Between the ears Hawaii style! Nancy Jones, organizer of Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials in Maryland, went to visit her daughter and graduate Pony Clubber, Andrea Jones, and they couldn’t resist taking a sunset trail ride. Andrea is serving in Hawaii with AmeriCorps for a year, and Nancy went to Hawaii to visit her for the holidays. Nancy said it best: “A far cry from the weather in Area 2!” TRUTH!
National Holiday: National Thank God It’s Monday Day (only because I had to Ocala on Saturday!)
U.S. Weekend Results … so soon!
The first U.S. horse trials will kick off on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Majestic Oaks Horse Trials in Ocala, Florida. Let the countdown to the 2019 season officially begin!
Your Monday News & Notes:
Grand Oaks Horse Trials in Weirsdale, Florida has waived the late fee for entries, so you still have until tomorrow, Jan. 8 to enter. Due to rider request, the organizers scheduled the show to run in a one-day format and reduced the ship-in fee to $25 per day. This is a fabulous event and one I’m looking forward to competing at again this year. [Grand Oaks Omnibus]
Voting is open for 2018 Eventing Nation Horse of the Year! The EN staff nominated four horses that had standout seasons in 2018: Frankie Thieriot Stutes’s mount Chatwin, Caroline Martin’s mount Islandwood Captain Jack, Boyd Martin’s mount Long Island T, and Phillip Dutton’s mount Z. Be sure to cast your vote before the polls close on Wednesday. [Vote for 2018 Eventing Nation Horse of the Year!]
Phillip Dutton has acquired the ride on an exciting young horse in 6-year-old French champion California d’Horset. The mare also finished 5th in the 6-year-old FEI World Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Angers with Yannick Dirou. [California d’Horset Sold to America as New Mount for Phillip Dutton]
Let’s get to know Krista Wilson, winner of the 2019 USEA Worth the Trust Sports Psychology Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to help amateur riders strengthen their mental game, and Krista, a school teacher in Florida, plans to use her scholarship to banish her dressage demons for good. Best of luck, Krista! [2019 Worth the Trust Sports Psychology Scholarship Winner: Krista Wilson]
The Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week just wrapped up in Wellington, Florida. As always Robert Dover shared a wealth of knowledge and nuggets of wisdom. [What Would It Cost To Hire Robert Dover As My Life Coach? 8 More Lessons From The King Of Positivity]