Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Gorgeous, sweet, crazy Mabel. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld Gorgeous, sweet, crazy Mabel. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld

The Wellington Eventing Showcase looked to be pretty fantastic from where I was sitting, which was in my office chair. The photos turned out so lovely with that bold green backdrop and the impeccably built fences. Give me a sleeping bag and a coffee pot and I could live comfortably in that little big house. And the live stream was a real treat, of course. Best of all, everyone seemed to have a really good time and went away from it feeling inspired. That’s what it’s all about.

Weekend Results:

Poplar Place Farm February H.T.  [Results]

Sporting Days Farm I H.T.  [Results]

Galway Downs Winter H.T.  [Results]

Wellington Eventing Showcase [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Everyone loves a great rehab story. Whether it brings us to tears or makes us even more grateful for our equine friends, rehab stories are some of the most inspiring stories to tell. For that reason, we’d love to hear yours! Send us your rehab story for your chance to win an awesome prize pack from OCD as well as see your story told right here on EN! [Win with OCD]

B.W. Furlong and Associates will be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Jersey Fresh International this May. With their sponsorship comes a generous $25,000. Going so far as to seek out advice from top rider’s on how to help improve the competition, Dr. Brendan Furlong’s goal is to make Jersey Fresh a destination event. [Furlong gives Jersey Fresh a leg up for sponsorship]

It starts as a snag and suddenly you have a shredded blanket that will cost hundreds of dollars to replace. Quick action to make repairs is the best chance for avoiding spending until you absolutely have to. Check out these tips, and remember mine: heavy duty medical tape. [Tips for Horse Blanket Repair and Maintenance]

What holds a show jumper back? A recent study examined show jumpers as they worked under saddle and monitored specific medical factors, looking for clues as to how a horse might become sick or injured and unable to perform at it’s best over time. [Research to help improve performance of show jumpers]

I live in an area full of Civil War history and re-enactments are a time-honored tradition. But this takes it to a whole new level. With a job likes this, I might have done better in history class. [Meet the family that trains Civil War horses… in 2015]

Best of the Blogs: [Living the Amateur’s Dream – Training with Bruce Davidson]

Monday Video: Check out this awesome video from Black Fox Farm about a little OTTB with springs in his legs. It’s all about Bert!