Saturday Links from Tipperary

A birthday cake for Winston! Photo from Jennifer Kluenker's Facebook Page A birthday cake for Winston! Photo from Jennifer Kluenker's Facebook Page

There is something about a horse that brings out the best in all of us. Whether it’s happily spending way too much time out in the cold to ensure that they are toasty in the middle of a massive cold blast or making birthday cakes, it’s easily seen. I’ve had dogs, I’ve had cats, even birds and ferrets as pets before, but nothing quite compares to the way horses respond to us.

Perhaps I’m anthropomorphizing a bit, but a horse seems to appreciate us in a more genuine way than other animals do. That’s what makes the messy kitchens, frozen toes and horse-hair filled dryers worth it.

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Plantation Field Equestrian Events will be offering a Thoroughbred recognition series during the 2015 competition year. Points will be awarded to horses in the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training divisions at all Plantation Field recognized and starter trials.

The total prize money of $5,000 will go to the owner of the top-placing Thoroughbred horse, and a $500 bonus will be awarded to the breeder of the horse. The goal is for the series to grow over time and possibly become a national series. The competition is open to all Thoroughbred horses with a Jockey Club registration, a tattoo or an affidavit certifying parentage from the breeder.

Horses will only be allowed to compete in one Plantation Field competition during a given weekend. Competitors and owners should identify their Thoroughbred when making their entry. More information, including the 2015 Plantation Field schedule of events, is available at

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