The Kansas City eventing community hosted eventers from all over Area IV and beyond this past weekend for the annual spring event, the Mill Creek Pony Club Horse Trials. There’s always something special about your hometown event, and even having lived in Kansas City for just a short time I’ve come to love the local events as my own. The event boasted nearly 200 entries this year, and there was some great riding on display throughout the weekend. I’m moving away from Area IV soon, but I will always consider this special place to be home. Area IV strong!
Events Opening This Week:
Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I (NJ, A-2), Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3), Twin Rivers Derby and YEH/FEH (CA, A-6), South Farm H.T. (OH, A-8), Western Underground, Inc Coconino Summer HT & T/N3D Event (AZ, A-10)
Events Closing Today:
Colorado Horse Park CCI**/*, CIC** and Horse Trails (CO, A-9), Poplar Place Farm June H.T. (GA, A-3), GMHA June HorseTrials (VT, A-1), Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring Horse Trials (NY, A-1), IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day Event (IN, A-8), Camelot Equestrian Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6), Waredaca H.T. (MD, A-2), Carriage House Farm Combined Test (MN, A-4)
News & Notes:
Kentucky Equine Research and EN are teaming up to host the Great KER Fitness Challenge this spring! Download the free KER ClockIt Sport app for your phone and record your rides for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop.kerx.com, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with your choice of Bruce Davidson, Liz Halliday-Sharp, or Dom or Jimmie Schramm; and a feature story about you and your horse on EN. Entries close May 31! [Contest Details]
Efforts to support Philippa Humphreys’ daughter, Millie’s, college fund continue to multiply. The latest is this beautiful button memorializing Philippa, the proceeds from which will be donated to Millie’s college fund. [Dream Big Darling Button]
Is free feeding hay beneficial for your horse? Some may argue against it if they own horses who simply don’t seem to know when to stop. This commentary on the subject provides some great insight over on The Horse. [Free Feeding Hay]
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:
If you’re like most horse people, your barn is more organized than your house. Your tack room probably contains neat rows of bridles, saddles and girths, but your office probably contains messy piles of papers. If you’re going to organize one aspect of your office, you should create an “Important Stuff” binder for your business.
You should include the following items in your binder: original letter from the IRS assigning your FEIN number; copy of your W-9; operating agreement and/or mission statement; EFTPS letter with enrollment; original bank documents; employee contracts and tax documents; blank copy of your own client contract and/or release forms; and insurance documents.