This was one of the best examples of “getting it done” from this past weekend at Burghley. The terrain made this huge corner at the Dairy Mound even trickier, and when things weren’t looking perfect for Warren Lamperd, his 16-year-old Holstiener mare Silvia took matters into her own hands and banked it. I’ll admit, I gasped a bit, but they pulled it off so well it looked purposeful. This mare knows what she’s doing!
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Events Opening This Week: The Virginia CCI* + H.T. (VA, A-2) Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8) Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. (SC, A-3) Windermere Run H.T. (MO, A-4) Waredaca Classic N and T 3D Event & H.T. (MD, A-2) Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Pine Hill Fall H.T. (TX, A-5)
Events Closing This Week: Twin Rivers Fall H.T. (CA, A-6) Flora Lea Fall H.T. (NJ, A-2) Equestrians Institute H.T. (WA, A-7) FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm (MD, A-2) Surefire Farm H.T. (VA, A-2) Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall H.T. (MA, A-1) Sundance Farm H.T. (WI, A-4)
Kathleen Bertuna saved for 12 years to buy her horse. And Millye’s Mojave has made the wait worth her while. Though she missed her kid’s soccer game, she was leading the victory gallop at the AEC on Sunday after taking nearly two decades off from riding. AEC has been dubbed the feel-good event of the year, and 2017 was no exception. [Bertuna Comes Back To Eventing With A Bang At The AEC]
Forage is crucial to a healthy horse’s diet, but are you choosing the right hay? First, you’ve got to choose your type. Then, whether you choose grass or legume, you’ve got to know what type of cut you are getting – the first cut of the year is usually most nutritious. [Planning Hay Purchases]
Four months ago, Coti Hausman found herself in the Intensive Care Unit with her AEC dreams squashed – or so she thought. A kick left her with a very serious liver laceration, but Coti dug deep to achieve her dreams. She turned all her focus on making it to AEC, and her hardwork was rewarded with a blue ribbon. [AEC Spotlight: Coti Hausman and Quantico Write Their Own Cinderella Story]
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