Nothing makes me much happier than seeing the newly appointed Ever So Sweet Scholarship recipients acclimating to their new opportunity. Winter ESS recipient Micah Green has arrived in Florida and is learning the ropes with Sara Kozumplik, and we are green with envy! Be sure to follow along on the SEE Ever So Sweet Instagram page to see more from Micah as he gets into full swing.
U.S. Weekend Preview
Wednesday News & Reading
The revamped USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP — formerly known as ICP) is hosting an educational symposium at Barnstaple South in Ocala, FL this week. Participants are certified or pending certified coaches who participate in seminars, lessons, and demos from world-renowned pros in order to bolster their tool box for students. [Keep Up with ECP Symposium Coverage]
#supergroom Hailey Burlock has had a wild year as an integral part of the Will Coleman Equestrian team, culminating with the receipt of the Liz Cochran Memorial Grooms Award at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Read all about Hailey’s journey to WCE and what new skills she’s picked up along the way. [Hailey Burlock is Prepared for the Unexpected]
Longtime eventing supporter Sue Davies has passed away after a battle with cancer, and British World Champion Yasmin Ingham penned a lovely tribute to one of her original supporters on social media. [Remembering Sue Davies]
What can be learned at cowboy camp? Much, it turns out, as Heels Down Mag writer Justine Griffin reported last summer. [This one’s worth a re-read]
Sponsor Corner: Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International
There’s lots to celebrate this year at the Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International, including a perk of free stabling in between Southern Pines H.T. and Carolina International for those competing at both events. Opening day for the CI is January 31, and we can’t wait to see what that entry list looks like!
More info on entries, sponsorship, vendor opportunities, VIP packages, and more can be found at carolinainternationalcci.com.
Wednesday Video Break
Take a peek at some training with Pippa Funnell, courtesy of the riders participating in the Wesko Foundation’s program (click here if the embedded Instagram video below does not display in your browser):