Friday News & Notes

Just….admiring the view?? Photo by Kristin Karlson.

Yesterday was a positively delightful day in January, sunny skies, warm weather, and no recent rain making everything muddy. So I tacked up my steady TB and threw a rope halter on my loony tune, and went for a hack down the road. With my dog accompanying, I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m insane, but hey, three for one exercise is the way to go!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Grand Oaks H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status]

Stable View Aiken Opener H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status]

News From Around the Globe: 

#ICYMI: Don’t miss our epic collection of memes from Bernie Sanders’ efficiently Vermont-esque appearance at this weeks inauguration.

After taking a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Worth The Trust Educational Scholarship will again be awarded at the end of 2021 for the 2022 calendar year and at the end of 2022 for the 2023 calendar year. Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds from the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer. [Worth The Trust Returns for 2021]

Get yourself some sweet SEE swag for the 2021 season! Strides for Equality Equestrians partnered with Dreamers & Schemers for some new socks to add to your collection! And even better, Dreamers & Schemers’ “Dream & Do” program directly benefits other BIPOC access programs and scholarships. So sport your swag, be a visible ally, and get your fashion on. [SEE Swag]

Chrissy Teigan’s therapist suggested she start riding horses, and honestly we couldn’t agree more. What’s better for the heart and soul than hanging out with horses? Nothing. Being a mom and making time for the horses is tough, but lots of us can identify with how much that struggle is worth it. [Welcome Chrissy Teigan]

Bored on your trot sets? We’ve got a new podcast recommendation for you. The British Grooms’ Association is bringing the heat with engaging interviews about mental health, avoiding burnout, and top tips from amazing grooms like Jackie Potts. [Grooms’ Life Podcast]