Tuesday News and Notes from Cavalor

Photo courtesy of Geri Washausen Photo courtesy of Geri Washausen

Congratulations to Beginner Novice Team Just Get Over It, who won the Area IV Adult Team Challenge at Heritage Park Horse Trials! Geri Washausen sent us this picture of the team, sporting their team shirts, new saddle pads, and shiny ribbons!

Pictured from left to right are Christy DeMauro (Captain Wizard), Lynette Scott (Western Zen), coach Ellen Sadler, Geri Washausen (Sunny Rosorian), and Julie Simmons (Pray For Rain). Congratulations, Team Just Get Over It! Go Eventing.

Events Closing Today: River Glen Fall H.T. (TN, A-3), Ocala Horse Properties Fall Event (FL, A-3), Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6), Las Cruces H.T. (NM, A-10)

News and Notes:

We love our volunteers! Let’s face it, without the volunteers at each and every event, our sport would be nothing. So we want to hear your stories! Are you a long-time volunteer at your favorite event? Did you recently have a great experience with a volunteer? Do you just want to say thank you? Send us a quick story and we’ll post it in our new Volunteer Appreciation series! Email [email protected] with your tips. 

Get Your Pumpkins and Craft Supplies Out! It’s time for another EN contest! Decorate a pumpkin as creatively as possible and send a picture to [email protected] for your chance to win some amazing prizes from our sponsors ERS-Eventing and Omega Alpha! [EN Halloween Contest]

Can’t get enough contests? Don’t forget, Tredstep Ireland is sponsoring our Caption That! contest, for which entries are due on Thursday. Check out the original post, send in your caption, and find out if you’re in the running for a snazzy new Futura Sport Top to call your own. [Caption That!]

Smartphone app helps fight animal cruelty: With a feature that enables eyewitnesses to record and report instances of animal abuse, the ICE BlackBox app could very well revolutionize the way cruelty cases are handled. According to the National Sheriff’s Association, users can record a short video and record GPS coordinates of suspected animal cruelty incidents. This info can then be emailed to the National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse, which determines which agency to best handle the situation. Personally, I think this is a fabulous idea, and I plan to download the free ICE BlackBox app for my Android phone! [The Horse]

Go Flexible! Many people are familiar with Flexible, Rich Fellers’ flashy jumper, who has acquired many accolades over the years. The Irish Sport Horse stallion now has another award to add to his impressive collection – he has been awarded the Grayson Comeback Award to honor his internationally-competitive success after a string of setbacks that could have ended his career. Horsetalk has the scoop! [Horsetalk]

USEA Reminders: Now that we’re nearing the end of 2014, it’s time to renew your USEA memberships! You can renew your membership online, by fax, or by phone. This is also a great time to make sure that your horse is registered at the correct level for his or her next competition. [USEA Online Services]

Video of the Day: Jimmy Kimmel pitches “Horse Pants” to the tough crowd at Shark Tank. I just can’t.

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