Eventers in Ocala, Florida hunkered down this weekend in preparation for Irma. At the time of publication, no issues have been reported out of the Ocala area, but they are in our thoughts as they handle troubling conditions!
And as always, we remember the many lives lost on this tremendously significant day in 2001.
National Holiday: National Hot Cross Bun Day
U.S. Weekend Action:
Flying a horse overseas is no easy task. The process took Doug Payne’s groom, Courtney Carson, 60 hours to ensure that Vandiver made it to Blenheim safely and happily. She had a quick scare when her jeans didn’t fit the in-flight dress code, but fortunately said it was an otherwise uneventful experience. [Getting There is Half the Battle]
USEA’s Instructors’ Certification Program YEH Workshops are heading west. The ICP YEH Professional Trainer and Instructor Certificates were introduced earlier this year to complement the USEA’s Young Event Horse program via ICP education and certification of high-quality instructors and trainers involved with young horses. Now the midwest and California have an easier go at attending a workshop as the USEA has just announced two new opportunities at Stone Gate Farm in Hanoverton, Ohio and Lone Tree Farm in Waterford, California. [New Instructors’ Certification Program YEH Workshops Added to the Calendar]
There’s a lot to consider when shopping for your dream horse property. It’s not all about the arenas or barns, you should consider location, size, vegetation and terrain. These are all issues that will have a big impact on your work load. Of course, then consider the exsisting structures and see if you can make those to fit your needs. [Shopping for a Horse Farm Property]
Best of Blogs: For the Record
Monday Video: Lainey Ashker put on her DQ hat this weekend for some super sandbox practice.