My trainer has been in sunny Temecula with Tamie Smith for the last few weeks, and it’s videos like these that always make me wonder just what they are doing over there… I don’t think any of us quite know what’s going on here as Tamie and Bec Braitling seemingly prep for a lesson with Johann Hinnemann, but I do know that we all want to be a part of it. At this point, I’d take doing anything in California (even mopping horses?) over the cold spell we’re suffering through here in Utah. By the time my trainer returns, my barnmates and I will have moved into her client’s very nice facility that she claims as her home base, and will be very happily enjoying their indoor arena. If not for this, I think there are at least a few of us who might have begun to more seriously consider a westward migration towards the warmth!
U.S. Events This Weekend
Full Gallop Farm January H.T. (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]
Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. (Altoona, FL): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]
Links to Start Your Sunday:
Don’t miss Boyd Martin’s By The Minute Webinar this Tuesday
BBC is accepting nominations for their 2023 Woman’s Hour Power List: UK’s 30 most outstanding Women in Sport
3 Money Saving Hacks for Horse Owners
Auburn University was recognized at the Pegasus Awards for winning the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships
We Need Volunteers: Looking for the Third (or Fourth) Generation
Weekly Pick from SmartPak: Winter is the perfect time to hone your lunging skills. The SmartPak Training Surcingle gives you plenty of options for training attachments, such as side reins, long reins, and more. Plus, the padded leather pommel will keep your horse comfortable and happy.
Morning Viewing: Always wanted to try indoor eventing? Take a ride with Boyd Martin on Caruccio Paradise around the Sweden International Horse Show.