Today we honor the life and legend of Divine Comedy, known to his friends as Dante, the once and always king. Our very own Maggie Deatrick unexpectedly lost her horse of a lifetime, her unicorn, her true love this week, and I think I speak for everyone in the eventing community when I say I’m sending her all my love and holding her in the light for the days and weeks to come. It’s so incredibly hard when we lose our beloved horses, and especially the ones that we’ve had for years and adventured around the country aboard. RIP Dante, you were so unbelievably beloved, and we love you Maggie.
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Have weekend plans? Consider volunteering at an event! In addition to being a valuable educational experience and great way to give back to the sport, each event offers perks ranging from entry/schooling fees to gear and more. Sign up to volunteer this weekend via EventingVolunteers.com. [Galway Downs] [Morven Park] [Texas Rose] [Full Gallop]
The USEA has announced the renewed corporate partnership with longtime sponsor Adequan, this year with an added prize bonus! In efforts to grow the Advanced division of the AECs, the USEA will host the new $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final at the 2019 AEC, sending the Adequan Champion home with a whopping $30,000 personalized check. The other $30,000 will be distributed as purse money through at least 8th place in the Advanced championships. [Adequan Signs Up for AEC 2019]
Six weeks ago, eventer Ginny Grey woke up with a headache that turned out to be a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. She had the tumor removed, and now that she’s recuperating at home, she’s decided to aim for the 2020 Paralympics. She decided on this future goal even before her surgery, and has already gained twelve local corporate sponsorships for the endeavor, and set up a Facebook page to chronicle her journey. What an inspiration! [From Brain Tumor to Paralympics]
Thinking about importing a horse this year? Don’t want to worry about the time between purchase and when it lands in your barn? Taylor Harris Insurance Services can help you write a custom policy to suit your needs while your horse is overseas, traveling, and right into their new residency in the US or Canada. [THIS Protects Your Horse]
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This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen: