March 2018 

Green Spring is blessed with an enthusiastic group of juniors, parents, and landowners. The spring is chocked full of events, and the Junior Committee wants the general membership to be aware of the Rising Horsemen's activity.

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Riding with an Aintree Winning Jockey
This past Monday, Peter and Amy Fenwick hosted the Rising Horsemen for a school over hurdles with 2017 Aintree Grand National winning rider Derek Fox. A treat for all ages. After the schooling session, Derek spoke to the group about the campaign leading up to his win on One for Arthur. This was a terrific opportunity to learn and dream. The attached link provides a good overview of the difficulties Derek faced just 30 days before the prestigious race:
Old Fashioned Showcases the Next Generation
On Tuesday, GSVH held its Old Fashioned through our Home country. Many thanks to the landowners for their support. This year's field was larger than recent history. Of the 13 starters, 8 were under 21 years!
Green Spring was well represented by very capable junior riders: Daisy Fenwick, Tommy Fenwick, Alex Fulton, Abby Murphy, Alma Nicholson and Hal Westerlund.
In addition to GSVH Juniors, Rising Horsemen Teddy and Scarlet Davies from EHHC were very competitive.
Race viewers were given the rare opportunity to watch 2017 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Derwins Prospector run over GSVH country with his trainer, Joe Davies in the irons. This was an historic training routine for the conditioner.
Fair Hill Point to Point
This weekend many Rising Horsemen are entered in various races at the Fair Hill Point to Point. If you are able to attend, be sure to give each some encouragement. This is a great group of capable young people and the future of our Club.
Many thanks to Amy Fenwick who is the focal point of the Rising Horseman program. Her energy and creativity are endless. The RH program continues to develop top equestrians who will be stewards of the future.