Well, it’s official! I survived the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event – as a vendor. After attending as a spectator in 2016, I decided to take a leap of faith and register Ride Heels Down as...» Read More!
When I attended a course design seminar, I won’t forget a nugget of wisdom from John Williams: “Cross-country is not just the jumps.” When weather changes things, you often say to yourself, “oh no, this...» Read More!
Maya Pierce is a Area VI young rider currently competing her OTTB Lucky Benny at the Beginner Novice level. She is also a C-1 in Butte Valley Pony Club Sierra Pacific Region. She explains the...» Read More!
Who are we, as eventers? Are we good at this horse thing? I think we like to think so. We encourage each other on social media. We “like” things that resonate with us. We “follow”...» Read More!
We all have that one horse, that one horse that really just makes us realize why we love riding horses so much. When I was about 13 years old my barn got a new school...» Read More!
This week, I had to learn a new test and deal with weather, in addition to getting more comfortable with an upward change in height and the requirements of that level. I almost wrote “charge”...» Read More!
From military uniforms and formal long coats to high tech fabrics and bling, where is the future of eventing headed? We’ve seen an evolution over the years. Top hats to safety helmets, in not just...» Read More!
I’m sore. I’m mad. I’m embarrassed. In the sport of the eventing I know there are highs and lows. Although I guess it did not expect to hit a low (or the ground) at a...» Read More!
In honor of Badminton Horse Trials taking place this weekend, experience the event through the eyes of our globe-trotting try-anything-equestrian blogger Megan Kiessling: here’s part two of her Badminton adventure. Megan Kiessling blogs about the...» Read More!
There’s a lot to love about Rolex, and shopping is definitely near the top of the list. Now that I’m home and have had a chance to unpack, I’ve been able to go through all...» Read More!
How do I fix a problem horse? Don’t be dictator. Be a cheerleader! “My horse keeps refusing jumps. In fact now he won’t even go over a pole on the ground.” What do you do...» Read More!
Adult amateur event blogger Ainsley Jacobs has been chronicling how she finds the takeaway lesson from the good, the bad and the ugly in her equestrian experience. Her horse JJ has been rehabbing from a...» Read More!
Eventing Nation has the skinny on every nuance of why Michael Jung won the 2017 Rolex — for the third time. I will irritate the devotees with my neophyte views like, “I thought FischerRocana FST...» Read More!
My husband Wayne and I recently celebrated our one year anniversary, a significant mile marker in our journey together. In honor of this momentous occasion, we decided to take a trip and enjoy some quality...» Read More!
I promised to update everyone on the progress I’ve made with returning to competing again in the sport I love. The progress report is “some more work to do” but satisfactory nonetheless. I have learned...» Read More!
They say that is eventing is the horse sport for the criminally insane. While it is true that we gallop a 1,200 pound animal, with poor depth-perception, at solid objects in hopes that they jump...» Read More!
It starts out like this. Every April I take a week or so and adventure out Kentucky and the surrounding areas from my home in Michigan. I always camp in the horse park for Rolex,...» Read More!
Many thanks to Maren Foster, Jordan Beckingham and Piper Cheney for sharing this sweet remembrance of a special horse. This is the story of Latour, quite possibly the humblest of all horses. Everything about Latour...» Read More!
This week I came across a favorite quote about character. It said: “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.” The author is unknown, but the...» Read More!
Many thanks to Bryce Jungling and Taylor Oxley for sharing Jess’ story. Eventing community: Let’s rally around this bright young eventer in her time of need! It goes without saying that, regardless of the discipline,...» Read More!
I would like to introduce Komanchi, who carried me for 100 miles last Thursday to win the FEI Lone Star Express 3* Endurance Ride in Texas. How amazing our equine partners are. Komanchi did this...» Read More!
After a lot of hard work and time on the road, Jordan Linstedt and RevitaVet Capato made it to the Kentucky Horse Park and passed the initial inspection. But it wasn’t all butterflies and roses...» Read More!
Rolex is this weekend. Repeat. Rolex is this weekend. Rolex is this weekend I will not be going. Even though I am so terribly sad that I will not be at the Kentucky Horse Park...» Read More!