Eventers, brace yourselves. George Morris is teaching a clinic at Windurra USA today and tomorrow, which is open to auditors! The cost of auditing both days of the clinic: $60. The opportunity to watch and learn from the master: priceless.
The ride times for today are as follows:
Events Opening Today: Cosequin Stuart H T (NY, A-1), Huntington Farm H.T. (VT, A-1), Riga Meadow H.T. (CT, A-1), The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm I (MD, A-2), Roebke’s Run H.T. (MN, A-4), 39th Annual Whidbey Island H.T. (WA, A-7), Event at Rebecca Farm (MT, A-7), Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (KY, A-8), Powder Basin H.T. (WY, A-9), Coconino Summer I H.T. (AZ, A-10)
Events Closing Today: Valinor Farm Horse Trials (MA, A-1), Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (MD, A-2), Full Gallop Farm June Horse Trials (SC, A-3), Queeny Park H.T. (MO, A-4), Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (WI, A-4), Round Top H.T. (CO, A-9)
News and Notes:
YRAP WoW Camp: The Area II Young Rider Advancement Program WoW Camp will be held June 29-July 2. WoW Camp is open to all Program Riders including the adults for the YRAP entry fee. Entries mailed by May 31 are just $525 for 4 days of lessons at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Instructors include Lynn Symansky, Sinead Halpin, Tik Maynard, Kristin Schmolze. and Skyeler Voss. None program riders are also welcome at the “non-member” rate. Contact Chris Donovan at [email protected] for an application.
I see London, I see France… With show season comes the dreaded Wearing of the White Breeches, not to mention the even more dreaded VPL (visible panty-lines). Fortunately, there are some lightweight, antimicrobial and seamless options available for equestrian athletes everywhere! EN’s Colleen Peachey reviewed the Knixwear FitKnix Air Boyshorts last month. This month, HN’s Morgane Schmidt Gabriel reviews the Knixwear High Rise Brief. Read all about it here: [HN: Knixwear Product Review]
Tragedy at Devon: On May 23, junior hunter rider Emma Kurtz’s mount Cambridge suffered a fatal accident while competing at the Devon Horse Show. Cambridge, owned by Scott Stewart, died when he fell on course and got tangled in the rails of a vertical jump. We send our deepest condolences to Scott, Emma, and all who knew and loved Cambridge. [CotH: Cambridge dies at Devon Horse Show]
High school equestrians can earn varsity letters: I wish I’d known about this program when I was in high school! The USEF offers a varsity lettering program for equestrian athletes who apply and complete certain requirements. Read about two high school athletes from New Jersey who followed their dreams and helped overcome the stereotype that “horseback riding isn’t a sport”: [NJ.com: No horsein’ around, high school equestrians can earn varsity letters]
Video of the Day: Watch highlights from George Morris’ clinic at Windurra in August 2013, featuring some familiar human and equine faces: