What an incredible journey I have been on in Germany! Three days ago, I was offered a unique ride of a lifetime when I met Stephan Dubsky. I thought he was kidding when he on...» Read More!
Unless your riding plans involve staying on your farm, you will at some point need to trailer your horse(s). Whether you’re heading down the road to ride in a clinic, two hours to a show...» Read More!
I found myself in the desert last week for a horse show. To get there I had to drive from Ocala to Lexington, Kentucky with Katy Long (who grooms for Jon Holling) to meet the...» Read More!
I am not alone in my disdain for keyholes on cross country. I’ve been contemplating writing this since a keyhole was featured as the last jump on the Plantation Field CIC2* and CIC3* a few...» Read More!
Ashley Taylor was bitten by the horse bug early in life. Now she’s living her dream both as an equine veterinarian working alongside one of the country’s top professionals, Dr. Kevin Keane, and as an...» Read More!
This weekend is jam packed with action all over the place! We’ve now begun recovering from Fair Hill, only to have several three day events happening all at once. Midsouth is offering their many leveled...» Read More!
“How many riders have decided to retire a horse that no one has heard of but that deserved a press release?” asks Erika Adams of Road Less Traveled Eventing. Looking around, she and fellow eventer Katherine McDonough...» Read More!
No one does “matchy-matchy” quite like an eventer. It all starts with the fierce helmet cover and vest. Once those are set, you can move on to the rest of your attire. The perfect shirt...» Read More!
After meeting Hawley Bennett-Awad on the side of the road while out hacking, Jennie Duke signed her daughter, Elise, up for lessons. Now, two years later, Elise has blossomed into a dedicated equestrian and Jennie...» Read More!
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes...» Read More!
Shortly after we bought Class Action, or “Dan”, in Fall 2013, my 15-year-old daughter Paige (who had been riding about six years and had completed a grand total of two Training level horse trials at...» Read More!
My mom competed at the event at Blenheim Palace, and this was my first trip to England. I saw and experienced some incredible places, foods and met some amazing people. One of the first places we visited...» Read More!
It was an odd decision to purchase the mischievous, unruly 5-year-old gelding that Kendra Richardson first saw listed on CANTER PA’s website. He lacked manners, a solid education and clearly had no regard for anyone...» Read More!
There is room for a debate in our sport regarding the level of severity of the cross country course in relation to changing ground conditions. Not to reduce the maximum allowed level of demands, but...» Read More!
Here I am in Holland helping my other half with his jumping horse playing girlfriend/groom. It’s a new adventure for sure — it felt a bit odd not being at Burghley; in the middle of...» Read More!
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!