There’s something to be said about the busy schedule of a professional equestrian. Whether you’re a rider, owner, trainer, coach, or any other form of support staff, there really is no rest for the weary in this world. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is also motivation for the rest of us to keep reaching for those dreams, as far fetched as they may be.
We’re just a day away from the big day of cross country at Jersey Fresh, so stay tuned for much more!
News & Notes:
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 a feature story about you and your horse on EN. Entries close May 31! [Contest Details]
EHV-1 has been confirmed in three horses in Erie County, New York. All three horses are mares on the same farm and are currently under close observation by medical staff. [EHV-1 Confirmed in New York]
What is La Biosthetique Sam like at home? Not easy, according to Michael Jung! Get the inside scoop in this post-Badminton interview with Horse & Country TV. [Michael Jung on Sam]
Fashion is something we all wish we could be more conscious of. Thankfully, our newest sister site, Jumper Nation, has the scoop on several stylish items we can add to our riding wardrobe. [10 Tees Every Horse Woman Needs]
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:
Are you thinking about sponsorships, but don’t know where to start? Start by making a wish list with two columns. The first column is for companies with products that you already use and love. The second column is for companies with products that you might not use yet, but want to learn more about. Now start thinking about the best way to approach each company. Always stress what you can do for the company! Yes, you are hoping they will provide you with a product or money, but they are expecting something in return. Try to view all sponsorships as advertising in your head, because that is what the companies are expecting to get.
Don’t miss the newest episodes of the Sort of OK Show About Horses with Buck Davidson and Kyle Carter: