Voting is now open for EquiRatings Horse of the Year, and we’re excited to have two U.S. horses nominated! Loughan Glen and RF Scandalous are two of the 10 horses vying for the honor, along with Horseware Hale Bob, fischerTakinou, Leonidas II, Persimmon, La Biosthetique Sam FBW, Piaf B’Neville, CP Qualified and FRH Escada JS.
Check out details on all the contenders at this link, and then vote by liking, commenting, sharing and using the #ERHOTY hashtag. The first round of voting is underway now, and a second round of voting will open soon for the final four horses. Go Loughan Glen and RF Scandalous! Follow @EquiRatings on Twitter for more on #ERHOTY.
Events Closing this Week: Three Lakes January Horse Trials at Caudle Ranch (FL, A-3)
Tuesday News and Notes:
Lost a bit of MOJO? Get it back with this week’s Fab Freebie! MOJO is giving away a prize pack containing both wristbands and halter patches, and we think you will really enjoy using them! Enter by midnight on Friday for your chance to win. [Fab Freebie: MOJO]
Bidding For Safety: Bidding for the cross country jump built by Eric Bull is nearing an end. With all proceeds going to the USEA Collapsible/Deformable Fence Study, bidding is still below the value for this amazing jump. Head on over to Facebook and place your bid before the auction closes on Dec. 31. [USEA Facebook Auction to Support Collapsible Fence Study]
Hall of Fame Gala Rewind: The room was sold out with not a chair to spare and all attendees excited for the reason we all had gathered. The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., was the place for eventers to be on Dec. 5 as nine worthy inductees were welcomed into the USEA Hall of Fame. But if you were not there, the USEA has you covered with videos of each induction. [2015 Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony]
SmartPak Wants to Know What You Want to Know: SmartPak starting an “Ask The Vet” video Q&A series and wants to hear from you. What do you want to ask Dr. Lydia Gray? The first topic will be Winter Horse Care. Find out how to get involved by visiting Askthevet.smartpak.com [Ask The Vet]
Robert “Bob” Smith Remembered: On Dec. 19, Robert Smith of Cedar Grove Farm, Berryville, Virginia, passed away suddenly. Bob was the founder of Smith-Garrity Ltd., an importer of equestrian products owned y L’Apogee saddlery in France. Celebrations of life will be planned in Virginia and New Hampshire. Email condolences may be sent to [email protected] [Robert Smith]
Setting Your GPS for the New Year: Daniel Stewart knows that at the beginning of each year everyone sets new goals for themselves. Much like setting a GPS in a car gets you from point A to B physically, Daniel discusses the athletic acronym for concepts like Goal, Problem, Solution so you can be on the way to meeting your goals for 2016. [Daniel Stewart’s Tip of the Month]
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]
So as my collection of horses grows at an exponential rate, I’m in dire need of some new wheels for my string of horses. I’m really wishing a horse van like this one made by Kevin Parker Horseboxes was available here in Maryland. I could see it tucked in nicely next to the barn.