It has been a long, hot and dry summer in California. Sadly, these are the perfect conditions for fires and we’ve had a lot of them. Earlier this week, Gateway Farm in Acampo, Calif went up in flames. The crew at Gateway Farm ultimately lost one horse, BGS Silver Bullet, and everything from the barn. The barn housed the tack room as well as the office. Gateway Farm has been strong supporters of Pony Club, as the home to the Liberty Oaks Pony club. Much of the California horse community has rallied around them at this very sad time. A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist Gateway Farm in replacing tack and other equipment that was lost.
U.S. Weekend Action:
Huntington Farm H.T. [Website]
The MLC show benefiting the Equine Rescue in Millbrook, NY is seeking sponsors and donations for their silent auction. The show takes place September 19th-20th and offers jumper classes from 2′-3’6′. All of the proceeds for this show go to benefit the Equine Rescue (a 501c3). For more information on sponsorship or donating items to the silent auction, please call Jennifer Rankin (774)253-9606
Recently there was much interest in several fences on the one-star and two-star cross-country tracks at Annaharvey Farm in Ireland last Sunday. Not only was it new, and built like so many other fences on the course from rails and logs sourced on the farm, but, for the first time in Ireland or Britain, several classes occupied the same fence in competition and it was constructed using the MIM NewEra adjustable post and rail frangible clip device. [MIM NewEra on Facebook]