You ever have one of those weeks where you start counting the crazy things that are happening to you, and when you reach three crazy horrible things, you’re actually thankful because you’re sure now it’s got to be over? I mean, that’s the rule, right? Bad things come in threes? That’s what I thought anyway. Side note, when you have to medicate a horse eyeball every four hours, your already pathetic social life becomes non existent. Don’t poke your eye, guys, don’t do it.
National Holiday: National Vermont Day
U.S. Weekend Preview:
News From Around the Globe:
Alexis Helffrich has made the long journey east to contest his first CCI3* at Fair Hill this weekend with London Town, after successfully gaining a Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grant to help him fly his mount. While Alexis has never competed on the east coast yet, he did spend two years working and riding for Andrew Nicholson, and also achieved an instructor’s degree and a bachelors in equine management after three years of study at the National School d’Equitation in Saumur, France. [Fair Hill Via France, England and California]
Get your Fair Hill “Fast Facts”! Fair Hill hosts not only the USEF National Championships at CCI2* and CCI3*, but this is the ninth year running where it has held the YEH East Coast Championships featuring four and five-year-olds too. Find out who is returning from last year, how many horses are in each division, and all the little details in between. [Fair Hill Fast Facts]
Bidding has opened for a 1915 edition of Black Beauty, with proceeds to go to help horses in need. Anna Sewell’s 1877 classic is the one book that we’ve ALL read at least a trillion times, and rightly so. This rare edition was donated for this specific purpose, and features stunning color illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch that need to be seen to be believed. [Bid Now!]
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Ben Hobday, the master of social media (at least in England, obvi nobody can take on Lainey Ashker here in the states). What are the eight things that Ben just can’t live without in his barn and his life? Some things are obvious, but some things, like a Honda push mower for therapeutic meditation, are not quite so predictable. [8 Essentials for Ben Hobday]