A winning day with Scoggins Training Center
I’m going to do some shameless plugging for my trainer’s barn here, lol. He’s having one of the absolute BEST come for a two day clinic later this month.
I thought I would share this, as I think not only Arabian owners would benefit from attending this clinic. The riding slots are full at this point, but there is plenty of room for auditing since there is not a limit on that! I have two riding horses at this barn, and both will be participating in the clinic in some way. Wendy trained my bay hunter to his National Championship, so I’m looking forward to riding him under her. Or she might use him for demo stuff. We’ll see! Anyway, I would HIGHLY recommend attending to watch if you can. It’s going to be a great group of people and an even better group of horses. You’ll learn a lot about preparing an Arabian hunter pleasure horse for any level of competition. I will say, though, that the majority of horses signed up so far already have National titles. You’ll be able to see some great prospects, too! Youth, amateurs & trainers are already signed up, and I suspect we will see Wendy on several horses during her days here, too.
SO, onto the information!
Scoggins Training Center in Tuscola, IL (http://www.scoggins-arabians.com) is excited to welcome one of the top trainers in the Arabian industry to our facility for a two day clinic in March! Wendy Potts of The Brass Ring in Texas will be joining us on March 24 & 25th. You can find out more about Wendy at http://www.thebrassringinc.com/.
Lunch will be provided by STC on Saturday & Sunday at approximately noon. There are several hotels, restuarants, and a large outlet mall minutes from STC, as well. For more information on hotels and other surrounding venues, please visit http://www.tuscola.org/.
Audit - $50 (includes both days)
If you are interested in participating in our clinic, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-369-4937 for more information.
ETA: PLEASE reblog for me! I’d love to see this all over the horse Tumblrs! I’d appreciate it!
“Can somebody please shut off ‘Party Rock Anthem?’ That shit’s been on loop for like, six hours.”
I know I haven’t been posting a whole lot, but today I had to get one thing out there. After horse shopping with a friend in Scottsdale and looking at videos online, WHY are there so many wry tailed Arabians & Half-Arabians out there?! This is turning into a major issue for me & her. It seems like the majority of horses that we are both looking at (and we want two entirely different types of horses) have a number of individuals with this issue. Neither of us will buy a horse with a wry tail, and I’m not sure why anyone wanting to breed or show WOULD.
The bigger question is this…WHY is this an issue for the Arabian breed?
I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’m darn tired of all the eblasts about horses showing in halter at Scottsdale. I think I’m over eblasts in general, though. I feel like I delete 95% of them, lol. I only open those that don’t give away what it is in the subject line or if I’m truly interested in seeing the horse listed (which doesn’t happen very often, let’s face it).
Why don’t we see more performance horses advertised through them? I’m going to spend a couple days in Scottsdale horse shopping for a friend (and probably wishing I could shop for myself!), and we’ve had a hard time finding horses online. We have a few planned out, but overall it’s a plan consisting of “Let’s get to the show and wander about for a while.” I guess that’s still fun, but I sure hope we find enough for her to try! Our trainer says he knows of quite a few. I know my friend is frustrated, though, that she doesn’t really have any idea of which horses she’ll be trying before we get there.
ANYway, Scottsdale starts soon! I’ll try to find highlights of the show online to share here, but we’ll see. After Scottsdale, I get to prep for an appearance at horse fair, a clinic, and then, finally, the first show of 2012!
I’m not yet sure what I’ll all include here, but you can expect to see plenty to do. I’m going to only make positive posts, so if you’re looking for the negative, you might as well head out now. There’s enough negativity on the Arabian breed already, and I really want to shed some light on the fantastic aspects of the horses. With Scottsdale just a month away, I expect to be able to share some news surrounding that show. I’m hoping that over time I’ll have enough visitors willing to share their own stories of how they spend time at shows with their Arabians. It’s too great of a breed and show circuit to not get more positive attention online!