The eventing community continues to reel after receiving the devastating news that our friend Jon Sonkin passed away suddenly yesterday morning. In honor of our friend, who could always be seen with a big smile and a few C4 belts in hand, eventer Ashley Russell has suggested that we ride in Jon’s signature colors of green and white this weekend. Jon was also a fan of shamrocks, so we know he’d smile if he saw a bunch of green shamrocks rocking around cross country. You will be so sorely missed, Jon.
There is a GoFundMe account that has been made in Jon’s honor to assist with his expenses. If you’d like to help out, click here.
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News & Notes:
John Michael Durr has made quite the name for himself between competing in both eventing and show jumping/hunters, but also course designing. In this new column on the USEA website, JM talks about the importance and keys to designing courses for young event horses. [Designing for YEH]
There are all days when we wonder why we get up every day to do what we do. This timely blog from British eventer Simon Grieve talks about his feelings on what keeps him going on the tough days. [Simon Grieve: Why I Do This Job]
Are you thinking of pulling your horse’s shoes? Before you do, take a look at this helpful article for some key insights on what to bear in mind when going barefoot. [Back to Barefoot]
Check out the latest sale video for Pumba, the most bombproof horse in the world. This video was made when a buyer asked if Pumba was alright around llamas…