Even though we’re over a week out from New Year’s Day, does anyone else still feel a slight holiday hangover? The last two weeks of December are equally fun and exhausting, and the photo on the right is an accurate representation of me trying to get my house in order and pack away my Christmas decorations. Thankfully, we’re T-4 days until the 2019 season starts!
National Holiday: National Bubble Bath Day
Today’s your last chance to enter Grand Oaks Horse Trials! They waved their late fee, so last-minute entry in for the first event of the year held this coming weekend in Eventing Sunny Florida. The competition will run all phases in one day. [Grand Oaks Omnibus]
Voting is open for 2018 Eventing Nation Horse of the Year! The EN staff nominated four horses that had standout seasons in 2018: Frankie Thieriot Stutes’s mount Chatwin, Caroline Martin’s mount Islandwood Captain Jack, Boyd Martin’s mount Long Island T, and Phillip Dutton’s mount Z. Be sure to cast your vote before the polls close on Wednesday. [Vote for 2018 Eventing Nation Horse of the Year!]
Victor Espinoza is back in the saddle. The Triple Crown jockey had his first ride this week since fracturing his vertebrae last July. He’s taking his rehab one day at a time. [‘Satisfying’ To See Victor Espinoza Back Atop A Thoroughbred At Santa Anita]
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