This photo of new barn rules has been circulating on social media this week, and I have to say it’s brilliant. The fines are hefty! I do disagree with the horse treats part, but that’s only because I use them in training techniques. As long as they are used intentionally they have good merit in training a horse, but excessive and arbitrary usage of horse cookies makes for spoilt ponies. Pay attention, students, or your lesson could be very costly!
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Stable View, Plantation Field, and Fair Hill have partnered together to offer big rewards for young riders at the Preliminary and 1* level this spring. Starting with the Spring Stable View Event in March, the 21 Challenge Series also includes the April Fair Hill HT and the May Plantation Field HT. Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors on cumulative scores, and will include up to one month’s free board, on site accommodations and training sessions with resident Olympians at Stable View for the 2018 winter season. [21 Challenge Series]
After the incredibly tragic loss of beloved trainer Javier Corradini, friends and family have set up an online fund to benefit his young daughters college dreams. The fund is set up to raise money so Javier and Cate’s two daughters have money for college tuition when they are of age, and will soon be transfered to a 529 college fund for the girls. If you want to do something to help this family, please consider helping precious Georgia and Charleigh have a secure future which includes higher education. [In Memory of Javier Corradini]
Chris Burton is the fastest cross country rider in the world, according to Equiratings. What makes him so darn good? He’s been lending his expertise to riders down in Florida all week, but in this video from Horse & Country, he explains what he thinks makes him excellent at making the time. Hint: it’s about good brakes, and a sharp eye. [Chris Burton Reveals His Secrets]
Tonight. Aiken. Pizza Joint. Be there. A portion of all profits from pizza tonight from 5pm to close will go to benefit the USC Aiken Eventing Team as they gear up to compete at the Virginia Horse Trials in May. If you’re in Aiken spending the winter with your fellow eventer, come out and enjoy a slice of delicious pizza and benefit your community of dedicated horse riders! [Aiken Pizza Joint]