Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

The view from Quadrocana. Photo via Dominic Schramm’s FB page.

The folks in Ocala and Aiken are about to get off to a running start, with events in both locales kicking off the eventing season. Based on the photos, it seems like those based in Ocala are getting some warmer temperatures as they prep for the start of the season.

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Your Wednesday News & Notes

Things may be gearing up in the U.S. but over in England they still have another three months before the start of the season. Matthew Heath recounts a few of his to-dos that he has taken care of in the off-season: repainting the yard, getting more involved with his wife’s stud starting up, and of course endless road hacking for the horses. [Why New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t For Me]

Fifi Prime, a former editor for the USCTA News, has passed away. For 22 years Fifi ran the USCTA News (now Eventing USA), transforming it from a newsletter to a magazine while covering Olympics, WEGs and Pan Ams. An eventer herself, she competed her own Sparrow Hawk extensively before loaning him to the USET and was deeply involved in the Ledyard International Three Day Event. [In Memorian: Fifi Prime]

The USHJA is dealing with an identity crisis. While they’ve spent years catering to the professionals and making the sport bigger and shinier, they’ve forgotten to cater to the base that created it: the adult amateur. USHJA President Mary Babick is trying to bring the sport back to its roots. [Power In Numbers]

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