Between Daylight Savings Time and spring officially beginning next week, things are really starting to lighten up around here! Check out this stunning photo from Liz Storandt, Kim Severson’s groom. Liz writes, “Hope Cove warming up yesterday morning. Everyone suggested I forward it to you for EN.” Thanks for sharing, Liz!
Events Closing Today: Morven Park Spring H.T. (Virginia, A-2), Full Gallop Farm H.T. (South Carolina, A-3), Rocking Horse Spring H.T. (Florida, A-3), Ocala Horse Properties International 3-Day Event (Florida, A-3), Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Texas, A-5), Galway Downs International Horse Trials (California, A-6)
News and Notes:
Silva continues to improve: Amber Heintzberger updated Boyd and Silva’s blog with an update saying, “I’m just off the phone with Boyd, who arrived late last night from Tallahassee and would like to reassure everyone that all is well at the Delray Medical Center, with Silva awake and in good spirits today. She is still feeling the effects of her injuries but is slowly but surely improving, and she was very excited to receive the keys to the new Mercedes that Boyd won a one-year lease for up at Red Hills this weekend.” Go Martins. [Boyd and Silva Martin’s blog]
A-Hunting she will go: Olympic medalist Gina Miles strutted her stuff in the hunter ring on March 6 and 7, showing her former 1* mount Bravo at the HITS Desert Circuit. Bravo, an Oldenburg gelding whose temperament and rhythm were better suited for the hunter ring than cross country, is owned by Chris Misita. [Chronicle of the Horse]
Area IV, represent! The Area IV Annual Meeting will be held this Saturday, March 15 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The “Eventing University” will feature presentations on topics such as veterinary care and grooming and conditioning the event horse. Stay tuned for EN coverage of the meeting, which also includes a business meeting, silent auction, and banquet and awards ceremony featuring keynote speaker Meghan O’Donoghue. [Area IV]
Video of the Day: Check out this educational video on equine gut health from our friends at Cavalor! Create a healthy horse inside and out with beneficial pre- and pro-biotics.