Archive September 2012
It’s the middle of the night and I’m holding a dosing syringe the size of a small country and twisting a horse’s ear. When I was dreaming about ponies at the tender age of five, this really wasn’t a part of the deal. How did this happen? *cue fade-away music*
The National Academy Championships has added a new class due to numerous requests from students about helping raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital during the show. The result was the Battle of The Barns – Instructor’s class.
If you’re going to Kansas City and the UPHA American Royal, you simply must make a trip to Halls, one of the coolest shopping destinations in the country! This year, if you shop during the week of the show and mention the American Saddlebred Museum (and that you are in town for the horse show) at checkout, Halls will donate 10% of your purchase to the Museum! Shop for gifts, shop for yourself – you’ll be helping the Museum either way!
Humane Society Applauds Introduction of Federal Bill to End Abuse in Tennessee Walking Horse Competitions
The Humane Society of the United States commends Reps. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., with original co-sponsors Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Jim Moran, D-Va., for introducing H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012.
For the first time ever Royal Crest Farms, Fond Du Lac, Wisc., is opening its’ doors to the public to take in outside training clients and offer riding lessons. They will be hosting an open house from 1 p.m. -4 p.m. on Sept. 29 to celebrate this restructuring of the farm. There will be a short presentation discussing the joys and benefits of riding and the versatility of the American Saddlebred, as well as riding demonstrations from some of the Royal Crest riders and a presentation of some of the horses for sale.
Horses Against Hunger will be holding a food drive for the victims of Hurricane Isaac. Pet food donations will be accepted as well, to aid the dogs and cats that have been left homeless and hungry. The collection tubs will be located at DeLovely and donations will be accepted through Mane Event which ends Oct. 24.
The National Academy Championship Finals is pleased to announce that Winner’s Circle and David Thomas of Shelbyille, Tenn. is once again supporting this one of a kind show by donating
a Jeffries SS Pro 5000 show saddle to the Junior WTC Equitation Champion Finalist.
Both “TBA” (To Be Announced) classes at the Mid-America Mane Event Show have been picked up, adding two Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge classes to the show schedule – Show Pleasure Driving and County Pleasure Driving. Both will count toward qualifying entries for this year’s Driving Challenge Finals at the American Royal, but as TBA classes not included in the printed prize list, placings will not earn points on the USEF awards system.
Last Friday I found myself off work and making horse treats. Let me just back up a pinch and tell you all how I never really thought I’d ever make horse treats. I rarely make Elphi (my little Boston Terrier) homemade treats. But that is where I was … in my kitchen on a Friday morning making equine nibblets. My roommate was off on an adventure to some show in Louisville; I hear it’s a big deal.