For Hannah Stohr and her 9-year-old barrel-bred off-track Quarter Horse, Sid Startin’ To Drive, their long eight-hour trip from Lenexa, Kansas, to Roebke’s Run H.T. in Minnesota earlier this month paid off. The pair...» Read More!
In the ongoing saga of getting back to eventing, it’s not fair to talk only about my one unicorn. I actually have a second poor soul that has to put up with me, Lucky, who...» Read More!
Ryan is a Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer based in Georgia who recently took up eventing as a side dabble. He has his sights set on qualifying for and competing at the American Eventing...» Read More!
Coaches Brad Hall and Cindy Bonamarte are an eventing legacy. For the past 13 years, Brad and Cindy have paired their talents to build strong teams that have topped eventing leaderboards. They brought a strong...» Read More!
It seems like there are certain events on the calendar which mark the passage of time more clearly than others. Some of these are nebulous, undefined points in time — the first time you jump...» Read More!
Manitoba is a large prairie province at the longitudinal center of Canada. It’s well known for its farm country and fantastic fishing. For others, the choice of sport is eventing. Such is the case for...» Read More!
Ecuador, a republic in northwestern South America, is miles away from Roebke’s Run in Hector, Minnesota, but Daniel Sarango competed at Roebke’s Run this past weekend to qualify for the 2017 Bolivarian Games in Santa Marta, Columbia,...» Read More!
It’s been a couple of weeks since I updated our progress back to eventing, and there are lots of picky little details that really can be skipped over. I suppose if you were competing at...» Read More!
As a horse photographer and a horse rider I have a mix of both horse photographers and horse riders as my Facebook friends. And both of the groups seem to be unhappy with each other....» Read More!
There’s something magical about the show ring. All of the sounds and noise just fade away, and for five minutes, it’s just you and your horse. I imagine cantering down center line to halt and...» Read More!
Erica Zaborac, an Area X eventer from Arizona, has been eventing for almost three years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with an Equine Emphasis and is currently working on my Master’s in...» Read More!
Somehow, the sharpest and smartest horsemen I know come from Australia. And there’s a not of them there. They seem to be the most dedicated and the most down to earth. I think it is...» Read More!
Natalia Neneman completed the CCI2* at Jersey Fresh earlier this month with Weisser Riese, but the completion was made much more meaningful given the path she has taken to get back to international competition. In...» Read More!
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!