Show moms seem to get a lot of shout-outs but let’s not forget the show dads out there! My parents are both great at holding things and handing me things on a hot day but my father always had a special knack for being led around by my horse (who only needed someone nominally connected to him at a show if there was grass in his range) and doing his damndest to brush a tail. Life pro tip: never ask a man who never had long hair to brush the tail of a horse without specific instructions.
This Sunday is Father’s Day so make sure to thank the special Horse Show Dad in your life!
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Your Wednesday News & Notes
Many riders dream of Badminton but few are dreaming of the Grassroots Division. British rider Kira Simpson had that exact goal in mind when breeding her Fjord mare to a Thoroughbred stallion. Kira is hoping that the resulting foal, Winnie, is her ticket to ride on hallowed grounds, in the championship BE100 division. [Owner’s Badminton Dream]
Another pair of Hylofit Classic Series winners were crowned at IEA last weekend. Amateurs and off track thoroughbreds ruled the day at IEA, with Erin Walsh and Notice the Trick taking home top placing in the Training 3Day and Caroline Charette and Moondance claiming the title at the Novice level. [Classic Series Visits Hoosier State]
What would you do if you won a CCI4*-L and the prize was a yearling? Stuart Tinney is probably well equipped to handle an extra equine mouth and will take home a nicely bred yearling colt by Roaldik out of Falvelon, bred by Melbourne International sponsor Davidson Equestrian. [Stuart Tinney Wins Melbourne CCI4*-L]
Surefire has extended extended their closing date to June 12! The competition will be held June 21-23 in Purcellville, Va. It’s always a favorite on the Area II summer calendar. Get those entires here! Click here for more information.
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