Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024

COTH Staff Blog – Beth Rasin



Yes, said those gathered at the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association convention, Dec. 8-12 in Atlanta.

It was meant to be so simple, but I don’t think there was any issue with more confusion surrounding it than the bill of sale rule change proposal (GR702.1n).

The end result: the proposal was withdrawn at the USHJA Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 12. But that’s not the end of the story.

Let’s admit it, most of us have had a horse or two we’ve been glad to see go. And maybe we’ve had a horse we wouldn’t let go. But most horses fall somewhere in the middle. There will come a time for them to leave our barns, but when is it and how do you know?

When I heard that Mark Bellissimo, best known in the horse world as managing partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners, had expressed interest in purchasing the Chronicle, I was intrigued—and, at first, a bit worried.

I was warned this would happen. I’ve been invited to a Princess Party.

Well, not me, but my 3-year-old daughter, who needs a driver.

For most of my adult life, my weekends have fallen into one of three categories: compete a horse; go to see a horse for sale or present a horse who is for sale; or do random catch-up farm work like getting in hay, cleaning stall mats, etc. Decorating tiaras? Not so much.




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