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Pine Top isn't just for the big kids! Photo courtesy of Lee Ann Zobbe.
If that picture doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. Indiana eventer Lee Ann Zobbe sent us this photo of her youngest student, Addie, riding her fantastic horse Blaze. Addie...
» Read More By on Feb 27, 2015 12:03 am
Some things are really hard to put a price tag on — that's when you need some extra peace of mind. Photo by Lorraine Peachey.
Being the overly cautious person that I am, I tend to be a little risk adverse. I know, that sounds completely hilarious to hear when it comes from someone who avidly follows the sport of...
» Read More By on Feb 26, 2015 5:00 pm
From left, Samantha Hollow-Bist on Dawkins, Tamie Smith, and Louise Reulbach on Sophie. Photo by Jim Wilson.
Tamie Smith has quite the following in the Seattle area. She has trained many upper-level event riders from this area, including Mackenna Shea, Jordan Linstedt, Kevin Baumgardner, Anni Grandia and Barbara Flynn, all whom are...
» Read More By on Feb 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Boyd Martin and Santos schooling at Stable View Farm in Aiken earlier this month. Photo by Jenni Autry.
Last week on EN’s Got Talent, we got to know a little more about Santos, the newest upper-level prospect in Boyd Martin’s barn. Bearing a striking resemblance to Neville Bardos in both looks and demeanor,...
» Read More By on Feb 26, 2015 1:00 pm
David Ziegler and Peninsula Top Man at Dressage at Devon 2014. Photo courtesy of Lone Oak Equine Photography.
Producing a top event horse is no easy task; there are many factors to a complete program. Like a pair of shoes to a marathon runner, a horse’s saddle is the most important piece of...
» Read More By on Feb 26, 2015 11:00 am
Icabad Crane with Phillip Dutton in the irons. Photo by Barry Bornstein.
It’s official, folks — America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred, AKA Icabad Crane, is now officially a Prelim horse! He made his debut at the level yesterday at Full Gallop Horse Trials, finishing in third place on his dressage score...
» Read More By on Feb 26, 2015 12:03 am
Brendan Quinn competes his Percheron cross, Smoke, at the Preliminary level and the pair stepped out for their first Prelim run of the year this past weekend at Pine Top. Braving cold weather and a...
» Read More By on Feb 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Working students have all the ... fun? Photo by Meg Kep.
With the spring season reaching full swing, many eventers are beginning the search for working students once again. Working students are an essential part of any equine operation, involving themselves in the day to day...
» Read More By on Feb 25, 2015 3:00 pm
Hawley Bennett-Awad even comes bearing gifts at her clinics! Photo via Hawley's Instragram.
Area VI is home to many wonderful things, but when it comes to this past weekend, I’m focusing on two in particular: perfect “winter” weather and Hawley Bennett-Awad. I apologize to basically the entire rest...
» Read More By on Feb 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Family — not by blood — but by love and friendship.
It’s well into February and we are already coming into the second event of the season. We have been to a HITS Thermal jumper show as well as Fresno County Horse Park and had a phenomenal...
» Read More By on Feb 25, 2015 11:00 am