Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

One of Team DF's youngest,  One of Team DF's youngest, "Fizzy" enjoying a day at Barbury Castle. Photo by Clair Thunes.

I’m surprised I made it in to the office today. I was curled up in bed by 11pm last night and found myself setting my alarm for as late as possible. Long weekends and vacations both have that funny way of being impossibly exhausting. I’ve been enjoying my friend Clair’s photos of her trip to the UK. She headed over to visit family and has been posting some amazing photos. I will likely spend at least half of my day at the office daydreaming about making the trip over next year.

Events This Weekend:

South Farm H.T. [Website] [Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Scores]

Monday News and Notes:

Remember everyone’s favorite swimmer, Michael Phelps? He’s taking on a new venture and buying in to race horses. His latest purchase is named “Water Cube” after the nickname of the swimming arena built for the 2008 Olympic Games where Phelps won 8 gold medals and became a household name. Phelps also has another horse, this one named “By A Hundredth”. [More from]

Therapeutic riding is one of the greatest things out there. It has shown a benefit in a wide variety of scenarios. Nicholas Thomas has triplegic cerebral palsy and was recently able to fulfill a life long dream.  Nicholas had wanted to meet and ride Monty Roberts’ Shy Boy.  Monty Roberts was happy to oblige the request. [More from]

Hawaii is the land of eternal summer and has a surprisingly vibrant cowboy culture. Over the weekend Parker Ranch hosted their 52nd Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races. Known in Hawaii as paniolos, cowboys participated in multiple events. [More from]

A fifth case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis has popped up in North Central Florida. The disease is spread by mosquitos, so draining standing water is one of the additional precautions horse owners can take to reduce the spread of EEE. [More from]

Horses and lawsuits are two things that we all hope to avoid having come together in our lives. RateMyHorsePro posted an interesting article regarding equine-related lawsuits and their efficiency. We have grown to such a litigious society these days that this article is worth a peek! [More from]

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund has announced the 2014 recipients of it’s grants. Fifteen different groups have been awarded funding. Eventers will be excited to note that some thoroughbred related groups were selected, including The Exceller Fund, Friends of Ferdinand, ReRun, Glen Ellen Vocational Academy and CANTER Kentucky. [More from]

Monday Video: Ollie Townend in the 2* Show Jumping



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