There are so many kind and gracious people in the horse world. Some volunteer at events and have a chance to be up close and personal. Others give of their time to educate. There are those focused on bringing health to horses and others who just love them. Enjoy this vision of horses and the people who love them.
Marian Nilsen riding Frodo enjoys learning from WEG Bronze Medalist Kathleen Raine
Marian Nilsen is a women focused on healthy horses but she’s also a talented dressage rider. Kathleen Raine is one of the top riders in the nation and she makes frequent trips to Colorado to help Marian. www.healthyhorseboutique.com
George Morris and Robert Ridland at the 2012 London Olympic Games
George Morris and Robert Ridland are two of the best educators in the United States. While George moves on to other things from his show jumping Chef d’Equipe title, Robert walks into that new position.
Horses and the people who love them
Shark Gesture is a wonderful stallion who has achieved a lot in his lifetime. He, like so many other horses, is loved by many and often share some special moments together.
Volunteering at the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event
Volunteers are what make events like the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” so successful. Volunteers help cool off horses, get ice, serve lunch, become jump judges. This event is always in need of volunteers, especially for their upcoming third edition May 2-5. Just visit their web site and fill in the volunteer form and enjoy the ride. Go to www.so8ths.com.
Professionals donate their time
Pan American Games veteran Holly Hudspeth; Susan Beebee, who has competed at Rolex; J. Michael (Charlie) Plumb, winner of the 1990 Fair Hill CCI**; Olympic veteran Robert Costello; Pan American Games Gold Medalist and Olympic alternate Will Faudree and his assistant barn manager and trainer Nat Varcoe-Cocks; Show Jumping Course Designer Marc Donovan, Dressage Judge Sue Smithson, FEI Eventing Veterinarian Dr. Debbie Williamson, and FEI “I” Cross-Country Course Designer Tremaine Cooper are just some of the great people who donate their time. They will be helping to educate the amateur competitors at the May 2-5 So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in Heart of the Carolinas, where volunteers and spectators are always welcome: www.so8ths.com.