novice Rider-C: Susan Gallagher & Chacco Chip (28.8)
Open Novice-A: Ryan Wood & HHS Ontario (22.1)
Open Novice-B: Mike Pendleton & O Bea Brave (31.4)
Open Novice-C: Kendyl Tracy & Bobbie Burns (20.7)
Open Novice-D: Lindsay Kelley & Cooley Romance (25.2)

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website] [Results]
Open Intermediate: William Hoos & Brookfield Cult King (36.5)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Alexandra Knowles & Ms. Poppins (40.2)
JR/YR Open Preliminary: Elizabeth Henry & Charlotte La Bouff (31.2)
Open Preliminary: Jenna Schildmier & Eeny Meeny Miny (27.6)
Preliminary Rider: Leah Snowden & Ormolu (35.2)
Preliminary/Training: Madeline O’Brien & Casarino (27.0)
Open Training: Clark Montgomery & Pluto (28.4)
Training Horse: Dan Kreitl & Carmango (28.8)
Training Rider-A: Kiersten Miller & Pierre (32.4)
Training Rider-B: Liz Messaglia & Drumconnick M (29.6)
Junior Novice Rider-A: Miriam Copeland & D’Stinctive (31.0)
Junior Novice Rider-B: Kaitlyn Tobben & Donner Light (32.4)
Open Novice-A: Alexander O’Neal & BT MacDiamond (23.8)
Open Novice-B: Mike Huber & Independence (27.9)
Open Novice-C: Michele Clark & Zues (30.4)
Senior Novice Rider B: Kristina Whorton & Finnigan (28.3)
Senior Novice Rider-A: Abby Blackburn & Dior HH (30.0)
Beginner Novice Horse-A: Joanie Morris & Betterthanexpected (34.3)
Beginner Novice Horse-B: Marty Riney & Double Dice (29.8)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-A: Madi Page & Lady Leona (31.0)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-B: Amelia Kremer & Major Attraction (30.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Hannah Reeser & Desert Rose CR (29.3)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider-A: Monica Pinkerman & Horseradish (32.5)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider-B: Katie Sisk & Preachattheriver (26.8)

That’s a wrap Coconino I & II 2018 was an adventure to remember! Ridiculously proud of both my horses- Reginald was a total BABE and won the Intermediate challenge as well as the horse trials, and the flamboyant Frenchie grew up SO much these 2 weekends, what a 🌟 for the future! @joanna_dillon Biggest thrill tho was watching my mini-me @avie_equestrian who was a total #legend , groom extraordinaire, and serious competitor. It’s one thing to be the hardest training 12 yr old at home, but to come to her first recognized shows and work even harder 2 weeks running is quite a feat! She definitely caught the eye of several pros, as well she should have. @rivi4 We made some FABULOUS new friends (t minus 18 months new bff @austineventing 🙌🏼🤗) and my faith in the Eventing camaraderie has been restored. Ya for friends, fun and Flagstaff! Until next time… 💙 @carly3atkinson @dynamicequestrian @austineventing @lauraborg66 @leavitt86

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Coconino Summer II 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Results]
Advanced Combined Test: Katherine Rivera & Royal Lufttanzer (40.9)
Intermediate: Jess Hargrave & Regenmann (58.5)
Intermediate Combined Test: Summer Peterson & Jake the Fish (35.9)
Open Preliminary: Johanna Diederichs & Dream Squad (37.8)
Open Training: Ghislaine Taylor & Tim (39.2)
Training Championship: Jennifer Miller & Bon Bon (32.0)
Training Junior: Malia Hunter & Dancing On The Moon (34.1)
Training Rider: Shannon Bird & Gatsby V (34.6)
Training 3-Day: Summer Peterson & Lochlann Fiona (41.7)
Novice Championship: Anthony Dovidio & Tragically Hip (29.3)
Novice Junior: Peyton Klein & Mischief Managed (31.2)
Novice Rider: Sarah Richards & Storm of the Century (30.2)
Open Novice: Christiana Schultz & Alexa Dawn (28.1)
Novice 3-Day: Hailey Dahlstrom & Stetson (34.0)
Beginner Novice Championship: Sarah Richards & Cassia (25.5)
Beginner Novice Junior: McKenzie Hairston & Layla (34.5)
Beginner Novice Rider: Kyrie McRoy & Denfer des Sablons (27.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Lisa Bauman & Sunrise Ruby (22.8)
Beginner Novice 3-Day: Lisa Jacobs & Kung Fu Slew (30.7)

Riga Meadow H.T. [Website] [Results]
Training-A: Anna Duggan & Ringwood Lady Allie (31.1)
Training-B: Alex Conrad & Malibu Preacher (33.4)
Training-C: Denise Goyea & Quickest (35.8)
Novice-A: Cassie Sanger & Ultra Violet (24.3)
Novice-B: Ellie van Gemeren & Samuel Clemens (23.6)
Novice-C: Kristen Woodworth & Bonmahon Blue Moon (29.1)
Novice-D: Mikki Kuchta & ABF Special Reserve (26.9)
Novice-E: Fernanda Kellogg & Atlee (30.5)
Beginner Novice-A: Iris Wainston & Charlie’s Tuff Summer (30.3)
Beginner Novice-B: Alyssa Ackerson & She’s a Dime (30.8)
Beginner Novice-C: Crystal Santos & EEF Sampson (26.4)
Beginner Novice-D: Jessica Katz & Fernhill Sylvus (23.9)
Beginner Novice E: Mark Giandomenico & Carugo (34.3)

Show us what ‘ya got EN:

Weekly OTTB Wishlist: Big Money for Cali OTTBs at RRP!

There’s another special award on the table for this year’s Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover trainers – and this one is for all you West Coasters!

The Georgia B. Ridder Foundation is generously sponsoring a $2,500 award for the top-scoring California-bred at the 2018 competition on behalf of After the Finish Line. In honor of the California-breds competing this year, let’s take a look at three currently available for adoption through CANTER:

Alpine Blue. Photo via CANTER CA.

Alpine Blue (SWISS YODELER – BLUEGRASS GIRLS, BY BLUEGRASS CAT): 2015 16.0-hand California-bred colt

This good-looking guy is, yes, still intact, but if you don’t mind gelding him he’s definitely worth a look. With a great bone structure and some good sport horse-producing names in his pedigree, Alpine Blue has got some serious potential as an eventer. Oh, not to mention he used to casually jump out of his paddock as a two-year-old. He bowed a tendon before he ever got to race and therefore remains untested on the track but it’s now fully-healed and he’s ready for a job to do!

Located at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, California.

View Alpine Blue on CANTER CA.

Remy Set Go. Photo via CANTER CA.

Remy Set Go (BLUEGRASS CAT – R LUCKY STRIKE, BY IN EXCESS (IRE)): 2016 16.0-hand California-bred filly

Who doesn’t love a shiny chestnut? This glowing young filly still has been in training for four months and just isn’t showing any promise on the track, so her connections feel it’s best to let her move on to another career. With a quiet disposition and kind eye, she looks like she wants someone to be her person. At just two years old, Remy is a bit sore from training but is otherwise sounds and could use some time off to grow before starting her next chapter.

View Remy Set Go on CANTER CA.

Bella Ronski. Photo via CANTER CA.

Bella Ronski (VRONSKY – C. R. BALLERINA, BY MOSCOW BALLET): 2013 16.1-hand California-bred mare

There’s nothing plain about this bay – she’s truly eye-catching! With a nice uphill build and gorgeous neck and shoulder, you just can’t help but picture this mare neatly jumping fences and fancy-prancing her way into the ribbons. Bella has 34 career starts and just shy of $40k in earnings – a respectable career, but she’s just not fast enough to be very successful. She seems to know he has an elegant presence, as she stood perfectly for her CANTER photoshoot and she seemed to be gentle, sweet mare to the volunteers who saw her. Clean legs and sound – come get her!

Located in Tracy, California.

View Bella Ronski on CANTER CA.