I think the tryout for the equestrian team went well. I didn’t have any trouble asking for leads or posting- but, it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve ridden two-point for more than a few seconds. I was so nervous about it but as soon as I started just focusing on actually riding that all kind of just melted away. I wonder what things would have been like if I had joined the team earlier in my college career. I have no idea if my misadventures in depression will allow me to have a good enough gpa to actually join but I guess I’ll see. It would be nice to get back into taking lessons and showing again even if I can’t join for whatever reason.
Up close and personal with Tori bird.
I think I’m going to try out for the University of KY equestrian team for the first time in my college career. The thought of showing again kind of makes me anxious but I feel like I should give it a go. It’s been ten years since I last rode in a show and I’m sure some people who could afford to continue will be better at jumping than me but I can walk trot canter on just about anything.
at Winding Oaks Farm
The owner of the last remaining iconic thoroughbred horse farm along State Road 200 has called it quits.
Eugene Melnyk announced his retirement after more than 20 years in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.
The Canadian billionaire bought the 1,000-acre site of the former Mockingbird Farm on west SR 200 in 2001 and established Winding Oaks Farm.
The corridor previously has seen iconic properties like Bonnie Heath, Dudley and Tartan farms be transformed into developments.
The property has been put up be for sale and Melnyk’s remaining bloodstock was dispersed at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton sale in Kentucky.
The 72 horses — including horses of racing age, racing prospects and his remaining mares — are all being sold.
story by Carlos E. Medina