I’m here at Fair Hill, bunking in a trailer with one of my oldest friends from the terrors of working student days, and even though the event is only two days long for me, it feels like a mini vacation. Well, minus the fact that everyone on their way to this event got stuck in the most god-awful traffic on 95 (regardless of northern or southern origin). I was stuck for over an hour standing still! People saw trucks ablaze the side of the road! Madness!
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Can you remember David O’Connor’s big ride Wilton Fair? By big I mean literally too, this Irish gelding was a stocky 17.3 hands, and while he proved too much horse for several people before David, this pair was very successful at the upper levels together. Relive the glory days of David and “Wilbur” with this Throwback Thursday from the USEA. [Wilton Fair & David O’Connor]
Best of heartfelt-letter-to-a-horse blogs: Lainey Ashker Writes to Anthony Patch
Hot on Horse Nation: Fantasy Farm = Narnia
Sore No More Liniment is a must-have for your trunk at shows and at home. This wonderful little bottle is proven to help reduce deep tissue and soft tissue discomfort, and improve the performance of equine athletes. I actually do notice the difference between a leg wrapped with Sore-No-More and a leg dry wrapped. This Performance Ultra Liniment also is specifically formulated so that it is FEI legal. [SmartPak Product of The Day]
Looking for a first-show experience for your baby event horse? Silver Fern Farm’s Young Horse Series features three shows (April 29, June 10 and Sept. 2) in Earleville, MD. Bring all of your greenies out — there will be in-hand classes for all disciplines and breeds, as well as baby green under saddle and crossrail classes,” explains series founder MaryAnn Luke. “My goal is to make this show series well run and mimic a rated type show, but be a relaxed venue for all involved to learn and become more adjusted in a safe inviting environment.” [Silver Fern Farm Young Horse Series]
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