The eventing community has gone above and beyond in raising money towards Lee Lee’s recovery, with everyone from riders and trainers to local tack stores donated their time and services towards helping Lee Lee. EN raised money at the Rolex tailgate, funded by regular people just wanting to help out. The grand total is over $33,000 towards her rehabilitation and care, and the generosity of the community is just outstanding! We are so lucky to be in a world where kindness like this happens, I can’t even process it truthfully. Thank you to everyone who helped out!
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Boyd Martin was a keynote speaker at the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses yesterday in Washington, D.C. “It was a real and wonderful honor to get invited to talk at such a huge event, and it’s even more special for me because I am a big racehorse fan and have had a lot of success with off-the-track Thoroughbreds changing their careers to be three-day event horses,” said Martin. “In America, we have a massive pool of top-class, athletic Thoroughbreds that need another job after they finish their racing careers, and I’m a big believer that the Thoroughbred is still the ultimate event horse.” [Boyd Martin Keynote Speaker for Thoroughbred’s Second Careers]
Introducing your young horse to trakehner jumps can be daunting if not approached in a systematic manner. Sharon White lends her voice on how she teaches young horses to jump trakehners, which now show up very early in their competitive careers. While Sharon has a cross country schooling field in her back yard, she knows ways to make it work at home when you can’t easily access a ditch on a regular basis. Read more at the USEA. [How To Introduce a Young Horse to Trakehners]
A filly in Scotland sired by one of the Queen’s horses is seeking a name. Interested in naming one of the Queen’s horses? You can submit your proposal to HorseBack UK, a Scotland-based charity that uses horsemanship to improve the lives of the injured and sick of the military community. This beautiful little girl has looks to die for, with both American Quarter Horse and Highland Pony for bloodlines. Send your name today! [Name the Queen’s Filly]
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