After Hartpury, Gatcombe is my closest major eventing venue. One of the things I love about Gatcombe is that, unlike Burghley, I know where the Advanced Land Rover car park is. So armed with this...» Read More!
The Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive historical dictionary of the English language, dates the first use of the noun scribe to 1377, and its first use for someone who “writes at another’s dictation” to 1513....» Read More!
Area V Young Rider Katie Resnick has been selected to represent the United States in the dressage competition at the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin this summer, and we are excited she has agreed to blog about...» Read More!
You’ve done your lessons, you’ve cross country schooled, your horse is fit and now you’re at your show and have gotten that pesky dressage test out of the way — it’s time to inspect your...» Read More!
Lauren sent a group email around a few weeks ago asking if we would all write a blog for Lauren Kieffer Equestrian and her program and how we fit into it … I started thinking...» Read More!
“Buzz” & “Buzzard” were just the common nicknames I had for this special horse. He was quirky, I think very misunderstood, and the sweetest animal on the planet. He had a magnificent gallop and an...» Read More!
During our first meeting with Robin Walker and Cathy Wieschhoff during Area VIII Young Rider Camp – South they began preaching the phrase, “Become a student of the sport.” Honestly at first I didn’t know...» Read More!
Hi! Ny name is Lauren Pye, and I am 10 years old. My pony’s name is Wicket, and he is 13 years old. I got him for my birthday two years ago. Last Friday we...» Read More!
750,000 miles. That is the approximate distance involved in driving a horse crazy 13-year-old from the Wabash County 4-H Fair to the podium at the Pan American Games. I wish that I could tell you...» Read More!
Engineer Susan Yip of Phoenix, Arizona, asked her pediatrician husband Dave why he looked so tired one weekend morning last December. He responded, “I found him!” “Who?” “Ginello!” The Yips had been 5 percent owners...» Read More!
Growing up in the suburbs of New York City and later living in the city itself, college was always a given. From the first days of school we were told to study hard, submit our...» Read More!
I thought I knew about being part of a big competition. I found I still have plenty to learn after the Pan American Games. From the security, the mix of languages all around us, the...» Read More!
EN is thrilled to have different members of Lauren Kieffer’s team blogging surrounding the Pan American Games and during her temporary move to England this fall in this new series presented by Athletux. Today, working...» Read More!
As much as I love eventing, I hate cross country schooling! As brave as I am about leaving the start box at a show, I’m loathe to school. There’s something about the adrenaline that I...» Read More!
I knew that every day at NAJYRC was going to be busy, whether or not I was competing that day. But the first three days at Young Riders have given me whole new definitions of...» Read More!
In 1996, David and Karen O’Connor were on the US team that took home the silver medal at the Atlanta Olympics. In the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, they won team Bronze and David brought...» Read More!
In the past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to be both a competitor and a volunteer at Area I events. I’ve put together a few thoughts on the subject that may be worth...» Read More!
When something has been hypothetical for so long, it’s hard to start viewing it as a reality. This has been my experience with NAJYRC. When a 12-year-old me heard about Young Riders from a family...» Read More!
It was one of those moments. The kind you want to freeze and squeeze out every bit of its essence. The kind of time that has an importance you can’t fully grasp until you walk...» Read More!
You’ve done your lessons, you’ve dutifully stored your skills away in the compartment in your mind specifically reserved for horse training (i.e. the most important part of your brain!), yet you’re still stuck on that...» Read More!
Five hundred and twenty trot ups. That equates to almost every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. for the past 10 years that I have spent with Lauren Kieffer watching horses jog up and back in...» Read More!
I have been asked to do many things I never expected to do in the last few years. This blog is the latest. If you have gotten this far, I am going to assume you...» Read More!
Each day I set out with a purpose for each horse. It may be to improve their medium trot or shape over a fence — the idea is that you practice what you’re not good...» Read More!