Wrap up of Wellington This is a great news write-up from EquestrianMag.com about Beacon Hill's successes at Wellington. It kind of just wraps up all their rider's results, and there is an amazing story of one of their rider's coming back from cancer to win her class.
News from Stacia Madden I emailed the Madden's about a new season of Horse Power (didn't say anything about one), but Stacia said that February 24th Animal Planet is airing the Sporthorse Cup from Syracuse, and Frank is doing the commentating.
P.S. - If you scroll down to the results of the 'High Junior Jumper' class, you will see the names of Maggie MCalary and Addison Phillips (another Heritage farm rider who we see in the promo shots for Horse Power).
I left off Brianne (who they ranked 12th, even though she's not really competing in equitation anymore). Incase you were interested, the girl they ranked #1 was Addison Phillips, who I believe was one of the girls who was cut from Horse Power. They sort of showed her in the promo shots, but then didn't include her. She's a Heritage Farm rider.
So, one of my Christmas gifts was a digital camera...I decided to test drive out the video and experiment a bit with my movie editing stuff. And so...I created...and Horse Power music video type dealio. It's kindavery crappy quality, I'm not gonna lie. It actually looked a lot better before I compressed it to stream it online. But it is a movie nonetheless.
George Morris Clinic. So, I skipped school and went to watch a George Morris clinic yesterday. It was AMAZING. Such a great experience...I'm really, really glad I went. He's a really effective teacher and had SO much excellent input. He was also super hilarious. I have a few videos of him riding/talking. Unfortunately, my camera died during the first section of riders, so I only have 3 somewhat decent-ish videos. I'm kinda sad, he rode some really challenging horses later on for some of the people in the clinic and did a great job with them. Oh well!
Here's Lindsay's profile for the A&M equestrian team. I've been out to a few of the home matches and she's done well. I think she was most valuable rider in the flat division the other day against Baylor. Anyway, Gig 'Em Ags!
Some random news... -Maggie Mcalary was on the cover of Young Rider (riding Mid Accord, I believe) -Nikko Ritter had an article written about him in Horse Illustrated. He auctioned himself off (a dating type thing) for a horsey charity. -In the article about Nikko, it said that the girl who won the auction also recieved Horse Power on DVD...Does this mean that they will be releasing it soon? Perhaps... -It's been pretty much confirmed that there will be a second season of Horse Power. -Anything else? Feel free to make posts about things you've heard about the HP riders.
Bahaha. I was watching the final episode of Horse Power that I had taped with my friend Kristi (klutzeeebarbie)...and she noticed that when the announcement is made that Brianne has won the Maclay, this girl does this little dance on her horse in the background. It's really funny. We must have replayed that one tiny moment about a billion times. Haha. If you have it on tape and watch it insanely often (like me and my friends do...we're weird.), check it out.
Wow, brainfart. I just realized that Lindsey Smith is going to Texas A&M on a full equestrian scholarship. OMG. That's where I'm going in the fall. I'm going to be following her around the facilities, like her own mini-stalker. Hee hee. It'll be fun.
But alas, I didn't make it onto the equestrian team but I'll be playing polo across the road. We use the same barns so maybe I can follow her around then! "Lindsey, I saw you on TV!"
Send in requests for a DVD! Hey, guys! So, I was looking online at the DVDs that Animal Planet has released...and I saw a lot of ridiculous ones. So I thought to myself, "Why haven't they made a Horse Power DVD yet? I know so many people who would want it!" So, instead of just moping, I contacted Animal Planet. I know of two other people who I've gotten to send in e-mails...and I think that if the company believes there's enough interest, they will release a DVD.
Check it out! They currently have the 1st eppie up (which is good because neither Kristi nor I had seen the first episode)...I'm sure that the 2nd one will come soon (which is also good because that's the only one I don't have taped besides the 1st one...and the 2nd is my favorite).
Sadness! I watched the 5th episode today randomly...The Harrisburg Final. As I was watching it, I realized that I have watched that (and pretty much all) episode SO many times. And then I got sad because I really miss having a new episode of Horse Power to look forward to.
I think we should all send e-mails to Animal Planet asking that they have a 2nd season.