Monday News and Notes from Event Clinics

Lainey Ashker and Maria Brown at a clinic Lainey taught at Playland Farm in Maryland this weekend. Photo via Instagram. Lainey Ashker and Maria Brown at a clinic Lainey taught at Playland Farm in Maryland this weekend. Photo via Instagram.

Winter doesn’t have to be dull. It’s clinic “season” and there are tons of educational opportunities to expand your knowledge and occupy your time until spring. Even if you aren’t riding in a clinic, you’ll walk away from a few hours of auditing having learned something you can apply to your own riding. There were quite a few clinics around the country this weekend, and we have some more upcoming dates listed below. If you’re looking for something in your area specifically, definitely check out Event Clinics, where you can search for clinics by state, and keep an eye on your local Area websites and Facebook pages as well.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Full Moon Farms H.T. [Results]

River Glen Fall H.T. [Results]

Ocala Fall H.T. [Results]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

World Class Grooming Clinic: Emma Ford and Cat Hill’s next World Class Grooming clinic will be held in Hinckley, Ohio at the Hinckley Equestrian Center November 21-22. Saturday is Pony Club day and costs $75 per Pony Club member. Sunday is open to all for $100 per participant. Come learn about grooming and horse care from two of the world’s best. You could even win a pair of ice vibe boots worth $280 to be given away to one lucky participant. Register at or Event Clinics.

Want to work off that Thanksgiving turkey? Phyllis Dawson is hosting a show jumping clinic at Windchase in Purcellville, Va. on November 28. This clinic will be informal and fun and is open to riders of all levels. Cost is $75 for trailer-ins. Sign up on Event Clinics.

The Horse Radio Network Holiday Radiothon is coming up on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30! Featuring 20 hosts, celebrity guests and over $2,500 in prizes, you don’t want to miss this epic 12-hour long party. EN’s own Jenni Autry and Leslie Wylie are hosting the final hour, and we need YOU to call in so we can show the world eventers are awesome. [HRN Holiday Radiothon]

Are you feeling the #NoStirrupNovember pain? We completely understand. That’s why we’re teaming up with Total Saddle Fit to give away a beautiful pair of calfskin leathers as your reward for all of your hard work this month. We’ve extended the deadline to Monday, November 16 at 5 p.m. EST so enter now! [#NoStirrupNovember Contest Details]

Poplar Place hosted its first Intercollegiate Eventing Team Challenge, which turned out to be one of the best attended intercollegiate events yet, with eight colleges and universities competing. The budding University of South Carolina at Aiken eventing team won handily in difficult weather conditions and against much more established teams, far exceeding their own expectations for the weekend. [USC Aiken Wins at Poplar Place]

This is one of the horses I liked from the Goresbridge Go for Gold sale: Willow’s Peeping Pocket, a 4yo gelding. He was purchased by Richard Jones for €26,000.