I’ve got 3 things that I’m really into this week, and they aren’t enough by themselves to make a post for each, so ta-da…. Friday Faves!
Ribbons for Winners
Sometimes the best ribbons in your collection are the ones you randomly purchase for yourself off of Facebook. 😂 I couldn’t resist, it sums up my riding career perfectly. #ribbonsforwinners #horsepeople #equestrian #equestrianlife #horseshow #horsebackriding #thestruggleisreal #eventerproblems #eventing #neverquit
If you follow me on Insta then you’re already acquainted with my new favorite ribbon. I saw this on facebook last week and just Had To Have It, because nothing has ever described my riding career as accurately as that thing. It’s got positivity, humor, and perseverance all in one. How could I not buy it?
It’s from a company called Ribbons For Winners and they say they have new styles coming in the next few weeks as well. They’re also open to suggestions so if you have any brilliant ideas, hit them up on facebook!
Majyk Equipe/Jonty Evans
Today we are launching a $500 giveaway to benefit #teammajyk rider, Jonty Evans who is still in serious condition following his recent fall. Jonty’s family will have a lot of expense ahead of them so we are asking that anyone who enters please make a donation to the David Foster Injured Rider Fund to enter @www.davidfosterinjuredriders.ie suggested donation is 5 Euro (about 5.85 dollars and the site accepts payments from US ) but you can donate as much as you would like. The competition is open to everyone and you can enter on the Eventing Nation site @goeventing. Full details of the contest can be found on the Eventing Nation site. Please repost and get the word out so we can all help this wonderful man and rider. As well as doing something for one of our riding community you also get the chance to win $500 in Majyk goodies!! 👍 #weargreenforjonty #eventing #threedayeventing #horsegiveaway #horsetack #horsebackriding #majykequipe #believeinmajyk #teammajyk #goodcause
Fans of international level eventing have probably heard about the significant brain injury sustained by Irish rider Jonty Evans last month during a fall at Tattersalls. His condition has stabilized, although he is still hospitalized and faces a long hard road ahead with his recovery. They haven’t said much about his prognosis, I think a lot still remains to be seen, but he will for sure accrue some extremely high medical bills during this time. To help ease the financial burden, Majyk Equipe (one of my favorite companies!) is sponsoring a giveaway to benefit Jonty. The prize pack includes lots of great stuff, worth over $500, including things you can’t actually even BUY! The winner will get: Color Elite XC boots in Turquoise, Sport/Dressage boots in Turquoise/White, ME’s new Luxury AP saddle pad, a Team Majyk jacket, and other Majyk team gear.
To enter: make a donation to the David Foster Injured Rider’s fund, being sure to reference “Majyk/Jonty” in the comment box. The suggested minimum donation is just 5 Euro, but feel free to give whatever you can. These funds will go directly toward Jonty’s medical bills. After you complete the donation, forward the email confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org – this will be your raffle entry.
Rebecca Farm/Aachen live streams
I. Love. Livestreams. It is modern technology at it’s very finest, if you ask me. And this weekend we’ve got TWO fantastic live streams available – Young Rider Champs from Rebecca Farm, and Nation’s Cup dressage/showjumping/eventing from Aachen. Both are FREE! To watch Rebecca you need a fan membership from USEF, which you can get for free with the code NAYCE18. The live stream is available on USEFNetwork. Shoutout and best of luck to my friend Georgia, who is riding her OTTB (that she picked out and brought up through the levels herself in just 2 years!) Menue Rendevous in the 1*!
To watch Aachen you will need a Clipmyhorse.tv membership, BUT you can sign up for a free 30 day trial and not have to pay (you can watch for a little while before it asks you to log in). Totally worth it to see some of the best international level horses, of all disciplines, in the world. Aachen is pretty incredible. Definitely on my bucket list of shows I must attend in person someday.
The best part about Clipmyhorse’s coverage?
Yep, they include the breeding information for each horse right there on the screen! I love this about the Europeans, they always have that kind of stuff easily available.
Happy Friday everyone!