Here in Maryland the four letter S word has finally made its way into our weather forecasts, with indications of a decent accumulation for this weekend. High temperatures this week will barely break the freezing mark, and the lows are about the same as my shoe size — not really a great combination.
Meanwhile in Ocala at Meredyth Farm and Red Tail Ridge South, the Eventing 18 Developing Rider Training Sessions are just heating up. The seven riders attending the East Coast session will be spending the week working with Leslie Law on all three phases of eventing. They will also join in daily discussions and seminars to further their development as event riders.
Events Closing This Week: Sporting Day Farm Horse Trials I (SC, A-3), Stable View Winter Horse Trials I (SC, A-3), Poplar Place Farm February H.T. (GA, A-3), Pine Top Intermediate Horse Trials (GA, A-3), Galway Downs Winter H.T.(CA, A-6)
Tuesday News and Notes:
Attention all breeders! We’ve just added a new Stallions category on Sport Horse Nation, where you can advertise your stallion for $15 for a basic listing and $45 for a premium listing. Click here to add your classified ad. (Thank you to Wendy Webster for inspiring this new category!) [Sport Horse Nation]
Gulch Dies at 32 Years Old: The oldest living Breeders’ Cup Champion, Gulch, was euthanized this past Sunday at the ripe age of 32. Gulch retired after 13 wins with career earnings of more than $3,000,000. Gulch then went on to sire 72 stakes-placed runners before fully retiring from breeding in 2009. [Popular Race Sire Gulch Dies at 32]
Are you a Showing Maniac? Some are enthusiastic about showing, some don’t seem to care either way, but then there are those that may actually be a certified competition junkie. See how many of these 12 signs you can check off to determine how horse show crazy you really are. [12 Signs You’re a Competition Junkie]
Maryland Clinic with Bill Levett: Head on over to EventClinics.com and register to ride with Australian four-star event rider, Bill Levett. The clinic will be held at Woods Lane Farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland. [Bill Levett Clinic]
What Happens If? With owning chickens becoming more and more popular, what happens if your horse should break into the chicken feed? The result of such an incident could be deadly and should be acted on quickly. Read up on the importance of why you should make it a priority to keep your equine safe from the wrong feed. [Help, My Horse Ate Chicken Feed, What Should I do?]
Since this past weekend was Lesley Grant-Law’s birthday, here is a quick video of her jumping around the Prelim course at Three Lakes: