Tipperary’s Saturday Links

Phillip and Ben getting things rolling with a Michael Barisone clinic. Photo via Phillip's FB page.

It is hard to believe that I am heading to Aiken for my first event of the season as the ground here is covered with a snow/ice mix.  I am ready to head south for the warmer weather to get 2013 rolling!  I hope everyone is staying warm during this cold front.

Nicola Wilson Clinic in Charlottesville, VA:  The clinic is taking place 2/2-2/3 and there are spots still available!  If you didn’t get to make the drive down south for the winter, this is a great way to get ready for the upcoming show season.  The clinic is taking place at Plain Dealing Farm.  Please contact Liz Riley for more information at  [email protected].

Press Release from Copper Meadows:

Copper Meadows Eventing Adds Spring Horse Trials
    With the unfortunate loss of an excellent Area VI Event, the Event at 3-Day Ranch, Copper Meadows Eventing has been granted approval to run a horse trials on March 15 – 17, 2013.  The Copper Meadows HT will host A/I – Intro, with the possibility of adding an Advanced section if there is approval through the USEF Technical Committee.
     The March date is an important marker in the Area VI calendar which was successfully filled by 3-Day Ranch for a number of years.  Two weeks before Galway Downs’ spring Event and three-day, the HT now at Copper Meadows will provide a preparation for riders looking to ready themselves for FEI competition at Galway, or gain one more qualifying score as they prepare for the upcoming FEI season.  James Atkinson, course designer at Copper, says of the future Advanced course, “It will be technical but not huge – a good prep for horses and riders looking to run the CIC 3* at Galway.”  Along with the addition of an Advanced track, the existing courses will be slightly changed for the 2013 season.
     Copper Meadows Eventing is excited and honored to run this spring Event, and hopes that it will be useful for not just California riders, but also riders from surrounding states and barns wintering in California.  Please visit www.copper-meadows.com to stay updated on any news concerning the Event, and contact Margie Davis at [email protected] to sign up as a volunteer for the Event.

Links:

Sweden Sweeps World Dressage Masters

EHV-1 Outbreak in NJ

Jennie B’s newest blog on COTH

Nick Turner is Ireland’s new eventing manager

Simon Cowell buys into a racehorse

Cargill buys the Pennfield Corporation

 

Check out this video of Clayton Fredericks and Waltersdown Don:

 

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