It’s not often there’s a snow delay at an event, but the conditions were such that the Ground Jury at the Southern Pines Horse Trials in North Carolina opted to cancel cross country on Sunday. It’s always a tough decision for officials to make, but we know they do it for the benefit of the competitors and applaud them for it. There’s always another show!
Monday News and Notes:
The Ocala Jockey Club is looking ahead to the second annual international three-day event this November. Shelley Page has come on board as the organizer for the CIC3*, CCI2* and CCI* competition November 16-19. Mike Etherington-Smith will design the CIC3* cross country while Clayton Fredericks is in charge of the one and two-star courses. Learn more at http://www.ocalajc.com/ [OJC Set for November]
Eventing teams from colleges and universities around the country are gearing up to compete at the USEA Intercollegiate Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials in May, and the students are hard at work fundraising to make it happen! The Auburn Eventing Team is hosting an online auction to raise money to send teams to the Championship. Last year they we were able to raise enough money to pay the entry fees and stabling for a full team of four. This year they are trying to field two teams to give more of their members the opportunity to compete. They are currently seeking items to auction, from gift certificates to lessons to tack and other equipment or equine services. For more information or to donate directly, contact [email protected].
The Horseback Ride “N” Ruck March is an annual event that is held in order to raise funds for organizations that provide assistance to Veterans in need. In March 2017, Friend of eventing Margaux Gebers and Jeffry Silba will be traveling across the Western Texas, Trans Pecos Plains, covering 550 miles in 30 days to bring awareness, aid, and assistance to veterans, those who have gone too soon and their families. [Ride ‘N’ Ruck Facebook] [Ride ‘N’ Ruck Go Fund Me]