A fun #waybackWednesday for you: a glimpse at Phyllis Dawson and Albany competing in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. After seeing this on my Instagram feed last week, I wanted to go down memory lane — luckily Phyllis maintains a blog that contains little nuggets such as this one all about Albany and that trip to Seoul. It’s well worth a read!
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Diversity in intercollegiate equestrian sports is the topic of discussion in an upcoming panel hosting by Black in the Saddle on December 15. Geared toward prospective collegiate riders and their families, the Increasing Diversity in Collegiate Equestrian Sports will feature perspectives from current students and coaches. Sign up to attend here.
No, it wasn’t a nightmare. It is, in fact, clipping season. To prepare yourself, The Plaid Horse republished this excellent amateur’s guide to clipping. Step 1: Think to yourself, this costs how much? I can totally do that myself! Famous last words, I say… [Read the “guide”]
Caroline Martin had a heck of a year with several horses, one of which is the up-and-coming HSH Blake, who impressed through his 7-year-old season to earn the USEA’s Turner/Holekamp Le Lion d’Angers Grant to compete among the best 7-year-olds in the world. Get to know HSH Blake and what’s on the horizon here.
Tack Facts with Sterling Essentials: Use these tips to prevent mold on your tack without using harsh chemicals:
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Hang on tight and ride around the 2*-L cross country at Tryon International with Elisa Wallace and Tullymurry Fifi: