Every fiber of my being wants to be a four-star rider. Let’s start with that. While I consider the entire four years with AP to be my prep to Rolex, I could never have imagined...» Read More!
After weeks (years!) of training and lessons, your performance at a show largely comes down to your warm-up. My warm-ups vary from horse to horse and between the phases. For the dressage phase I start...» Read More!
I’m pretty honoured (perplexed) that EN wanted me to write a second part to my blog; I initially wanted to name part two “How to Play Pick Up Sticks Like a Boss” but they nixed...» Read More!
“So how does it feel to be a Rolex veteran?” I pondered this question long after my interview with a morning radio show as I made my way up highway 75 leading a caravan of...» Read More!
In some ways I’m living every horse crazy little girl’s dream. I wake up in a bedroom full of horseshow ribbons, I tuck my shirt into my breeches, I wear my Dubarrys and I go...» Read More!
“So if I do the one star at Essex in May and Radnor two-star in October, can I go to Rolex next year?” To his everlasting credit, Jimmy didn’t burst out laughing, merely looked over...» Read More!
From the “Sport of Kings to the Kings of Sport.” It’s a catchy slogan to go along with a challenging concept of a competition. Steuart Pittman’s brainchild, The Retired Racehorse Project, has gone from a...» Read More!
Justine Dutton — the “other Dutton” — has been busy climbing the levels under the tutelage of coach Buck Davidson. She’s now preparing for her first CCI3* with JollyBo, an 11-year-old British Sport Horse mare...» Read More!
How weird it is to think that this time just seven days ago I had completed my first CCI4* jog and was starting to mentally prepare myself for my dressage test the following day. Time...» Read More!
Being a Rolex fan means bringing your “A” game to Saturday. Cross country is eight hours of sheer enjoyment no matter what the footing feels like on the crossovers or the sky is doing to...» Read More!
I’m reminiscing about Rolex week instead of focusing on the exhaustion or the court hearing I’m preparing for in my “real life” as an attorney, which has inevitably trampled the horse show hangover daze. About five...» Read More!
Over a decade ago, Rolex Rookies were not featured, and that was a shame, because my Test Run had a great story. I miss him very much, and when Rolex comes around, I think about...» Read More!
For the last few years I’ve heard people who doubt the might of the West Coast. There are those that write off the West Coast because it’s a smaller community with fewer venues. There are those who have...» Read More!
Like many Canadians looking to ride professionally, I was aware of the challenge our Canadian climate plays in limiting our competition season. So, as many of others have done, I jumped into the murky waters...» Read More!
We are delighted to host Sally Cousins as our newest guest blogger, as she shares her wealth of knowledge with us in the form of weekly training tips. We hope these nuggets of information can be integrated directly...» Read More!
Tennis is a big sport. It gets the sort of media coverage and sponsorship equestrian sports can only dream about, and since London 2012, it is once again an Olympic sport. As many of you...» Read More!
During the last couple of days, I have had the great opportunity to be at Badminton while Giuseppe della Chiesa set portables and put some of the finishing touches on his CCI4* cross-country track for the...» Read More!
When you stop and think about our sport, the truth of the matter is that we spend four days to compete no more than 20 minutes at a competition. This is something we hear about...» Read More!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a working student for a top level eventing barn? The grueling hours, the non-stop learning curve, and the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from the best. We...» Read More!
When you work from day to day, one can get caught up in the monotony of checking off the “to do’s” and not pay attention to the needs that surround you. The quality of life...» Read More!
Producing a top event horse is no easy task; there are many factors to a complete program. Like a pair of shoes to a marathon runner, a horse’s saddle is the most important piece of...» Read More!
It’s well into February and we are already coming into the second event of the season. We have been to a HITS Thermal jumper show as well as Fresno County Horse Park and had a phenomenal...» Read More!
I am a self-confessed nerd who enjoys passing idle time thinking. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the debate on whether to look for a distance or not while approaching a jump, which has been a...» Read More!