Naughty or nice? Check out the elfish grins on these two. Boyd Martin and Dom Schramm rock the season’s finest fashions at Trading Aces syndicate members Katie and Cuyler Walker’s party, celebrating the season with hundreds of members of the equestrian community united across the disciplines by their love of horses and hideous sweaters. [Boyd and Silva’s Blog]
Ultimate Canadian. Team Wallace announced the sale of Rick Wallace’s upper level partner, Ultimate Victory, a.k.a. Cody, to Canadian Jane Tourikian for her daughter Natalie to ride. “I am very happy that Cody is going to an up-and-coming event rider,” said Rick on Facebook. “He has been an incredible partner and we have had many successes over the years. I look forward to seeing Natalie and Cody make their mark in the coming years.” [Team Wallace FB]
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Colorado rides for Claire Davis. The Colorado horse community rallied over the weekend to raise money for the family of school shooting victim Claire Davis, who was an avid equestrian. 5280 Equestrian Center held a multi-discipline game day, featuring everything from barrel racing to apple bobbing to raise funds for the Davis family. [CBS Local]
Police track sadistic slayer of six minis. Australian police continue the hunt for the person who slaughtered six miniature horses Friday night. [Horsetalk.co.nz]
Horse survives freak “sledding” accident. Nike the horse laid down for a snooze and instead because an equine toboggan, sliding 63 ft. down a hill into a stand of oaks, which flipped the horse upside down, lodging his head between two solid trunks. [CBS Local]
Hercules saves lives. The 2,000-pound Belgian mascot of the University of Minnesota vet school, gives blood to save other horses, poses for calendars, paints with his hooves and struts his stuff with a snazzy hat during polo fundraisers. He’s even got his own Facebook page. See how vet student Zach Loppnow coaxed the hero out of his shell. [CBS Local]
SmartPak Product of the Day: Leave cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer if you want tonight, but if you really feel like treating your horse, order up some Willie Muffins. The all-natural mini-muffins come in flavors your horse will love, like apple, graham cracker and water melon. They’ve even got peppermint for sweet pony breath.
Video of the Day:
Brits are so polite. Enjoy how this TV news reporter still says “please” as he’s falling off a horse while getting some tips with last weekend’s Olympia Grand Prix winner Ben Maher And find out why the lights went out when he hit the ground: