It’s hard to believe that a year has rolled by already. It feels like just a few weeks ago that my BFF Stephanie and I were bouncing with excitement that we didn’t die on her horse’s first XC outing. When we went, he’d only jumped a handful of fences in his life. The big thrills on that schooling trip were simple things like trotting through a puddle, jumping 18” logs, and me not swearing when jumping off the world’s smallest down bank in to water. Yesterday, we returned to the same facility with Team DF and had a little fun. It is amazing what can be accomplished in 12 months. Where will you be this time next year?
Monday News and Notes:
Darren Chiacchiawas arrested in Buffalo, N.Y., last Tuesday after failing to appear in a Florida court for two pre-trial conferences related to a felony charge. At the time of the court dates, he was in Canada competing at Bromont. Senior Erie County Court Judge Michael D’Amico set bail at $10,000. [Rate My Horse Pro]
Do you have some epic tan lines? Do you attach a mister to your helmet just to keep yourself somewhat cool? Show us exactly how hot you are for a chance to win an Ovation Cool Rider Shirt! Snap a funny and creative photo and send it to [email protected] no later than Thursday July 3 at 4 pm EST. We have three shirts up for grabs, so get to snapping! [Hot or Not: EN Style Contest]
If you’re getting ready to buy a new helmet WAIT until July 12th! Created by Riders4Helmets, the fifth annual Helmet Awareness Day will be on the twelfth of this coming month, and many helmets across the world will be on sale. As you well know, it’s important to Mind Your Melon! [Helmet Awareness Day]
Funds are being raised for Kate, one of two horses who were injected with gasoline last month in Florida. Sadly, Jolean, the other horse who was injected did not survive. Kate continues to get stronger every day but still has a long way to go in her recovery. [More from ocala.com]
Some of my favorite memories are of splashing about in the ocean with my horse. Taking your horse swimming is a great way to beat the heat, but can also be very dangerous. Here are some tips to ensure that your frolic in the water is not only a good time, but safe as well! [More from horsechannel.com]
‘Beautifoal’, a horse belonging to a homeless man in New Zealand has been sold at auction. The horse was confiscated two weeks ago when the owner was charged with endangering public safety when his other horse ran in to a car. [More from 3news.co.nz]
A miniature horse went for a gallop through the streets of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Residents were unaware that the horse even lived in the neighborhood and did their best to help catch the escapee. Eventually he was cornered by a truck and led back home. Check the article for a six seconds of cute – a mini on the loose in suburbia. [More from aberdeennews.com]
Monday Video: The Chinch would like to remind you that horse cookies aren’t just for horses.