Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Contest Alert!!! Potential Bucket list Experience!!

Photo taken from 2010 Royal Winter Fair Galleries
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Hey horsie friends!  As some of you may know, I have been fortunate to occasionally contribute posts to a wonderful new(ish) blog out there, Horse Junkies United.  I quickly became addicted to the site because it focused on folks like me -- amateur riders.  HJU focuses on the experiences and adventures of amateur riders of all disciplines, as well as using connections to take us behind the scenes into some our professional idols' lives in a very real and accessible way.

Horse Junkies United is currently running a contest in partnership with The Royal Winter Fair Horse Show, held in Toronto (that would be Canada, in case you were wondering) from November 4th-13th.  “The Royal” is, to some, Canada's penultimate horse show, and is a ten day festival of all disciplines. The competition is by invitation only, and so the best of the best -all the big names from North America, South America and Europe - will be there.

What you'll win:
TWO lucky winners will each receive a pair of tickets for one evening at The Royal, along with a welcome gift, and the opportunity to meet some cool people behind the scenes.  Even better, they will get to blog about their experience to HJU's global audience of Horse Junkies!!

How to enter:
Email HJU ( a story about your Best Memory of the Royal. Or, if, like me, you've never been, write about Why You Would Like To Come to The Royal.  Email your article to – with photo if possible and let the HJU staff know which date works best for you.  Here are your choices and the key events scheduled for each date:

■ Friday November 4th:   Talent Squad, Canadian Show Jumping Championship Presented by Greenhawk and the Good Crop Indoor Eventing (Mark Todd is coming!!!)

■Wednesday November 9th:  Dressage Grand Prix CDI*** presented by Dominion Regalia and the FEI World Cup Show Jumping Grand Prix (Umm, perfect opportunity to gawk at Eric Lamaze!!!)

The deadline to receive entries is October 27.

Again, get crackin' and get your entry in to ASAP!  This kind of chance doesn't come around every day, ya know....

(Ummm, I'm wondering if either my boss or my husband will catch on if I plan a business trip to Toronto that week...)

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