Saturday Links from Tipperary

Ali is Kentucky-bound! Photo via Sami Clark's Facebook page Ali is Kentucky-bound! Photo via Sami Clark's Facebook page

And they’re off!  The California State Fair race meet is in full swing, which means I will have to resist the urge to wander the back-side with a fist full of cash and a horse trailer in the parking lot. Also, the California contingent has left for NAJYRCs. I had the good fortune to teach lessons for a year or two. One of the kids I taught was Sami Clark. It’s been five years since then and it’s been thrilling to see a kid I helped take to her first schooling shows move up the levels and do amazing things. It never ceases to impress me how quick kids get really good when they are given the right opportunities and have a supportive environment. It brought a smile to my face to see one of the other kids I taught go on to win lots of tri-colors in the Jumper ring, including one at my old stomping grounds, Pebble Beach. Seeing Sami head off for this adventure is even better.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Cosequin Stuart H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Huntington Farm H.T. [Website]

Riga Meadow H.T.  [Website]

Maryland at Loch Moy I H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Roebke’s Run H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

39th Annual Whidbey Island H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Champagne Run H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Powder Basin H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Coconino Summer I H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Saturday Links:

Calgary Stampede turfs out cowboy for whipping horse
Washington state trainer sentenced for beating horse
Police arrest man accused of trespassing in barn trying to go for a joy ride
Mel Gibson dating equestrian Rosalind Ross
Swiss researcher shares equine welfare innovations
Pan Am rider Belinda Trussel shows how to make a horse dance

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