Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Breakfast of Champions. Boyd using the grill to make eggs and instant coffee due to lack of power at Bridle Creek. Photo from Silliman Eventing's Twitter feed (@CSEventing) Breakfast of Champions. Boyd using the grill to make eggs and instant coffee due to lack of power at Bridle Creek. Photo from Silliman Eventing's Twitter feed (@CSEventing)

There is a point where exhaustion gives over to goofiness and a strange sense of euphoria.  I hit that point last night, driving home from a long day at a local jumper show. Queen’s “We Are The Champions” came on the radio.  Alone in my truck, I sang along at the top of my lungs, doing my best Freddie Mercury hand motions as I rolled along through deep country dark back towards suburbia.  Indeed EN, we -are- the champions of the world. We are eventers! Just look at Boyd. Nothing can stop us! Not even an ice storm in Aiken!

Weekend Results: 

Rocking Horse Winter II [Final Scores]

Paradise Farm [Final Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park HT [Final Scores]

Events Opening This Week: 
The Fork CIC3*/CIC2* & HT (NC, A-2)
Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3)
CDCTA Spring Horse Trials (VA, A-2)
Spring Bay H.T. (KY, A-8)

Monday News and Notes:
Another birthday shout-out is in order, this time for Colleen Rutledge!
 Even though Aiken is very chilly at the moment and much of the area has been without power, I would be willing to bet that Colleen and her crew will find some time for fun.  Head on over to her Facebook page and wish her a happy birthday! [Colleen Rutledge Eventing on Facebook]

It has been an exceptionally rough winter when it’s come to colic and other medical emergencies among the eventing crowd.  Please keep a kind thought out for Olivia Loiacano’s horse Subway.  Subway had emergency colic surgery on Friday night.  During the five hour surgery, veterinarians resectioned his small intestine.  Subway is currently recovering.
The Aiken Gala has been rescheduled for THIS Wednesday, February 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Willcox in downtown Aiken! Attire is casual cocktail. Please come out and support our team! The Willcox address is 100 Colleton Ave SW, Aiken. Email us if you have any questions or if you haven’t already RSVP’d: [email protected].
Don’t forget to send a photo for the Smooch Your Horse Contest Presented by Hamilton BioVet! Send a photo of you kissing your horse to [email protected] by midnight EST tonight for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Hamilton BioVet. [Entry Details]
Calling all FEH/YEH aficionados! Join the USEA on February 24th and 25th for their Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Educational Seminar. The seminar will be held at Ocala’s Longwood Farm, and will include presentations from breeders and judges, as well as in-hand and ridden demos. The event is FREE for USEA members, and $50 for non-members.  Catch the High Performance training sessions while you’re there! [USEA]
Rebecca Brown has set up a RocketHub project to fund an upper level horse . After getting a degree in finance and building a business, she spent her time honing her skills in the show jumping ring with Joe Fargis as well as earning her Bronze and Silver medals from USDF.  She’s brought along a few young horses as well as participated in the Maccabiah Games.  Check out her RocketHub project! [A New Equine Venture For Rebecca Brown]
Monday Video: 
Laine Ashker recently picked up a GoPro and stuck it to the side of her head.  Lets go for a ride!

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