Well, the Snowpocalypse here in Aiken still has it’s grips on the community, with the majority of natives staying home in their houses with a stock of canned goods and the heat on high. I’ve been keeping all my taps running just in case the pipes freeze, and we’ve had to use our four wheel drive a grand total of two times. It’s pretty scary out there folks. On another but slightly related note, would it be too much to ask to want a Starbucks or similar coffee location on the way to the barn here, Aiken? Can somebody make that happen?
Events This Weekend:
Poplar Place February HT [Website] [Entry Status]
Sporting Days February HT [Website] [Entry Status]
Galway Downs Winter HT [Website] [Entry Status/Times]
News From Around The Globe:
Have you adopted a thoroughbred or standardbred from New Vocations? You could be in contention for their newly launched ambassador program! Riders who compete their horses actively all over the US can be selected to promote the program and their breed. The ambassadors will be responsible for promoting New Vocations at various events and shows throughout the year by handing out program literature, displaying banners, and wearing New Vocations apparel. Ambassadors will also be responsible for providing blog entries, photos, and video clips throughout the year which will be shared on the New Vocations website and social media pages. [New Vocations Ambassador Program]
Horse & Hound has a list of forty horsey things for your bucket list, how many have you done already? I have ridden in the sea, exercised race horses, cross country schooled with several elite event riders, been a fence judge, ridden flying changes, worn custom tall boots, ridden in a three day event, jumped a five foot fence, seen a foal born, ridden over jumps bareback, jumped a single barrel, and ridden with absurdly short stirrups. [Horsey Bucket List]
The eventing community is grieving the loss of Biko, who passed away yesterday at the age of 30. Do you have any photos you took of Biko over the years? We are putting together a tribute to his life and would be honored to use your photos. Send them to [email protected].
Eventing Nation has been nominated for two Equestrian Social Media Awards! Go vote for us in categories #14 and #15, Best Blog and Best Social Network. [ESMA Voting]
Did you grow up jealous of the boys that got to sleep in car beds? Well don’t worry, because now you can buy your little girl a bed that’s shaped like a show jump. With painted poles at the headboard and the footboard, and a lovely white picket fence theme, they’ll be sure to go wild over this pony bed! [Children’s Pony Beds For Sale]
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