He is beauty, he is grace, he is Miss United States….wait, oh, that’s just Donner making normal deer faces. Did you vote for your American Deer in the Equiratings poll? Equiratings Horse of the Year is underway, with the pressure on as 2017 draws to a close. The final will include a North American champion….can it be Donner? I might be biased, but….I think you should vote in the most patriotic way possible, for an American made OTTB with goofy faces galore.
National Holiday: NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY
News From Around the Globe:
The snub on Andrew Nicholson continues, as he is left off the nominations for the Halberg Sportsmanship Awards, despite delivering one of the most epic comebacks this year with his win at Badminton. Following a near career-ending injury in 2015 that paralyzes 98% of individuals with the same diagnoses, Andrew came back to become the oldest winner of the competition alongside his long-time partner, Nereo, who was simultaneously the oldest horse to win Badminton as well. [Why is Nicholson Not Nominated for a Halberg?]
Ros Canter enjoyed an epic 2017, but is determined to bring even more heat in 2018. Placing 6th overall in FEI year-end rankings, the 31-year old placed in the top ten of each four-star she competed in this year, topping it off with an individual fifth place and team gold at the European championships this fall. She’s aiming for a good result at Badminton in the spring and then hopefully on the short list for the WEG at Tryon in the fall. [Ros Canter Takes on 2018]
The USEA Worth The Trust Young Adult Scholarship wine is….Melissa Baumann! Entering the 18th year, the Worth The Trust Scholarship (named after a wonderful mount of KOC’s) provides financial support to young adult amateurs and amateurs in pursuit of continuing education in three day eventing. Melissa exemplifies what we hope to find in young adult amateurs, and will enjoy a significant sum courtesy of the USEA to help her towards her goals in the upcoming year! [Worth The Trust 2018]
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