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Hi Everyone!I just wanted to give a quick update before I leave for Aiken. With snow on the ground, I decided now was a good time to get some work done on my computer.For the past few years, I’ve only been able to go south for one to two weeks at a time. Being the primary caretaker for my barn in Maryland, it’s hard to leave for any extended period of time … but I’ve been able to make it through, thanks to my indoor arena and some creativity.
Original Post Date: 01/25/2012 - 11:06   |   Last Updated: Wed, 2012-01-25 13:00

Daniel Stewart has been one of the favorite speakers at the USEA Annual Meeting and Conventions. A recap of his presentation at the 2011 Convention on Equestrian Sports Psychology will be appearing in the January/February issue of Eventing USA and a monthly blog post from Daniel Stewart will be featured on the USEA site.  Interested in learning more from Daniel Stewart? Be sure an sign up for his monthly newsletter on the bottom of his website.Question of the Month
Original Post Date: 01/25/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Wed, 2012-01-25 12:11

On February 26th, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. there will be a fundraiser for Allison Angove and her family held at Veterans Memorial Martinez, located at 930 Ward Street, in Martinez, California 94553. Tickets are $25 and tax deductible.
Original Post Date: 01/23/2012 - 16:35   |   Last Updated: Mon, 2012-01-23 16:35

Here at Horse & Hound we know how good you Americans are on horseback. In fact we are starting to think of Laura Kraut as an honorary Brit. We have many links with you – not least USA’s eventing coach Mark Phillips who is a long-standing Horse & Hound columnist.*    H&H is now available promptly and affordably worldwide*     Our new digital magazine allows horse lovers everywhere to read our unparalleled coverage on computer or tablet the instant it is published each Thursday
Original Post Date: 01/20/2012 - 11:08   |   Last Updated: Fri, 2012-01-20 11:09

Early Sunday morning, January 15, a fire at Pleasant Ridge Farm in Monroe County, Pa., leveled the barn and claimed the lives of nine horses. Two of those horses belonged to Rebecca Greene, an up and coming upper level Area II eventer. Over the past several years, Becky has developed a burgeoning training and sales business and established herself as an instructor for Beginner and Intermediate riders in northeastern Pennsylvania. Becky has a love for OTTBs and has trained and sold several horses off the track.
Original Post Date: 01/18/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Fri, 2012-01-20 11:08

Friends of the Lesley Long Benefit Auction present… the Lesley Long & Family Silent Auction live, online bidding opens January 16th, noon ~ auction closes February 15th, 11pmLesley Long was an exemplary horsewoman in Carroll County, Maryland. Sadly, despite the high premium Lesley placed on handling horses safely, she passed away on December 14th, 2011 after sustaining a severe brain injury from being kicked by a startled horse three weeks earlier.
Original Post Date: 01/17/2012 - 13:14   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2012-01-17 13:14

The New York Times ran an article today about Neville Bardos and his survival of the fire and the chance to compete in this summer’s Olympics. Writer Mary Pilon, highlighted the night when the barn at True Prospect Farm went up in flames and then explained Neville’s history as well as his comeback to top form at the Burghley CCI4*. The article also mentions Neville’s chance to be named Horse of the Year – the USEA nominated him for this honor and the winner will be announced at this weekend’s USEF Annual Meeting.
Original Post Date: 01/13/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2012-01-17 13:12

Part of the Retired Racehorse Training Project is their newly launched “Bloodline Brag” on their website. According to the Retired Racehorse Training website “the purpose of this database is to try to track the use of Thoroughbreds in sport and how performance characteristics can relate back to pedigree.  Which stallions make great sires of dressage horses? Eventers? Jumpers?
Original Post Date: 01/12/2012 - 12:46   |   Last Updated: Thu, 2012-01-12 12:47

Winter in Area V is both a blessing and a curse to most eventing enthusiasts. These short few months typically mark a lull in show activity due to impending holidays and the chilly, wet weather. Event riders are given the opportunity to rest their horses, take some much needed time off, or focus solely on training work at home. All of which can become incredibly dull without a goal to strive towards during the break.
Original Post Date: 01/10/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Thu, 2012-01-12 12:52

Eventers have a sickness. It could be considered an illness or a disease, and it can be contracted at any stage in life. The early symptoms are an overwhelming need to be in a barn in close proximity to horses. But this is common among a broad spectrum of horse people. What makes ‘eventing sickness’ special is that above all things we are concerned with fitness, training, schooling. How many trot sets, gallops, hill sets do we need to do by which week.
Original Post Date: 01/09/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Thu, 2012-01-12 12:56

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