Squee! Great to see Team Davidson head cheerleader Aubrey sporting her mum’s cross country colors at Virginia Horse Trials over the weekend! Andrea was out and about with the very special Mr Poppers, with whom she placed second in the Open Novice division.
We’ve seen Aubrey in her dad and grandfather’s signature red-and-yellow as well, so it’s hard to say which way she’ll lean should she decide to hit the start box herself someday — you’ve got some tough fashion choices to make in the future, kiddo. Maybe she’ll just go rogue and do her own thing. Pink and purple all the way, Aubrey! We support it.
Events Opening This Week:
Aspen Ridge H.T. (CO, A-9), The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (MD, A-2), Genesee Valley Hunt H.T.(NY, A-1), Riga Meadow H.T. (CT, A-1), Champagne Run at the Park H.T. (KY, A-8), Western Underground, Inc Coconino Summer HT & T/N3D Event (AZ, A-10)
Events Closing Today:
Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (MD, A-2), Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (PA, A-2), Great Vista Horse Trials (NY, A-1), Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (WI, A-4), Golden Spike H.T. (UT, A-9), Lost Hounds H.T. (PA, A-2), Full Gallop Farm June Horse Trials (SC, A-3)
Tuesday News and Notes:
If you have not yet enrolled your Thoroughbred hunter or jumper in the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League, it’s not too late. Now in its second season, the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League offers a total of $30,000 in year-end High-Score Awards to the top 10 League hunters and jumpers, but you have to be a member to earn points. Not a member, but already earned points in TAKE2 affiliated classes? Don’t let those points go to waste. Late memberships accepted until today, May 31 — join now and receive half of the TAKE2 points accumulated prior to enrollment. [TAKE2 Thoroughbred League]
Kentucky Equine Research and EN are teaming up to host the Great KER Fitness Challenge this spring! Download the free KER ClockIt Sport app for your phone and record your rides for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop.kerx.com, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with your choice of Bruce Davidson, Liz Halliday-Sharp, or Dom or Jimmie Schramm; and a feature story about you and your horse on EN. Entries close May 31! [Contest Details]
The auction for a County Solution Monoflap Saddle won by Jersey Fresh CCI3* winner Ryan Wood closes tomorrow. Proceeds benefit a college fund created on YouCaring.com for Philippa Humphrey’s daughter Millie. The winner of the auction may choose a different saddle model, and County Saddlery will also donate the saddle’s retail value of $4,995 to the fund. The auction runs through 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 1. [Bid on a County Saddle to Support Millie’s College Fund]
SmartPak has extended its Memorial Day sale through today! Get 15% off with the promo code MEM16, and as always orders over $75 qualify for free shipping. I took advantage of the sale to buy some SmartFlex III joint supplement, fly spray, Thrushbuster and new SmartPak fly masks for both my boys, embroidered with their names, which they hopefully will not sink to the bottom of the pond or bury in the woods LIKE THE ONES I JUST BOUGHT YOU GUYS A COUPLE MONTHS AGO I’M SERIOUS THIS TIME DON’T DO IT OR WHATEVER I’LL JUST LET THE FLIES EAT YOUR EYEBALLS GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. Love, mom. [SmartPak Memorial Day Sale]
Horseware is giving one lucky winner a VIP experience at the 2016 Dublin Horse Show! Flights, Wednesday night hotel and Wednesday VIP tickets included, as well as your chance to meet the stars of the #makingachampion series. Winner announced Tuesday, June 7th. [Contest Details]
One more reason you don’t want to miss the 13th annual Surefire Horse Trials: Jan Byyny is donating a portion of this year’s proceeds to the Stroke Comeback Center, a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers ongoing programs and support to families living with aphasia as a result of stroke or brain trauma. Entries close on June 7th, so send yours in today! [Surefire Horse Trials]
Entries are now open for Sharon White and Last Frontier Farm’s JUMP! 2016 event! The annual derby horse trial will be on Monday, July 4. It will be a fun day of riding, raffles, silent auction items, food, and lots more! [Enter Online]
For many riders, just being in Devon Horse Show’s iconic Dixon Blue Oval is a life goal and accomplishment. Here are a few of Jumper Nation’s favorite images from the Devon Horse Show’s Junior Weekend! [Back at the Barn with Kentucky Performance Products: Behind the Scenes at Devon]