After long hard thoughts and discussions we at Grindstone Mountain have decided to not run the horse trials in 2018. As everyone should already know we are not an Eventing farm, but were more then willing to embrace the history of the farm. However, the horse trials dictated what we could not do on the farm all year long. This made it very difficult to create “our” farm. We also did not find the competition to be financially feesable.The 2017 horse trials were invigorating! We found a great appreciation for another part of our sport. The first horse out of … [Read More]
Archives for December 2017
Reminder: the Area I Annual Meeting keynote speaker will be holding a clinic the day before the meeting at he Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center. Tik Maynard is a renowned trainer that utilizes horsemanship and jumping and dressage training to develop young horses into internationally competitive three-day event horses. Tik is married to US Team and 4 star event rider, Sinead Halpin. See the Clinics page for details.
Congratulations to Area I’s Melissa Baumann, the 2018 Worth the Trust Young Adult Scholarship Winner!
Do you drive long hours while hauling horses? An ELD automatically records the number of hours a driver spends behind the wheel. Commercial vehicles are required to have them installed, but as horses are considered “livestock,” you may need one for your personal rig. See the USEA’s article regarding ELDs for more information.