Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Updates on the Goings On at AWIP....

Greetings, friends of AWIP!  I hope all has been well in your worlds, and that your families and four-leggeds are all healthy and happy.

Lots of news going on here in the Jerz.  As you may know, I also blog for Horse Junkies United, and thanks to them, I was granted a media pass to cover the  2012 USEF Dressage Festival of Champions at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone. (This could be one of the ONLY times it's good to live in New Jersey!)

As the press pass was given to HJU, and there are rules and regulations with that sort of thing, all my coverage and photos are over there.  If you are interested in reading about what went on, click here for Day One Grand Prix coverage and here for Day Two Olympic Grand Prix Special coverage. (Note: Day One features a picture of yours truly with the uber-nice winner, Steffen Peters. WhooHoo! Umm, that was a demonstration of amazingly professional journalism right there. NOT!) 

Another highlight of the weekend was the injured Boy hopped back on Sug for the first time in months. (You may recall he dislocated his knee a while back and has been on crutches, canes, and other instruments of torture for some time now).  Anywho, the knee has been on the mend and he's been cleared for some light activity.  Since the Sainted One is on the IR as well and is only cleared to walk, Noah climbed aboard after I'd finished the mare's daily 30 minute power walk. With most stall-bound horses this might not be a good idea, but it's the Sainted Mare we're talking about, and she took superior care of her Boy, as always.  Good girl, Sug! 

Finally, I was just sent a copy of Peter Leone's new book, Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic, to review for Horse Junkies United.  I am very excited about this opportunity!  I love his DVD Ride The Body, and was privileged to catch a clinic he did at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts a few years ago.  I still use some tips I learned from that clinic, which is pretty darn amazing considering I was sick as a dog that day.   I got the book yesterday, started it last night, and can tell from the first chapter that I'm really going to enjoy it. The layout is thoughtful, and presents the information in an easy to digest manner.  Looking forward to spending time with this book, and sharing my thoughts about it.  Will update you when that happens, or, if you don't want to wait for my review, follow the link above to purchase your own copy.

Take care of yourselves, and thanks for reading!


  1. I've had that book since April at EA(: I love it and was lucky enough to get Peter to sign it.

  2. Good to see the boy back in the saddle.