Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weenie Eventers Head to Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Challenge 2015 - Back on Track Giveaway!


  You may have seen some news floating around - that my friends and I are planning a trip down to Kentucky next year - and no not for Rolex (although we are going there too :) ).  I have for years, and I mean YEARS wanted to head to Kentucky to compete in the Midsouth Three Day Challenge.  Originally, I wanted to take my old event horse and do the Long Format Three day.  Then when I had Archie I wanted to take him in the Training Three Day if we ever made it to Training Level.  Now, with Penny, I want to take her to the Long Format Three day!

  A while back I had talked about it with some friends.  We thought about how fun it would be to make a team and head down.  Then, just a few months ago after the 2014 Midsouth Challenge ended, we started talking more seriously and decided that 2015 would be our year.  There are 4 of us, all with horses at relatively the same level.  We talked about options and decided the best bet would be to aim for Beginner Novice as a team - since we are all comfortable there and it's an achievable goal for the group.  

 Then, we started to get some ideas.  Why not do some fundraising to help with the cost?  Why not touch base with some media outlets and see if we can make something of this?  A bunch of adult amateurs trying to cross something exciting of their bucket list?  With the four of us brainstorming surely we could come up with some ideas!  All that we needed was a name.... I couldn't help but think of this CoTH thread and thus - the Weenie Eventers were born!

  Team members include myself - on either Parker or William, Dana on Archie - Dana has never evented, just Short Courses, and Archie has evented 3 seasons up to Pre Training successfully.  Katie (whom I bought Penny and Dirk from) and her OTTB mare Bella - who has evented Pre Training, and Erica and her mare Destiny - who have successfully competed at Entry level.

  We have set up a Go Fund Me Page here - Send Weenie Eventers to Midsouth!, where we can accept monetary donations.  The first fundraiser we are doing is a Silent auction on Facebook - and we have had some FABULOUS donations so far.  This auction is going to have some seriously nice horse and non horsey things at rock bottom prices!  Some of the items and their sponsors include:

1. Island Sea Glass Designs- 5 handmade pendants and chains, framed piece of seaglass art,2 seaglass/driftwood mobiles (total retail $230)

2. Taylor Made Photography -One hour photo session, 20 free photos of your choice on a CD with the option to purchase more. Belleville area.
3. Jonathan Taylor Farrier Services - 1 trim ($35 value). Northumberland/Quinte area.

4. Canadian Saddlery- 2 lightweight turnout blankets (retail $174.99 each), 2 Equisan H (retail $59.99 each), 2 Cornucrescine Hoof Dressing (24.95), 2 Ease Up (retail $39.99 each)
5. Rebecca Brown - 1 centered riding lesson
6. Dana Glass- Herbs for Horses Serenity supplement, Bobbys dressage bridle
7. Tori Myers- 2 schooling sessions at Catori Lane Stables, 2 entries to Catori Lane Stables Short Course
8. Katie Buxton- Ariat Pro Circuit show breeches, blue short sleeve short shirt
9. Erica Cobb- Ariat black cowboy boots
 10. Matthew's Auto- TBD
 11. PJ's Custom Embroidery- TBD
12. Kyla Ludlow- 2 blankets, bucket, jump stacks, saddle pad, 2 crops, purple gloves, bell boots, halter, 4 set of Professional Choice Boots
 13. Wilton Tack- Gift Certificates
14. Countrified Design- Christmas Ornaments
 15. If The Bonnet Fits- fly bonnet
16. Unbridled Charms- Brow band and bracelet
17. Lisa McGowan- StayOns Products
18. Tannery Lane Tack- 2015 Elise Genest
19. Painted Flanks- horse bum Xmas tree ornaments
20. Back On Track- quick wraps (retail $89.99)
21. Carly (Tori's sister)- Equine Super Diet retail $70
22. Horse Sport Mag- 1 year subscription and ball cap (total retail $50)
23. Courtyard Marriott Hotel- two 1 night stays
24. April Clay - 3 ebooks "Riding Out of Your Mind"
25. Greenhawk Stirling- Hurtta Cooling Dog Coat (retail $59.99), 2 pony size quarter sheets (retail $39.95 each), Kerrits Crossover Full Seat Breech (retail $159.95), Horse paint-by-number
26. Tim Horton's- gift set of 2 mugs and box of Orange Pekoe tea
 27. Peterborough Tack- TBD
28. Greenhawk Peterborough - Elation Supasoft boot socks (retail $10.99) & size 6 Thinsulate Winter riding mittens (retail $26.99)
29. MacDougall Insurance - 4 Belleville Bulls tickets (retail approx $80 total)
30. Durham Farmers County Co-op - two bottle of EQyss MicroTek anti fungal shampoo (retail $32.99) and two packages of Carr Day & Martin Under the Tail Wipe (retail $11.99)
31. Miron Valley Stables- 1 private riding lesson (value $48)www.mironvalleystable.caNR 32. Tropical Gardens Pet Shop, Belleville Ontario - owner to donate assorted gift basket, gift card or aquarium
 33. Alicia Macdonald - 17' Brown, Wintec Western Saddle with saddle pad

So - you can see how awesome this is going to be!  I know some might not agree with asking for funding for our trip - but it is a way for us to make this dream more achievable.  For those who donate and sponsor - we appreciate it SO much!  For those who choose not to - your emotional support is just as nice!

 In order to spread the word, and get our awesome sponsors as much bang for their buck as possible, I am giving away a set of Back on Track Royal Quick Wraps - from Greenhawk!  This is a $90 value, and invaluable to your horses legs.  We all know and love Back on Track products, and here is chance to get grabby hands on some for yourself, or maybe you can gift them to someone you love during the Holidays!

 To enter is simple - First - you must follow my blog - A Filly's Best Friend.  Please comment on how you follow - Bloglovin', e-mail, Google, etc.  Then enter the Rafflecopter and follow the instructions!  The more you share, the more chances you have to win!  Some options are mandatory.  Contest starts today - and ends when the auction ends - December 10th 2014.  Contest open to WORLDWIDE entrants!  Winner will be picked by random generation through Rafflecopter. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

  I will be posting regular updates from the Team and Sponsors on the blog. There has already been a lot happening so I will have to do some catch up posts.  To say we have received an overwhelming amount of support is an understatement.  There is a lot for us to be excited about this year and we reach towards our goal of competing at Midsouth.

 Thanks for reading - and Good Luck!

Sincerly, The Weenie Eventers!


  1. Really cool!

    BTW we should definitely meet up at Rolex this year!

    1. YES WE NEED TO!

      Also, we are now auctioning 4 day pass to Rolex :) 2 of them!

    2. Awesome I'm hoping to go to Rolex 2015 too. Thanks for letting us know about the tickets being auctioned.

  2. Sounds like a really fun plan! Best of luck fundraising!

  3. Feedly! Good luck with the fundraising :)

  4. What an awesome idea! I hope you guys make it!

  5. That's so cool! Good luck and I hope you get to go!

    1. Forgot to mention I follow through google.

  6. Wow -- so awesome!! I'm really excited for you guys!!

  7. Bloglovin :)

    I'll have to get bidding, I keep looking but haven't bid yet.

    So fun and love that you guys are doing this!!

    1. We haven't started yet so lots of time to get bidding!

  8. Very cool! I am excited for you guys :)

  9. Great idea! Buutt... I don't have FB. Crazy I know. Any other way to follow the auction/bid?
    I follow/stalk through my reading list on Blogger :)

    1. You can still follow the auction - if you want to bid on anything just shoot me an email and we can do the bid!

  10. this is awesome! love the team name too lol. i follow through feedly and my blog - which will also shae your contest. best of luck in meeting your goals!

  11. Way to go for it!!! Obviously, I shall try to contain my envy, but will follow vicariously!!! Someday, I shall do those damn things, if I have to teach the neighbour's TWH to jump (those things are NEVER lame!). I wish I had a zillion $$ so I could be a cool sponsor! Ummmm, wanna lame Solo bumper sticker, hahahha? GO WEENIES! (plus that's fun to yell, I have a friend who has a horse named Weenie...because they got him as a weanling and it stuck)

    1. I follow through InoReader, but it seems like there are steps after that so I might fail, LOL.

  12. This is so awesome!!! Way to go grabbing the bull by the horns and getting it done. I'm so excited you'll be able to make your dream come true! Good luck!

  13. What a cool goal! I'll be rooting for you!

    I follow all my blogs through The Old Reader, because I still miss Google Reader.

  14. I don't know how I missed this, but I love what you're doing! You guys are going to have so much fun in Kentucky! Also, I am drooling over those BOT wraps. I don't usually go crazy for BOT stuff, but my arthritic gelding would loooove to be wrapped up in these when stalled overnight at horse shows!

  15. Ahh, we are drawing to a close on the contest. I just cannot wait!
    I am crossing my fingers that my sister wins some of the items in the auction for me!

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