One sure way to make sure the horse gods laugh at you is the make plans. Plans, say, to finally leave home for a schooling jumper show because the weather is delightful and your horse is ready and all the stars are aligned. I shouldn’t have told my horse, because he decided instead to twist a shoe and stick a clip up in his foot, and of course proceed to limp around rather dramatically, thusly nixing any plans I had to do cool things. Maybe he liked 2020 and not competing a little too much??
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Jennie Brannigan came out swinging at Red Hills, after deciding to keep her top horses at home for a later start in the season. With a win in the advanced and an eye on two entries at Kentucky, it seems her hard work from 2020 is paying off. It’s been 6 years since Jennie went to Kentucky with Cambalda, and this year she’s heading there with Stella Artois and FE Lifestyle, two very talented but different horses. She dishes on everything in this COTH interview. [Ringside Chat with Jennie Brannigan]
Looking to get in on the Eventing media game? The USEA is currently searching for qualified applicants for a position in the Media and Communications Department. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Media, or a related field are asked to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the equestrian sport of eventing, creating and executing a media plan for web and social media, managing a content management system for a website, the ability to write and develop high-quality articles, photography, and video skills. [Work for the USEA]
Meghan McNamara’s love of thoroughbreds goes all the way back to birth, and her family has long been fans of the breed. Her grandparents bred, owned, and raced thoroughbreds, and the whole family has a long history of tracking down horses and claiming them back for sentimental reasons. Her entry to the 2021 RRP Mega Makeover is Pied N True, the last horse her grandmother ever owned and raced, and Pied has a peculiar marking that will certainly set her apart! [Carrying on a Family Legacy]
Ecovet’s spring sale is in full swing! Get your hands on the best fly spray you can possibly find for 2021 to make it the best year ever. Ecovet lasts all day long, and you just spray a little bit a time, so no more walking around smelling like a citronella smoke bomb. Use the coupon code SPRING2021 to receive 30% off your online purchase on their website! [Ecovet Spring Sale]
Seven years ago one of us had the brilliant idea to put a helmet cam on me riding a bike at breakneck speed around the Carolina CIC3* (now 4*) course.