So many incredible people deserve shoutouts after a successful horse trial, but today lets give a round of applause to these folks. Emily Holmes spearheaded Ocala Winter I which included managing a 600+ entry circus. She is an absolute superstar. This weekend also saw some first time volunteers, Zach Brandt and Audrie Stanka both kindly spent time volunteering in addition to competing to ensure the event could continue smoothly. Well done, y’all!
National Holiday: Fat Tuesday
Japan’s Health Ministry has officially approved Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations will begin next week for healthcare workers as the country is still under a state of emergency as a third wave hit the county late last year. The government hopes to secure enough supplies for the entire population, an estimated 126 million people, by “mid-year” as we move closer to the Olympic Games. [Japan Health Ministry says it has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine]
Headed to Bromont this year? Canada will now require negative COVID-19 test results in order to cross the border. Tests must have been taken within three days, and individuals would then be required to quarantine for 14 days once in the country. [New rules requiring a negative COVID-19 test at Canadian border now in effect]
Where does your entry fee go? Cost breakdowns for running an event can be overwhelming and the costs associating with hosting an event are probably more than you think. [The Entry Fee is Only the Beginning: Part One]
Things to ponder today: Can you be a good rider if you aren’t a good horseman? [From The Magazine: Do Riders Need To Be Horsemen?]
One of the best, and most difficult, parts of riding is the partnership with another creature. This is no bicycle you can put back in the garage when you’re finished with it, and that comes with a great deal of responsibility. [My Message for Fellow Young Equestrians: Horses Are Not Machines]
Tuesday Video: Learn how to best cool out an unclipped horse.