Happy Spring Everyone!
Kevin Winkel, Andrew Jayne and I just returned from the Longines FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha, Nebraska. We had such a great time seeing old friends, meeting new ones, visiting with sponsors, shopping and, of course, watching the best horses and riders in the world jump huge courses that tested scope, carefulness, accuracy and partnership between horse and rider!
What an incredible group of athletes (both horses and riders) from around the world! And it was most special because McLain Ward and HH Azur won every single round (5) and never had a rail down! We all came home very inspired :)
We're looking forward to a spring clean-up at Maplewood this weekend, April 8-9, along with a BBQ at the old homesite overlooking the farm. Everyone is invited, and all the help to clean up from the flood damage is so appreciated!
Easter Sunday, April 16, will feature our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Jumper Jackpot and fun show during the afternoon. It's always a fun day for kids and adults, alike.
Here at Maplewood, we're welcoming Spring with open arms. It's been a long, hard winter, but we made it!