Listen, I don’t know what kind of superwoman powers Liz Halliday is wielding these days, but to go directly from the Pan American Games in Chile all the way to meet her horses on the west coast for the Galway Downs CCI4*-L sound completely impossible and frankly semi-insane to a normal human such as myself. I hope she is taking herself on an incredible girls holiday after this to sit on a beach for two weeks straight drinking a variety of fruity beverages delivered by a man servant while being fanned with a giant leaf by another man servant.
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Liz’s trip to California has started out well, with her first horse, Cooley Nutcracker, leading after day one. While she admits that she was disappointed to finish 7th at the Pan American Games with Miks Master C, Liz says she’s delighted to have another chance to end her season on a high note. She has Cooley Nutcracker as well as Shanroe Cooley in the CCI4*-L, and is excited for the cross country today at her “hometown” event down the road from where she grew up. [From Chile to California]
Don’t forget, it’s not too late to win a whole bunch of swag, a cross country schooling pass, donations to your favorite charity and more! All you have to do is volunteer some time to Virginia Horse Center Eventing this weekend! I will be the score running maniac on a golf cart on Saturday, so if you see me, feel free to flag me down for a selfie with the chinch, who will obviously be driving.
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Working student for Silva Martin? Yes please! Windurra has a rare opening to become a working student for Silva, as one of their beloved girls is leaving to return to school. Housing is provided, and you can bring a horse. [Working Student for Windurra]
Equine genetics nerds unite! We’ve always known that bloodlines matter in performance horses, but only recently have we been able to really dig down into the individual DNA that makes some horses superior athletes in certain areas. What if you knew that your horse was genetically predisposed to certain disorders? Or if your horse had more stamina capabilities than others? With new technology, these questions are opening a whole new world for breeding, riding, and managing horses. [Inside Your Equine Athlete]
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