A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of a work in progress in my studio. Well, this curious Norwegian Fjord has been completed, and I wanted to share the finished drawing with everyone in the Eventing Nation!
Speaking of Fjords, Saturday was the annual open house at Woodloch Stable, the boarding and training facility that work and board at. In addition to some impressive drill team performances and a training clinic that I was excited to participate in, this adorable Fjord mare was shown by her owner Maia Ramberg in a riding demo and in a vaulting demo. Too cute!
Go Fjords. Go Eventing.
Events Opening Today: Larkin Hill H.T. (New York, A-1), Great Vista Horse Trials (New York, A-1), Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-2), Surefire H.T. (Virginia, A-2), Full Gallop Farm June Horse Trials (South Carolina, A-3), Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials (Illinois, A-4), Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. I (California, A-6), Midsouth Pony Club H.T. (Kentucky, A-8), Lost Hounds H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-8), Encore H.T. (Michigan, A-8), Golden Spike H.T. (Utah, A-9)
Events Closing Today: Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. (Connecticut, A-1), Virginia Horse Horse Trials (Virginia, A-2), Flora Lea Spring H.T. (New Jersey, A-2), Paradise Farm HT (South Carolina, A-3), Memorial Days at Corona Del Sol HT (Texas, A-5), The Spring Event at Woodside (California, A-6), Equestrians Institute H.T. (Washington, A-7), May-Daze at the Park H.T. (Kentucky, A-8), Coconino Spring H.T. and Dressage Show (Arizona, A-10)
News and Notes:
Will Coleman Clinic Wrap-Up: Yesterday, Cavalor-sponsored rider William Coleman III spent the day at Shawan Downs Equestrian Center in Cockeysville, MD teaching a stadium jumping and cross-country clinic for riders from Beginner Novice to Preliminary levels. The clinic also included lunch for the riders, auditors and friends of Olney Farm plus Cavalor buckets filled with goodies. It was a terrific day all around. If you’d like to win a clinic for your barn, sign up for Barn Night 2014 on wihs.org. Barn Night will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, during the 56th annual Washington International Horse Show, Oct. 21-26, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
Cavalor Feed for Thought: Horses are natural grazers, so it is important to know about the various types of hay and the nutrition they provide. Cool-season grasses are grown in areas where extreme temperatures cause them to store more non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs). These kinds of hay are palatable for picky horses. Warm-season grasses store fewer NSCs than cool-season grasses, making them ideal for easy keepers. Grain hays are palatable but low in protein, but provide adequate nutrition when combined with legume hays, which are high in protein and calories. [Feed for Thought]
Congrats, Emilee Libby: After Helen Bouscaren, the winner of the H.E. ‘Tex’ Sutton Forwarding Company Travel Grant, announced that she would not be able to go to Bromont, alternate Emilee Libby was notified that she is receiving the grant instead. Emilee and her OTTB Nonsensical will be using their grant to go to Jersey Fresh this coming weekend. “I am of course bummed for Helen, but thrilled and extremely thankful to PRO & H.E. ‘Tex’ Sutton Company for awarding this grant to help get riders to three-day events on both coasts,” Emilee said. Good luck, Emilee and Nonsensical! [PRO]
Morven Park is Getting a Facelift: From equestrian events to soccer games, Morven Park is a haven for activities of all kinds in Leesburg, Virginia. Recently, its Board of Trustees decided to move forward with some renovations to the equestrian center, including building new competition arenas, implementing new arena footing, and building new barns and an indoor arena complex. Check out Lauren Sprieser’s account of Morven Park’s upcoming makeover and some of the difficulties this project is facing. [Chronicle of the Horse]
Video of the Day: If you haven’t seen USEF Network‘s “Side by Side: William Fox-Pitt & Lauren Kieffer” Rolex replay, check it out! It shows Rolex winner William Fox-Pitt and runner-up Lauren Kieffer’s rides side by side so you can compare the two top rides. Go Eventing.