One thing I love about eventers is our willingness to have fun. Just take a look at this photo — you certainly can’t say this happens in media tents in just any discipline! Eventers definitely know how to kick back and have a good time — perhaps it’s just the loose screw we all have that makes us brave enough to jump ginormous jumps and come away with a smile on our face.
Eventers are also a giant, caring, community, as exemplified by the recent #RideForOlivia phenomenon. We may be a crazy, fun group, but at the end of the day there is still a giant net of like-minded people ready to catch you when you fall.
Events Opening This Week:
Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (CA, A-6), University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH, A-1), Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event (NJ, A-2), Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA, A-2), Riga Meadow Combined Test (CT, A-1)
Events Closing Today:
Rocking Horse Spring H.T. (FL, A-3), Galway Downs International Horse Trials (CA, A-6), Morven Park Spring Horse Trial (VA, A-2), Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (TX, A-5), Full Gallop Farm April H.T. (SC, A-3)
News & Notes:
Have you checked out our newest sister site, Jumper Nation, yet? If not, you’re definitely missing out. Whether or not you dabble in the jumper ring, it’s always fascinating to see how crazy talented these horses and riders are, and JN is just the place to catch up on the action. [Jumper Nation]
This week’s Fab Freebie is a fancy one! We’ve teamed up with Highland Browbands to give away a Custom Triple Color Browband to a lucky winner. Show off those colors with a design to call your own. [Fab Freebie: Highland Browbands]
Area IV’s annual online auction is in full swing, and there is plenty of loot to get your hands on this year. The annual auction raises money to support Area IV throughout the year, so every penny helps! Even if you are not an Area IV rider, you may still find something of interest to you, including lessons with upper level riders and even a getaway vacation! [USEA Area IV Online Auction]
Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness? OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to [email protected] for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]
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 feature story about you and your horse on EN. [Contest Details]
This is definitely a cool way to introduce cross country jumps!