Tuesday News and Notes from Cavalor

Sparky is all ready for the holidays. Photo from Kate Chadderton. Sparky is all ready for the holidays. Photo from Kate Chadderton.

There is one thing I’ve learned from being part of this farm. Our in-house Aussie loves everything Christmas. We’ve had to hide all radios on the farm until after Thanksgiving to avoid the pre-season holiday music that is played well into the New Year. Today I arrived at the farm to a sight that I’ve come to welcome every year.

There is a life-sized horse statue that sits at the entrance of Sunset Hill at McCuan Farms that we affectionately refer to as Sparky. It seems that sometime over this past weekend Ms. Chadderton took the time to adorn him with his proper festive wear. Thank you, Kate, for bringing joy to everyone that drives by.

Events Opening Today:  Three Lakes January Horse Trials at Caudle Ranch (FL, A-3)

Events Closing This Week: None

Tuesday News and Notes: 

USEA Convention is upon us: The USEA Convention starts tomorrow in Washington, D.C., and things really kick into high gear until Thursday. Check out seminars, meetings, open forums, discussions and even a trade fair all at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and Resort in Washington, D.C. [USEA Convention Schedule]

Bid on a Champion’s Shoe: Are you at a loss for that perfect gift for the horse person in you life? Then we’ve found a very unique gift that will be a conversation starter for years. Up for auction is a shoe from Valegro’s championship ride in Las Vegas from this past year. To warm your heart, all proceeds benefit The Dressage Foundation, and you get a nicely framed shoe from Valegro himself, a Certificate of Authenticity from Carl Hester, and a photo of Valegro autographed by Charlotte Dujardin. Bidding starts today and ends Dec. 11. [Valegro Shoe Auction]

HRN Holiday Radiothon Mission Complete: Did you miss out on the 12 hours of fun had by the crew at Horse Radio Network for their Holiday Radiothon? Did you not hang on for the shenanigans had by Jenni, Leslie, Dom, Jimmie, Boyd and Lainey at the end of the day? Well you’re in luck, HRN is posting the recorded version of all 12 hours to Horse Radio Network site in hopes they’ll break the internet again. [HRN Holiday Radiothon]

Winter Camp with Sinead Halpin and Tik Maynard: Looking for something to do between Christmas and the New Year? Why not head to The Fork and hone your eventing skillz for the upcoming season. The camp is three days long and includes three horsemanship sessions, six riding sessions, three demos, and three guest speakers, including Will Faudree and Bobby Costello. Head over to Event Clinics to register. [2015 Winter Camp]

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