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!
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!