You know what I love most about watching NAYC? The obvious love that those young riders have for their horses, and how they don’t hold back with showing it. We could use more of that in the professional ranks with adult riders, because when we spy that kind of overt passion, we all can relate. After all, isn’t the love of a pony why we all got here one way or another?
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Nominations are open for the Ira Schulman Thoroughbred Rehoming Award for the Retired Racehorse Project 2018. Created to recognize an individual who successfully and responsibly repurposes off-track Thoroughbreds as a professional, the award honors the legacy of Schulman, whose career in placing OTTBs spanned over 50 years with thousands of horses going on to second-career homes. [Nominate for Ira Schulman TB Rehoming Award]
Obvi, CHIO Aachen needs to go on your bucket list. We hope we don’t need to convince you, but in case you’re on the fence, Noelle Floyd has come up with a pretty convincing argument. Where else will you get to watch Henrik von Eckermann, McLain Ward, and Marcus Ehning battle it out Gladiator style in the jump-off, see the German enthusiasm for Dressage, and of course watch the best Eventers in the world ALL IN ONE PLACE? [Wish You Were Here: CHIO Aachen]
You race 33 times, you win over $1.5 million on the track, now what? Of course you go into training with Phillip Dutton to start a new career as an Event horse. 7-year-old grade-1 winner Ring Weekend has arrived at True Prospect farm this week, and begun his journey into his second career, and we can’t wait to see what happens. [Ring Weekend in Training with Phillip Dutton]