Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Proud squid is the best type of squid. Photo courtesy of Cecily Brown.

This winter has been a bit of a new experience for me; after I spent last winter commuting back and forth between Aiken and Philadelphia on weekends, I decided it would be easiest and best for everyone if my trainer had sole custody this winter. He’s done splendidly with my guy so far, and I’ve surprised myself by enjoying the owner position more than I realized.

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Your Wednesday News & Notes

Fitch’s Corner has concluded its runs after a quarter-century of events. Run by Fernanda Kellogg and her husband Kirk Henckels, Fitch’s Corner made itself a summer destination for all level riders for Prelim and below. With abundant prize money, a collectible car parade, and a trade fair, it gained a reputation as a spectator event for those trying to escape the city. [Fitch’s Corner Event Ends]

At the barest hint of physical trouble I’m prone to call out my vet, but like many riders I will just suffer through pain until I just can’t ride. Lauren Sprieser recounts how important it is to pay as much attention to our own bodies as we do to our horses. [The Most Impatient Patients]

Nana Dalton had a hell of a year in 2018, and not in a great way. Between a head injury that took months to resolve and a double mastectomy paired with reconstruction, Nana couldn’t sustain her business and yard in the the same way. After taking a step back, downsizing and regrouping with her five-year old son in mind, Nana is exploring ways to make her career financially stable. [Life Turned Upside Down]

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