Whidbey Island hosted its 40th annual horse trials this past weekend, and organizer Linda Chatfield paid tribute to hometown girl and U.S. Olympic traveling reserve Maya Black with this fence on the cross country course. We’ll all be cheering for Maya and Doesn’t Play Fair as they head to Rio!
In other news, remember when EN teamed up with Fleeceworks to host our inaugural Scavenger Hunt at Rolex? EN readers completed tasks like taking a selfie with a Fleeceworks rider and stopping by the Fleeceworks booth in the trade fair to answer Rolex trivia questions each day, plus bonus challenges like snapping a photo of the elusive John Thier.
The team of Megan Corbett, Lauren Romanelli, Lisa Schapira and Laura Mungioli won the Scavenger Hunt — they even managed to track down John in the media center, which is no easy task! — and will cash in on their grand prize: a clinic with Fleeceworks rider Tamie Smith! Tamie will be teaching the clinic in College Grove, Tennessee, over the weekend of Nov. 19 and 20.
We’ll be bringing you a full report on the clinic right here on EN, and we’re excited to partner with Fleeceworks to bring you more amazing contests like this in the future. Be sure to check out the full line of Fleeceworks pads on their website. Let us know in the comments below: What do you think should be the prize at next year’s Fleeceworks Rolex Scavenger Hunt?
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Monday News and Notes:
Peony Vodka has announced its sponsorship of the “Survivor’s Award” at four Area 1 equestrian events this summer: Fitchs’ Corners Horse Trials (July 23 – 24), Millbrook Horse Trials (August 4 – 7), Area 1 Championships at the Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club Horse Trials (August 15 – 16) and Town Hill Horse Trials (August 27 – 28). Believing that each competitor who finishes is a winner in their own right, the Peony Vodka Survivor’s Award will be presented to the Adult Rider who completes the event – albeit in last place. Leslie Farhangi, the creator of Peony Vodka, a life long horse person and longtime volunteer, said she wants to honor the spirit of eventing and “have a little fun while doing it.” Cheers to you, Leslie!
When it seems as though we live in a more disaster-prone time than ever, having a plan can make all the difference when it comes to your horse’s safety. Our sister site Horse Nation has put together some tips and advice. [Are You Ready?]
When writing out yet another rent check or cringing at the exorbitant costs of land and/or a modest equestrian property, sometimes I consider throwing in the towel on home ownership altogether and living out of my horse trailer. If the living quarters looked like these, the choice would be easy. [13 Spectacular Horse Trailer Living Quarters]
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises: If you’re advertising in a print outlet on a budget, be sure to ask the ad manager if there are any discounts for committing to multiple issues for the year. Another money-saving tip is to advertise every other month, as this still keeps your name consistently in front of your audience.
The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Teams takes Gold at the first ever North American FEI Nations Cup at the Land Rover Great Meadow International. Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen also scored the individual win #GMI2016
Posted by United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) on Sunday, July 10, 2016