The serv in observing has Latin roots meaning to “watch over.” Looking at horses is a very detailed act, and we need to teach ourselves to “watch over.” First of all, when we observe we...» Read More!
Mark Ward of Woodbury, Minnesota, has been around horses most of his life, but it was the sport of eventing many years later that really grabbed him by the reins. Mark was on a return...» Read More!
Behind every horse trial is a significant contingent of volunteers and behind-the-scenes people who do an extraordinary amount of work to ensure that everything goes off as planned and in the time frames allotted. Roebke’s...» Read More!
Presented by: Medium duty trucks: because who wants to drive one of those littler roller-skate cars anyhow? I would also argue that having a truck that could likely pull your entire house off its foundation...» Read More!
Some horses have the kindest souls. They do what you ask, even when you ask wrong, and they try to please you despite the lack of carrot-flavored rewards. Certainly, we horse fans tend to personify...» Read More!
Eventers near and far, I have news. The struggle will forever be worth it, as the victories to follow will for sure out weight the failures. I have written you twice before about the struggles...» Read More!
I own a pony named Angel, AKA “Tinkerbell.” She’s the best pony ever. She does everything from eventing to pony jumpers and has even gone to the Royal Horse show. My mom and I bought...» Read More!
My daughter Melissa got her horse, Storm, for Christmas in 2008. She was 8; he was 4. Once he found out he could get away with naughty behavior, he took advantage, and even under the...» Read More!
Yeah, the chin isn’t up — that grinning little face is looking down at that pony’s neck, overjoyed to be finally riding. And the reins are too long– well, those fists are holding that mane...» Read More!
If you can’t be an example … be a warning. Chances are your trainer has made (thousands) of mistakes … and you can learn from him or her without having to go through the agony...» Read More!
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!