Big congratulations are in order for EN’s own Stephanie Nicora and her “hobo horse,” High In the Air, on completing their first Prelim together this weekend at Twin Rivers. Stephanie has produced this horse with the help of coaches Earl and Jennifer McFall and reached a big goal this weekend, finishing with some time on cross country and a couple of rails in their debut at the level. Big smiles all around!
Events Opening This Week:
Full Moon Farms H.T. (MD, A-2) Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (GA, A-3) Texas Rose Horse Park Fall H.T. (TX, A-5) River Glen Fall H.T. (TN, A-3)
Events Closing Today:
The Virginia CCI/CIC and H.T. (VA, A-2) Ocala Fall Event Presented by Brian Cox Farm Team (FL, A-3) Galway Downs International Event & H.T. (CA, A-6) Paradise Farm H.T. (SC, A-3)
News & Notes:
If you are a junior rider or an adult amateur, you should definitely be applying for the USEA Worth the Trust scholarship! Applications are due on October 3, and it’s a pretty straightforward process. The winner of each scholarship (one for juniors and one for adults) will be announced at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at the end of the year. [USEA Worth the Trust Scholarship]
Irish rider Clare Abbott’s Rio ride, Euro Prince, is set to be sold at the Goresbridge Go for Gold sale in November. “The owners feel the time is right now to sell him on,” Clare told Horse & Hound. This is certainly a tough time for Clare, who has said that she’d love to keep the ride on “Sparky”. [Euro Prince to be Sold at Auction]
With fall in full swing, there are new risks to be on the watch for when it comes to your horse’s health. Many leaves that are shed during this time of year can be poisonous to animals, and The Horse has a great guide on what to avoid and look for. Just one more thing to add to the list, right? [Protecting Your Horse from Poisonous Leaves]
Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:
If you’re on a limited advertising budget, but you still want to place ads in a print publication, be sure to look at their publication schedule. Most publications have special issues that may have a higher distribution than other issues. If you cannot find this information online, just call the magazine and ask. This will help you spend your money effectively and efficiently. Also keep in mind that magazines work well ahead of their publication date. If you want your ad in a specific issue, you may need to submit it months in advance.
Something we all should know: How to say ‘no’ when people ask if they can ride your horse!