If I had a dime for every photo with Michael Jung this weekend, I think I’d be wealthy. Naturally, when I went to ask for my own photo, Michael was being whisked out of the press conference faster than you could say “Rolex,” so I’m still wallowing in the fact that I missed my chance. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of photos to peruse — including this awesome one of the U.S. ladies with Michael in the Patron’s Tent this weekend. The envy is real, girls.
Events Opening This Week:
Lost Hounds H.T. (PA, A-2), Great Vista Horse Trials (NY, A-1), Silverwood Farm Spring H.T. (WI, A-4), Golden Spike H.T. (UT, A-9), Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T. (MD, A-2), Bucks County Horse Park H.T. (PA, A-2), Full Gallop Farm June Horse Trials (SC, A-3)
Events Closing Today:
CCC Spring Gulch H.T. (CO, A-9), Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3), Spokane Sport Horse Farm Spring H.T. (WA, A-7), Kent School Spring H.T. (CT, A-1), Fair Hill International H.T. (MD, A-2), Otter Creek Spring H.T. (WI, A-4)
News & Notes:
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:
When you sit down to review your business goals, be sure to have your budget next to you. I like to do this every quarter, but bi-annually would be sufficient. By regularly checking in, you will be able to make adjustments to both your business goals and budget as needed.
Let’s be honest, unless you’re independently wealthy, you’re going to need to shape your business around what is bringing in income. Say at your start you were trying to gear your lesson program towards adult amateurs, but at the end of your quarter you find that you’re making more money from teaching your local Pony Clubs. You can now keep an eye on this until the next quarter and see if the trend continues. If it does, you know that you can safely adjust your business plan and budget.
Rebecca Farm is seeking volunteers for the 2016 event, to be held Jule 21-24 in Kalispell, Montana. This is one of the best venues I’ve personally seen, and I highly recommend signing up to volunteer if you can! [Rebecca Farm]
In case you missed it, Uthopia, the iconic ride of Carl Hester’s, was auctioned off last week with no reserve to the shock of Mr. Hester. He now believes that he has secured enough to ensure that the horse’s future is secure after what had to have been a very stressful few days. [Hester Believes Uthopia is Secure]
Five board members have announced their mass resignation from the Board of Directors heading up the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Bromont. The organization behind WEG has been beleagured with financial trouble from the outset, leaving many to question the fate of the Games. This latest development is the most recent in a series of troubles. [Board Members Resign from WEG]
Check out this awesome helmet cam from FENCE Horse Trials, sent in by Katharine Stancliff and Poppyfield’s Tristan: