Get Fit’s Thursday News and Notes from Devoucoux

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Well there is good news, it’s Thursday! Which means only two work days and you have hit the weekend. This weekend consists of zero recognized events, but I am sure many schooling shows. So whether you are in Slocala or the best Aiken, or anywhere in between, be sure to get out here and enjoy yourself.
As a reminder, this Saturday will play host to the celebration of Lesley Long’s life. The celebration takes place from 12:00-4:30pm in Thurmont, MD. In addition to sharing memories of Lesley, there will be a potluck as well as a silent auction to help Lesley’s family. [Lesley Long
British Eventing is celebrating the launch of their new training and education videos. Created by the British governing body for eventing, these videos seek to display that training and education are the fundamental standard of the sports excellence. The videos include information on simulated cross country, pole work for dressage, seeing a stride, JAS training, fence judging, FEI training, controllers and commentators, and course designers training day. [BE
Are you headed to Greenwich? Well hopefully Piggy French is. Check her out in episode 1 of Getting to Greenwich. Warning, this will cause you to be distracted from what you should be doing! [Piggy
As I mentioned yesterday, Mazetto has now officially retired. Lainey Ashker has written a new blog update and shared a little more about having “Ewics” back in the barn. Lainey also talks about the importance of personal fitness. From kicking boxing to pole dancing classes, Lainey has done it all. So for those of you who are waiting on the warmer weather to be able to ride full time again, why not jump in and get your self fit! [LEA
Keeping in line with the fitness theme, Sinead Halpin is also in pursuit of a healthier life style. Sinead talks about preparing for the Olympics and how being over prepared is necessary. With these preparations come personal changes. Sinead is doing everything to make herself healthier, thus giving herself a better chance at achieving her goals. It doesn’t hurt that she has got a great boyfriend who helps her out and pushes to challenge her. So people, what are you doing this winter to step up your game? [LOVE, LOVE
Molly Rosin’s student, Kim Parisan, has lost her beloved partner. Brio, passed away from unknown causes. EN would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Kim and all of Brio’s family. Please read Molly’s blog for more information and photos of Brio. [Remembering Brio
Susan Kayne announced today a call for submissions for Unbridled’s new feature, THORO’TALENT. Kayne will be seeking stories of retired race horses. “Unbridled is an all-access pass to learn everything equine from the world’s most accomplished and fascinating horse people. The series will broadcast its 10th season on HRTV in 2012.” They are looking for “true stories from people about their own experiences with OTTBs, from backyard pets to competitive athletic partners across disciplines.” [THORO’TALENT

That’s all for now, EN, happy Thursday!

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