Since its resurgence in the 1980s, the term “Natural Horsemanship” has challenged industry standards and singlehandedly created a point of division in the horse world for both the professional and the recreational horseman....» Read More!
William Micklem returns today with the final column in his series on the subject of happiness, which has resonated with many EN readers around the world. If you missed them: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4. Thank...» Read More!
In all things, there is a season … so the famous old saying goes. In eventing, we too have seasons, but not just for competition and training our horses. We also have seasons of the...» Read More!
William Micklem returns today with the fourth column in his series on the subject of happiness, which has resonated with many EN readers around the world. If you missed them: part 1, part 2, part 3....» Read More!
Admit it, we’ve all been enamored at one point or another about how great it would be to get a young horse and end up at a CCI4* or [insert level here]. Often build-your-own appears...» Read More!
William Micklem returns today with the third column in his series on the subject of happiness, which has resonated with many EN readers around the world. If you missed them, click here to read part...» Read More!
I sat in the warmup, one rider out, before it was Tank and I’s turn to head out onto the Beginner Novice cross country course at September Twin Rivers Horse Trials. With the biggest pit...» Read More!
My son Sam on his horse Smart Spirit had some wonderfully happy experiences this year, winning his first Senior CCI2*, despite being a Junior, and winning a Young Rider international in Scotland. But he also had...» Read More!
I was at our local farm-to-table dive bar when I read on EN that Michael Jung was going to be in the Horseware Ireland Indoor Eventing Challenge at The Royal in Toronto. I was able...» Read More!
As I sit here deciding how to explain my time as a working student for Sinead Halpin, I really don’t know what to write! How does one summarize the hardest/exhilarating/biggest learning curve/mentally exhausted but happiest...» Read More!
Each week we take a talk-worthy topic and crowdsource it to our readers in search of an answer — or at least a some good ideas. This week’s topic, “The Secrets of the Sitting Trot,”...» Read More!
Sam, my son, turned to me with the most enormous smile on his face. The image of that smile has remained with me over the last year, in particular because of its timing. He smiled...» Read More!
To the adult amateur riders in our equestrian community: I think as a young rider (I’m 18), I often forget to thank the older, wiser riders in my life. So many people have inspired me...» Read More!
Congratulations to the winners of the Best Dressed and Fair Hill and to everyone who made it through the first horse inspection on Wednesday. While it’s a great way to kick things off, I also know...» Read More!
For all my life I have always been part of the equestrian examination structure, being a proud Pony Club A tester, a fellow of the British Horse Society and a qualified tutor and coach educator...» Read More!
Abigail Lufkin is a former CCI4* eventer who is now a sports psychology consultant and clinical social worker based in the Los Angeles area. She was a member of the 1999 Pan Am Team and was...» Read More!
Make it so they say, “why not volunteer?” instead of “why volunteer?” Bear with me: I’m going to tell you a story about shared experience and encouraging volunteers. While attending Washington State University for my...» Read More!
I am your amateur’s amateur. You know the kind. I have exactly one horse named Red who is the kindest, most perfect, patient, forgiving teacher and partner I’ve ever had, and when it’s his time...» Read More!
There’s no doubt about it – this is a tough sport we do. Both for rider and horse, eventing is an incredible challenge: the performance, the knowledge, the fitness, the focus, the mental. Oh god,...» Read More!
There’s an old saying — “never say never” — and that statement has never been truer for me than it is now. In 2012, my life changed dramatically for a few reasons. It was the year that I became a USEF “r” licensed official...» Read More!
You may have read my article last fall on how to survive your first long format event. Now I’ve officially survived my first CIC* at Richland Park Horse Trials, and I’m here with the next survival guide....» Read More!
The rain begins a steady, soaking rhythm on your back as you are bent, placing flowers at the base of the huge wooden table on the cross county course. You’ve been working all day: shoveling...» Read More!
Hawley Bennett-Awad has made a successful return to the Advanced level thanks to her new ride, Jollybo. In her latest Athletux Equine blog, Hawley talks about the special little mare who she has big plans...» Read More!