Sunday Links from SmartPak

On Friday I did a 5k trail run (can you call it a Turkey Trot if it’s not on Thanksgiving day?) that took place at a local cross country schooling field. We ran past fences that I’ve jumped on my pony (the photo above is the same schooling field in the spring!) and through a bit of the bordering trail system. I stepped on my fair share of old manure throughout the race, but I didn’t mind.

I wanted to give this race a little shoutout because I think it’s a really neat community effort. In this case the race supported my local trail association, but I could see cross country schooling facilities hosting running races to support other local causes or their own operations. To me it seems like a great shared use of the land.

Do you think this model would work in your area? It’s something to think about!

U.S. Weekend Action

Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. (Thomson, GA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Links to Start Your Sunday:

‘I’ve loved every minute’: Olympic eventer calls time on top-level career after sad loss of horse

Three Shuswap equestrians selected for Canadian Pony Club team off to New Zealand

‘The end goal is to ride again’ – aspiring teenage jockey set on winning with prosthetic leg after life-changing accident

Pimlico’s Canter For The Causes Raises Over $20,000 For Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

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