Saturday Links from Tipperary

My aunt, Merry Farrington, with Dixie and Sonny, sometime in the late 80's or early 90's. My aunt, Merry Farrington, with Dixie and Sonny, sometime in the late 80's or early 90's.

The holiday season is in full swing. It’s time for those year-end awards banquets, the USEA Convention and barn parties. It’s also time for making hyper-specific wish-lists for your non-horsey friends and family. For the longest time, most everyone in my family had this strange notion that a gift card to my favorite tack shop was too impersonal. Fortunately I have a fabulous horsewoman in the family, my Auntie Merry. When I was a kid, she not only acted as our personal shopper in finding safe, sane, sound and appropriate horses, but she also was undoubtedly a resource for making sure holiday gifts were the right size for my pony and my cousin’s pony. These days I am able to source my own horses, but she’s still the first and most valued opinion I seek when I’m shopping. If I had one holiday wish for all my horsey friends, it’s that they would all have their own Auntie Merry.

Saturday Links:

British Eventing calls time on top hats and beaglers

O’Connor Talks Strategy with USEF High Performance Riders

David O’Connor to Serve as US Eventing Technical Advisor

Canberra business man Terry Snow donates $250,000 to improve safety in equestrian sport

Vaccination to control Equine Influenza during an outbreak

Penn Vet to establish professorship in Equine Medicine

Saturday Video: ‘Tis the season for videos like this!

 

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