We received word yesterday that a horse from eventer Courtney Sendak’s barn has gone missing. Located in Upperco, Maryland, Iron League is a gray/white Oldenburg gelding standing 16.3hh. He jumped a fence and ran off the farm. Iron League was last seen on Black Road and, later, crossing into Carroll County. He has a bright purple blanket and a halter on.
Courtney has been posting updates on her Facebook page, which you can follow here. If you’re in the area, as of this morning the horse is still missing with no recent sightings. If you have information, you can contact Courtney via phone or text at (443)-610-7221. Let’s bring Iron League home!
Events Opening Today: Morven Park Spring Horse Trial (VA, A-2), Stable View Horse Trials (SC, A-3), Rocking Horse Spring H.T. (FL, A-3), Full Gallop Farm II H.T. (SC, A-3), Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (TX, A-5), Galway Downs International Horse Trials (CA, A-6), Twin Rivers Spring Three-Day Event (CA, A-6)
Events Closing Today: Full Gallop Farm February II H.T. (SC, A-3), Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. (FL, A-3), Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials II (SC, A-3), Sol Events Season Opener at Circle T (TX, A-5), Twin Rivers Winter H.T. (CA, A-6)
News and Notes:
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Paul Hodgson named BE’s new chairman: The British Eventing Board of Directors is welcoming Paul Hodgson as its new chairman, set to begin his term on March 1st. Hodgson, who is passionate about eventing and hunting, has been vice-chairperson of the British Eventing Organisers Association (BEOA) and is one of the Richmond Horse Trials’ organizers. [Horsetalk]
Buyer beware: A New Mexico teen has been the victim of a cyber scam. The alleged scammer, Marie Nok, had listed a palomino horse online and told the young woman to send $1,072 to “transport the animal from St. Louis to Albuquerque.” When an additional $4,800 was requested via Western Union, the buyer reported the incident to the police. This serves as a painful reminder to be cautious when making online purchases; make sure you either know the seller personally, or that they come from a legitimate retailer or individual. [The Horse]
Neck crest study brings surprising results: A British study on the patterns of neck fat distribution on horses and ponies found that neck crests tended to be fattier at the end of winter, rather than at the end of summer. This goes against the stereotypical patterns of horses being fatter overall at the end of summer. What could be some possible reasons for this? [Horsetalk]