Olympic Fever is creeping in!! I don’t know how, but I’m most excited that my friend/coworker/coach Ali Brock made it onto the US Dressage team than anything else. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing...» Read More!
The U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team was officially named this morning by the United States Equestrian Federation, and will include the following riders: Lucy Davis of Los Angeles, California, and Old Oak Farm’s Barron, a...» Read More!
Today we’re taking a virtual trip out to Billings, Montana, where Arrowhead Horse Trials ran Preliminary-Intro divisions, as well as Young Event Horse classes, this past weekend....» Read More!
Something that I take very seriously is safety. I tend to be risk adverse person in most areas of my life. However, I know that each and every time that I choose to climb on...» Read More!
As a winner of the inaugural EN Blogger Contest, this year’s panel of judges encouraged me to offer some advice to those considering throwing their hat in the ring this go-round. Here are some pearls...» Read More!
Eventer horses are known for always giving it their 150% effort … even though sometimes closer to 50% effort would probably suffice. Our first jumping effort in warmup was, erm, exuberant #ohcrapgrabmane #eventerproblems A photo...» Read More!
If you take a detailed look at the pedigrees of our U.S. Olympic Eventing Team horses, you’ll not get too far along before finding more Olympic names across all disciplines of equestrian sport. And the team horses — Blackfoot...» Read More!
Everyone loves a happy ending and thankfully that’s what Uthopia got, as Carl Hester has been able to bring the Olympic champion home to his yard. Coincidentally, he comes home just in time to celebrate...» Read More!
Thoroughly intrigued by yesterday’s U.S. Olympic Eventing Team media conference, or whatever it was, which was live streamed on the FEI Facebook page, I started wondering what other random acts of social media the organization...» Read More!
California eventer Logan Bearden leads a double-life of sorts, splitting her days between Golden Gate Fields where she works as a licensed exercise rider and her family’s Poplar Place Stables where she is assistant trainer....» Read More!
Rebecca Farm is a community affair. Family run by the Broussard family and supplemented by the hard work of countless volunteers, this event is truly a marquee benchmark for competitors and spectators alike. The story...» Read More!
It’s common to spot horses wearing therapy sheets and blankets at competitions. Our horses are athletes, and we all want them to feel their very best so they can perform to the highest level of their...» Read More!
All around the world Olympic eventing team announcements are being dropped, but Canada is biding its time with the big reveal. A statement yesterday from Equine Canada indicates that the team will be officially announced...» Read More!
As July nears, it’s almost time for my favorite event of the season: Rebecca Farm. If you’ve never been to Rebecca Farm in beautiful Kalispell, Montana, trust me, it is worth the trip. And if...» Read More!
Over the past couple weeks the FEI has been cultivating quite the build-up for a live Facebook event to “formally introduce the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team.” To whom were we introducing them — the media?...» Read More!
The USEF has announced the dressage squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio! The following athlete-and-horse combinations will comprise Team USA...» Read More!
I’ve always been #teamfoam because of my experience with various saddles over the years, and the fact that I’ve always ridden lots of different horses throughout my life. Since I was 21 and just graduating...» Read More!
We’ve all been there. Walking around a park, driving down the road, everywhere we go, there are potential obstacles just screaming to be jumped on horseback. We get it. It’s a whole, deluded thought process...» Read More!
Equestrian Sports New Zealand has announced that the following four riders will comprise its team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: Mark Todd with NZB Campino or Leonidas II Jonelle Price with Classic Moet or Faerie Dianimo...» Read More!
Last week, the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, held its third annual eventing camp with more than 70 campers across English and Western disciplines. Campers came from all over the U.S., including California, New...» Read More!
Thehorsepesterer is at Groton House Farm in Hamilton, Mass. this weekend. Enjoy these videos of some of the top placed competitors and check out David Frechette’s YouTube channel for the rest of the ever growing...» Read More!
Surefire Farm in Purcellville, Va., home to four-star eventer Jan Byyny, is a popular summer stop for riders of all levels....» Read More!
Ludwig Svennerstål (SWE) and Håkan Svennerstål’s 17-year-old King Bob jumped clear under pressure today to win the Strzegom CICO3* in Poland....» Read More!