We here in Area IX just had our Area championships last weekend, and it was better than ever. I was unfortunately unable to ride, and didn’t qualify for any championship classes anyway, but I always have a great time at the Skyline Eventing Park either way. We had a brand new course designed by JM Durr, a larger show jumping course than we’ve had in some time courtesy of Todd Smyrl, and a dangerously fun competitors party as always.
I obviously carry a lot of Area pride, and I love finding opportunities to rep our small-but-mighty status. We’re also very excited by the newly-announced Area VI “regional championships” opportunity at Galway Downs in November. Tamie Smith’s West Coast representation has brought some amazing new opportunities to our side of the eventing world, and I can’t wait to see what other amazing steps are on the horizon for us.
U.S. Weekend Action
Links to Start Your Sunday:
Sponsor Corner: Everyone loves a story about a rescue horse reconnecting with family. Through Etalon Equine Genetics, discover the story of Cairo, a rescue horse, and owner Liz Hill, who was able to find Cairo’s family thanks to an equine genetics test.
Morning Viewing: Want a sneak peek at the jumps for the next $100,000 Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field showcase? (yep, it’s $100K now!) ETB Equine Construction has made some beautiful new pieces, and we’re obsessed too.