Wednesday, February 29 2012 by Editor
On February 1, 2012, the US Eventing Association approved a policy change to permit Beginner Novice and Novice riders to compete in fully recognized Long Format 3-Day Events. This historic ruling now allows those riders that represent the majority of the sport’s participants to earn USEA National Year-end Points and Eventing Championship Qualifications when they compete in the traditional version of the sport. Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, SC has worked closely with the USEA to develop the guidelines for the new policy and is proud to be the first organizer to offer both of the newly recognized levels at its So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event this May 3 rd through 6 th , 2012, which will include Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level
Monday, February 27 2012 by Editor
Riders read and Pin Oak Charity Horse Show encourages reading in the greater Houston Community through The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life Exhibit by Vanessa Wright, a pairing of photographs of today’s horses and riders with quotations from the world’s greatest book. (Houston, TX) – Does Black Beauty live at the end of your street? Does Pegasus take wing from the pasture around the corner? Explore The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life equine photography exhibit to find out! From Achilles receiving his immortal chargers to Don Quixote’s farewell to Rocinante, literature is full of unforgettable stories and poetry about heroic horses and horse-people.
Catching up: Chuck Weaver has been elected as the new chairman of the board of governors for the USPA. Chuck previously served as the USPA’s president and has also been a board member and treasurer for the organization’s USPA Properties apparel business. With a taste for politics, Chuck is also currently serving his first term
Club News: Everyone on the west coast is all atwitter when the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were scheduled to be in Santa Barbara July 9th for the Foundation Polo Challenge, a charity event benefitting The American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, and the Polo Training Center,