I came to Aiken for horses, I found horses, a place I belonged, and the man of my dreams. This is the jump he built to be our alter. #redonright #eventernation #insanityinthemiddle #kissmekaiser #hopelandsgardens #eventersofinstagram #eventersolutions #passionflower #southernwedding #itwashotaf #summerwedding #yeshessweating #ilovehimanyway
Helen Kaiser met the man of her dreams in horse country. They were recently married and Mr. built Mrs. a show jump to serve as their altar. This one’s definitely a keeper! Congratulations and best wishes!
National Holiday: Do Something Nice Day (let’s do something nice every day, mmk?)
Major Events This Week:
U.S. Weekend Preview:
The Event at Skyline H.T. [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]
Thursday News and Notes:
Next up on the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series calendar is the Woodside International Horse Trials in Woodside, California. This event is a qualifier for the 2018 Final at the 2018 American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. Here’s everything you need to know about Woodside. [Gold Cup Fast Facts]
California sounds like a great place to visit, especially in winter. If you haven’t signed up for the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Long Beach, get to it! The USEA has released a pack schedule for this year’s Convention, from member meetings to educational sessions to awards ceremonies. [Convention Schedule]
What if you could put all that horse poo you spend hours picking to good use? A competition in Finland has decided to power the Helsinki International Horse Show using 100% horse manure. It will take the annual poop output of 14 horses to power the entire competition. Now that’s horse power! [The power of poop]
Jessica Bortner-Harris has a new chestnut jumping bean in her barn. She recently retired her Advanced eventer and fan favorite, Win the War, from the upper levels but new edition Whoop Whoop De Do, a 4-year-old off-track Thoroughbred, is showing great promise. Jessica and “Dom” are heading to the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky this weekend. [Could he be America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred?]
Hot on Horse Nation: Equestrian Social Media: Amateurs & Brand Ambassadorship
Thursday Video: Nicolette Merle-Smith and her mom Rosemarie’s Trakehner gelding Ratatouille made the big move up to Intermediate at the Stable View Oktoberfest Advanced Horse Trials. Way to go!