Sam Watson, founder and product director at EquiRatings and 2018 World Equestrian Games team silver medalist for Ireland, wrote a thought-provoking opinion piece last week about the future of eventing....» Read More!
Sam Watson, the founder and product director at EquiRatings and 2018 World Equestrian Games team silver medalist for Ireland, wrote a thought-provoking opinion piece that asks tough questions about the future of eventing. Thank you to...» Read More!
Juli Sebring is owner of Appleton Equestrian, a 5-star rated equestrian facility in Fair Hill, Maryland. Juli is the author of two novels, “A Horse to Remember” and “A Horse to Treasure.” She has been featured...» Read More!
My farrier told a story of shoeing at a stable this year where a teenager’s horse continually lost shoes. After the umpteenth time replacing a lost shoe, he asked the rider what she was doing...» Read More!
When pressed, Andrew Hoy will concede he’s a bit of a rock star in his native Australia. Visiting home a week after finishing individual fourth and leading the Aussie eventing team to a 2020 Olympic-qualifying...» Read More!
Natasha Sprengers-Levine is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist based in Winchester, Virginia, who competes her KWPN-NA mare at Third Level and dabbles in lower level eventing to stay humble. She audited George Morris’s clinic...» Read More!
That’s a wrap for the 2018 World Equestrian Games! Eventing’s next worldwide championship is the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where we’ll see some major format changes at play on the international stage. What lies in store,...» Read More!
When I was young I never thought I would ride. Then I got the bug when I started hunting in Ireland, and now I have progressed to the top level of eventing with some great equine partners. This week it was Sportsfield Othello...» Read More!
Last weekend members of the U.S., Canadian and British teams competed in the only FEI Nations Cup in North America at Great Meadow International. The format used was the one we’re all familiar with: four...» Read More!
Australia’s Chris Burton and Trisha Rickards’ Polystar I rose to the challenge at Arville and took the Event Rider Masters win as the only pair in the field to finish on their dressage score....» Read More!
It all started when my mom, Connie, sent in a bid to a stallion service auction for the Olympic silver medalist Starman, by Calypso. We figured there was no way we’d win and had long...» Read More!
Embed from Getty Images News that Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, had passed away began to circulate yesterday. His achievement of breaking the 4-minute mile is one...» Read More!
Continued from Part I … It is important to take the full context of any situation into account and understand that people often get into trouble because of ignorance rather than intent. The main aim...» Read More!
The recent social media outcry regarding a film of a U.S. rider struggling to do an international dressage test has implications for us all in the sport horse world. The outcry was in defense of...» Read More!
Today William Micklem continues his articulate recap of a presentation by British Olympic dressage gold medalist Carl Hester to top British and Irish coaches. If you missed part one, read it here. Carl was asked...» Read More!
Even senior coaches can be inspired! An elite group of senior coaches from all disciplines recently spent a unique morning with Carl Hester, at his exquisite training base near Bristol, watching nine of his horses...» Read More!
Sometimes in life, all of the puzzle pieces seem to magically fall together in one wonderful moment or sequence of moments and amazing results occur. More often, however, we must polish our pearls. Pearls are...» Read More!
In this three-part series William Micklem shares reflections and observations from attending the 2017 Pau CCI4.* If you missed them: Part 1 “The Calm Before the Storm,” Part 2 “Triumph and Tragedy” and Part 3A “Love and Luck.”...» Read More!
In this three-part series William Micklem shares reflections and observations from attending the 2017 Pau CCI4.* If you missed them: Part 1 “The Calm Before the Storm,” Part 2 “Triumph and Tragedy.” 1) It takes...» Read More!
In this three-part series William Micklem shares reflections and observations from attending the 2017 Pau CCI4.* If you missed Part I, “The Calm Before the Storm,” read it here. 1) It takes disappointment …. It...» Read More!
William Micklem shares reflections and observations from attending the Pau CCI4* in this three part series. Look for Part 2 tomorrow! 1) It takes a team …. It takes a team to realise the dream,...» Read More!
Imagine you are a 26-year-old amateur event rider. You ride with the one and only Meg Kepferle. It’s the fall of 2016 and your trusty mount is spending a few weeks with her for a tune-up. Cross...» Read More!
Instructors, trainers, coaches. Is there a difference? Yes, although there is overlap, too. Riding instructors typically teach people to ride on safe, school-type horses, even if they are privately owned. They provide an important introduction...» Read More!