Finish Lines: Eventers to Strike A Pose at S.P. II
A fashion show featuring Olympians and local event riders is sure to be the highlight of the “Britches and Bling” party on Saturday, March 26, during the PRO Series Southern Pines II Horse Trials.
Local stores and horse trials vendors (including Beading Babes, Denkers, Dubarry of Ireland, Eve Avery, Gentlemen’s Corner of Pinehurst, Holland and Holland, Maggies, Monkee’s and Morgan Miller) will provide clothes to be modeled by the riders during the cocktail hour.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Carolina Horse Park at (910) 875-2074.
n Call it “The Social Haynet” …
Ohio thoroughbred breeder Lynn Boggs has learned that Facebook is more than just an outlet for informing friends what you had for lunch. Boggs recently employed the social platform to help find homes for 52 thoroughbreds that were in danger of being sent to a livestock auction.
When retired track veterinarian and thoroughbred breeder Daniel Sterns died on Jan. 27, he left among his earthly possessions 52 horses, with no instructions or provisions for their care.
Stearns’ son gave Boggs, a close friend of his father’s, one week to find homes for the thoroughbreds, and told her he planned to send any remaining horses to auction.
Boggs posted information about the horses’ plight on Facebook; within minutes calls and e-mails flooded in with offers to adopt the horses. Four days, more than 4,000 phone calls, and hundreds of e-mails and text messages later, all 52 have been adopted out to approved homes.
n The St. Andrews College equestrian team placed third at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s (IHSA) Tournament of Champions last weekend at Chatham Hall in Virginia. Virginia Intermont won the tournament, while Delaware Valley College claimed second place.
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