Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Every Horse Girl Needs a Hot Horse Hubby!

Sooooooo, I'm think that Gamal may kill me for this one, but it's time to shine a little recognition on the man behind the eventing machine!! 

Hawley's husband Gamal recently joined several other horse husbands on a virtual "round table" interview session for the Horse Radio Network.  All the men had fun recounting their experiences of being married to high powered horse professionals.  I'm sure that most of you who follow Hawley at events have met Gamal, but for our viewing pleasure, I've attached a picture of Hawley, Gamal (far right) and her family at the olympic torch run. 

Hands off girls, he's taken!!

Sit back, listen & enjoy

"Splendid" Win for Hawley at Twin Rivers Advanced!

Hearing from several sources, the event at Twin Rivers last weekend rivaled the mud-bath that we all witnessed last fall at Fair Hill!  Regardless of the tough going, Hawley & Splendor of the Sun came out to top the Advanced Division, creating a bit of brightness in an otherwise dreary weekend. 

Full article, courtesy of Emily Daily, Frankie Thieriot & the USEA website.

Splendid Win for Hawley Bennett-Awad at Twin Rivers Advanced

Author: Emily Daily
DSC_0267 by Frankie Thieriot
Final Results
Paso Robles, CA- Finally the sun came out for awhile, and shown through in more ways then one, as Pamela and John Hudson’s SplendoroftheSun tackled the muddy conditions with gusto and style to take home the blue ribbon in the Advanced division at Twin Rivers.
Leading from start to finish, Hawley Bennett-Awad appeared to have luck on her side for show jumping as a few poles danced in their cups as she made her way around the course. Dropping just one rail, and adding only four points to her three-day total, Hawley was very happy with her great round aboard the chestnut gelding. “I am really proud of him–this was one of the best rounds he has ever had, and in really bad conditions. It was the first time in a long time he tried to jump clean,” she said. 
(Left: SplendoroftheSun & Hawley Bennett-Awad led the Advanced division from start to finish. Emily Daily photo.)