Ainsley Jacobs is an adult amateur based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She started riding huntseat equitation when she was eight, and has tried practically every discipline since then. In 2014, Ainsley discovered eventing and it...» Read More!
The fun continues at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland with the first event of 2017. Nearly 100 riders jumped through the three rings, tackling show jumps, cross country fences, ditches and banks at the...» Read More!
As a small-scale eventing trainer, it’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of a dollar. There’s good money in finding a diamond in the rough, polishing that horse until it shines and then...» Read More!
As the winter ends and eventing comes back into full swing along, Anna Fogerty of the Clemson Eventing Team kindly offered this recap of their accomplishments during the Fall 2016 semester! The Clemson Eventing Team...» Read More!
I have about as much skill on a horse as the pinky fingernail of Phillip Dutton. But that doesn’t mean I can’t channel him once in a while and today I think I made progress....» Read More!
What’s in a name? No, I’m not here to quote Shakespeare, but rather to ponder the equally age-old question of equine pedigrees and if they really matter. For years, I went on my merry way,...» Read More!
I started riding horses in pre-school and took to it immediately, but my first snow skiing experience during a school trip somewhere around 8th grade was absolutely miserable. The students were essentially let loose to...» Read More!
My heart pounded as I looked at the entry form I had just submitted. My voice caught in my throat as I wondered aloud about the decision I had just made. There’s no way this...» 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!
About this time last year, I was standing in a stall, pitchfork in hand, pulling my gloves off my frozen hand to check my phone that was buzzing in my pocket. Ignoring the bitter cold,...» Read More!
I would like to begin by stating I love eventing. I’m a senior in college now, but almost eight years ago, I completed my first Beginner Novice course with a 5-year-old OTTB at Kent H.T....» Read More!
Across social media, the general consensus is that 2016 stunk. Like any year, there were disappointments — and for some, more then the positive experiences within those 365 days. No year is perfect. For us,...» Read More!
As eventers, we’re known to be among the toughest of equestrians. We get knocked down, and get back up and back on. We fall off, and climb back up and keep going. We frequently ignore...» Read More!
Coming off our last event with having completed all three phases successfully, I was excited about trying again to see if we had simply gotten lucky or if we were starting to get the hang...» Read More!
Lisa Lach has been riding for nearly 20 years in a variety of disciplines, mostly recently throwing her hat in the ring for the sport of eventing (see her previous blog post “A Hunter Comes...» Read More!
What are you planning in 2017? Oh yes, events, schoolings, training, a trip here or there, lots of horsey stuff … but maybe there are a few things that every eventer should also put on...» Read More!
So you have qualified Rolex for the first time, hypothetical of course. You have worked on it for years. You’re ready, your horse is ready, your butterflies are building. You get notified, the day before...» Read More!
Being home during the day for Christmas vacation, I’m being entertained by all the animals in the neighborhood. Here’s a sample viewing … I watched my neighbors’ pair of pet goats sneak over to my...» Read More!
Elves on ponies and snowflake-covered horses brought holiday spirit to the Highlands at Loch Moy Farm for the annual Donation Derby on December 3rd. This year’s Donation Derby raised over $1,000 for the Frederick County...» Read More!
While her horse JJ rehabilitates from a ligament injury, Ainsley Jacobs is rewinding to past chapters from their journey: today’s story rolls back to mid-November 2014. After such a rough first Beginner Novice event, we...» Read More!
You can ask my family, I am probably the most unlucky person on the planet. I can’t even win a free ticket on a scratch-off, but despite the handful of lemons life throws my way,...» Read More!
I was hoping to have good news for you today about how JJ has been cleared for cantering, but we hit another snag in his recovery. He had been doing fabulously with his rehab, but...» Read More!
A wise student of Phyllis Dawson’s once said, “There’s a carved rock at the base of the Windchase driveway. If you choose upon arrival to leave your brain on top of that rock, Phyllis will...» Read More!