I’m probably dating myself by asking this, but who else remembers the Dennis Leary album ‘No Cure For Cancer’? Dennis got it wrong – it’s EVENTING that leads to carpentry. One of the best things about eventing is that it’s the only sport where you get to rampage around and leap over art. There are some very talented jump builders out there who possess some truly amazing building skills. I can barely put a nail in straight. I can’t wait to see the Stonehenge complex at Carolina Horse Park when it is all done!
Also, just in case you need something to make your day a little brighter, we are less than two weeks away from daylight savings! Getting up early for work that first day is going to be awful, but when it’s still light out at almost 7pm it will so be worth it!
Pine Top Spring Advanced HT [Final Scores]
Events Opening This Week:
Ocala Horse Properties International 3-Day Event, (FL, A-3) Twin Rivers Spring Three-Day Event & H.T. (CA, A-6) St. Johns H.T. (AZ, A-10) Pine Hill Spring H.T. (TX, A-5) Plantation Field H.T. (PA, A-2) FENCE H.T. (SC, A-3)
Monday News and Notes:
Earlier this month Nicole Le May, a young eventer from Area X, suffered a traumatic brain injury after a fall. Nicole has been taken off of the ventilator, but has still not woken up. She is currently in the ICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A GoFundMe page has been established to help the family manage the overwhelming medical costs. [Nicole Le May Recovery Fund on GoFundMe]
Liz Halliday is on cloud nine after taking home the win in the Vale Sabroso CIC 2* aboard Fernhill By Night. For her efforts, she has a rather fancy new Harley Davidson. Not going to lie, I’m kind of totally jealous. Pop over to her Facebook page and check out her sweet new ride. Question is, did she load it in the trailer or ride it home? [Liz Halliday’s Facebook Page]
Speaking of Facebook, you may have seen something circulating about 13 horses at Eagle Rock Equestrian Center needing to be rehomed or they would be euthanized due to the facility’s closure. While it is true that the Pennsylvania barn is changing ownership, the rumors about the possible fate of the horses are inaccurate. [More from PAHomepage.com]
Access to eventing Dressage at the WEGs in Normandy looks as though it may prove challenging. Dressage will be held at le Pin National stud which will only be accessible by car. Cross country day spectators will have access to shuttles from various towns in the region. I say that this is simply further proof that no one really enjoys dressage, we all just tolerate it in order to get out on the cross country course. [More from Horsetalk.co.nz]
After a stellar career, Miner’s Frolic is retiring early due to a cardiac condition. Under Tina Cook, Miner’s Frolic has been a consistent contributor to the British Team’s success at the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games. Vets say that his cardiac condition is relatively minor and will not need treatment as he will no longer be performing at high levels. [More from TheHorse.com]
British Eventing has adopted some new rules in relation to concussions. All riders who suffer a concussion will be suspended for 21 days. The new rules also take in to account ‘delayed concussions’ where the symptoms develop hours or days after an accident. Riders who may have a concussion after a fall will need to be re-examined two hours after the fall. Failure to report for examination will result in the 21 day suspension. I always find it interesting to see how safety issues are handled by the various national eventing organizations. [More from Horsetalk.co.nz]
Monday Video: I am always amused by horses and ponies who make funny sounds. My mare grunts like she’s playing tennis. This had me in stitches. Too cute for words.