Thursday News & Notes from SmartPak

Sinead Halpin and Forrest Nypmh. Photo by Sally Spickard.

Sinead Halpin and Forrest Nypmh. Photo by Sally Spickard.

Eventing Nation is sending well wishes to the feisty Forrest Nymph as she is heading home for some R&R after getting cast in her stall in Florida. Unfortunately, even though she seemed fine after getting cast, it turns out that she has five rib fractures, and will need some time off. While we were all looking forward to an Advanced debut from the pony, we will just have to wait until later in the year! Get better soon Farrah!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Three Lakes January at Caudle Ranch H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

News From Around the Globe:

Charlotte DuJardin is using her powers for good by auctioning off Valegro’s things for charity. Charlotte held an auction featuring boots, hats, numbers, and even his shoes used at the Olympics and World Games on her champion from another universe, raising over £7000 for The Brooke, an international equine charity that benefits working equids in third world countries. [Charlotte Raises Money for The Brooke]

Are you hosting clinics, lessons or special events for eventers this winter? Send in your event listing for EN’s new weekly What’s Going On This Winter series. Be sure to include cost, location, contact information and any forms or flyers you’d like included Send listings to [email protected].

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Hanging out in Aiken in March? You should head on over on March 3rd to the night of celebration of U.S. Eventing at Stable View, featuring a masterclass with Boyd and Phillip, followed by a night of revelry with a bar, food and live entertainment provided. Contact Bryn Wells [email protected] for information regarding tickets.

Help a fellow Eventer out! Evelyn Juckett is a sophomore in the Math, Science and Technology program at duPont Manual Highschool in Louisville Kentucky. She is doing a science fair project regarding horses, and needs your input for her survey! It only takes a few seconds, and it will be greatly appreciated. [Survey Here