Tuesday News and Notes from Cavalor

Tis the season for awesome horsey holiday decorations. Photo via Dale Clabaugh. Tis the season for awesome horsey holiday decorations. Photo via Dale Clabaugh.

Horse wreaths seems to be all the rage this year when it comes to holiday decorations. Many local pony clubs and games teams are using this simple yet stunning decoration to raise funds for rallies and competitions. I myself have purchased four of these wreaths for my house, the barn and any other random door I can find that may need some extra holiday cheer.

When I saw this wreath, made by the lovely volunteer extraordinaire Dale Clabaugh, it made me smile. It is one of the more unique ones I’ve seen this year that shows off a great amount of creativity that I just don’t possess. What makes this particular wreath even more special is that it was inspired by Dale’s new Fjord pony. A Christmas wreath has never brought horse people so much cheer. Happy Holidays.

Events Opening Today:  Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. (FL, A-3),  Full Gallop Farm January H.T (SC, A-3),  Fresno County Horse Park Combined Test (CA, A-6)

Events Closing This Week: None

Tuesday News and Notes:

Congratulations to EN reader Malcolm Dilley on winning yesterday’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaway! Malcolm will receive a beautiful, limited edition Rambo Duo Turnout Rug — we know Malcolm’s horse will be very appreciative! [12 Days of Christmas: Horseware Ireland]

AP Snubbed for Sports Illustrated Top Honor: Despite running away with the online vote, American Pharoah will not be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year. Instead SI has chosen Serena Williams to hold the title. It seems the voting public is outraged and making their voice heard loud and clear on social media. [American Pharoah Fans Irate]

Fair Hill Offers a Great Christmas Gift: Are you lost on what to get that horse person in your life? If you’re shopping for eventers in Area II, we’re sure they would love a schooling pass to Fair Hill. For a limited time, Fair Hill is offering schooling passes for 2016 at a special reduced rate of only $35. [FHI 2016 Schooling Pass]

Prelim Coffin with Laine: Ever wonder how a four-star event rider would approach a coffin combination like the one from the 2015 American Eventing Championships? Laine explains how she would approach, ride and conquer this sometimes sticky complex. [Ride Between the Flags]

The Equiery Celebrates 25 Years: Twenty-five years ago, a little local Maryland marketing publication known as the Equiery made its debut. Now this not so little anymore publication is distributed in hundreds of locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington D.C., Kentucky and even California. The Equiery is still a free publication that reports on all things equine and is a corner stone of the horse community in Maryland. [The Equiery Turns 25]

Cavalor Giveaway: Cavalor is giving away one month of Cavalor feed to two lucky winners to help start the New Year right. Just tell them how Cavalor has changed your horse’s life for the better, or share with them why you want to make the switch to Cavalor for your chance to win. The contest ends at midnight on Jan. 1, 2016. [Cavalor Contest]

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