It’s amazing how capable we are of accomplishing something when we put our minds to it, and we have quite a few people achieving their Burghley dream this weekend because of it. Nilson Moreira da Silva, Holly Payne-Caravella, Bunnie Sexton, Elisa Wallace, and Libby Head are all over in England this week attempting to complete their first Burghley four-star, with the remarkable Phillip Dutton there to provide an experienced presence.
U.S. Weekend Preview:
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Elisa Wallace reveals that Simply Priceless has two sides to him: The Puppy and The Dragon. As Burghley first-timers, Elisa admits that she’s getting a bit nervous about the cross-country but knows that if she just trusts in her partnership with Johnny, they can pull out the show of a lifetime. This dream has been a long time in coming after her first three-star horse Jackson suffered an injury just before a potential overseas trip, and Elisa plans to make the most of it. [Burghley First-Timers]
Don’t forget that the AEC Event College will be holding classes all week. With two or three classes held each day, covering topics from Eventing 101 to course walks and leg care, there’s something for everyone. The best part is that all the classes are free so make sure to take advantage of some world-class education! [Learn From the Best]
Emma Ford and Cat Hill, the authors of World Class Grooming, are teaming up with Shapley. With some awesome grooming products, Shapley’s is a no-brainer for these world-class grooms. They’re giving away a basket full of Shapley’s grooming products, all you have to do is let them [Shapley’s Give-Away]
The Rio Paralympics need your help! The Paralympics have only sold 12% of their total tickets, and a major campaign is underway to raise funds to send local school children and disabled residents of Brazil to spectate. For only $12.29, you can buy some lucky kids some tickets to see Paralympic Dressage! [Major Campaign to #FilltheSeats]
SmartPak Product of the Day: Speaking of Shapley’s, I would be absolutely remiss to not mention how much I love their M-T-G formula. Between the summer storms, humidity, and heat, the legs on my chestnut can be prone to fungus and scratches. Just rub on some M-T-G and the next day the fungus is easy to curry off without discomfort! [SmartPak]