In a lot of ways, summer in Virginia can be almost insufferable. The heat combined with the humidity makes a lot of my outdoor work days pretty gross, and when I get home at the...» Read More!
Will we soon be seeing Hawley Bennett on the Canadian Olympic team … for ski jumping? It sure looks that way from this photo, but she’s decided that eventing is more her speed. If you’re...» Read More!
The weather wreaked havoc at events all over the country this weekend. Groton House in Massachusetts made the call to compress the show from three days to two when it became clear the weather was...» Read More!
Despite some awful rainfall that refused to let up, the crew at Encore Horse Trials worked to do their best to get the show in. Due to safety concerns of being able to get emergency vehicles on...» Read More!
Hey EN, how’s it going? Of course I’m going to complain about the heat – it’s what I do most of the time. When I found out that Team Dragonfire would be making a run...» Read More!
Happy Friday! It’s not too thrilling of a Friday for me, as it’s moving weekend. Moving weekend, and I only started packing just before I began writing this. Go ahead and judge, everything is fine....» Read More!
Christine Duke, of Zionsville, Indiana, lost her beloved horse, Sportsfield One O Two, to colic last week. Chris rode “Ex” from the Novice level through Intermediate and was supposed to compete him at Midsouth Pony Club...» Read More!
First off, Happy Father’s Day from the EN team! Thank you to all the horse show dads who sacrifice and work hard so horse crazy kids like us can pursue our dreams. Stay tuned for...» Read More!
After this past week, I’m wishing I was at Luhmühlen with Chinch and Chinchwürst. I am very much looking forward to a small break from the grind to immerse myself in the things that feed...» Read More!
This weekend is jam packed with eventing excitement, and with both Luhmühlen and Great Meadows live streaming their events, it’s a sure bet many of us won’t be dragged away from our computers for anything...» Read More!
Today I am off on an adventure to Holland! My sister is graciously taking me with her as she goes to the dressage holy land in search of her new champion partner, and since I...» Read More!
I love nothing more than a hard working kid riding their heart out, and especially when it comes to kids like Addie Neumeyer. We’ve featured Addie before, because she’s a super determined rider who also...» Read More!
A sad sign you’re not a spring chicken anymore … heat and humidity are much harder to handle. I’ve never been much of a fan of summer to begin with — I was a winter...» Read More!
Ah, braids. Formerly my nemesis, now approaching meditative and financially lucrative! There’s something I’m starting to appreciate about buzzing by Starbucks at an hour when the baristas are still groggy, loading up on caffeine and...» Read More!
Last night my baby horse was brilliant in his Derby debut, jumping all the Training level jumps and behaving perfectly! I love the feeling you get when your horse starts to understand intellectually what his...» Read More!
Tonight, I am going to the local SOAR Eventing Derby Night! Oh, what’s that, you say? It’s where a whole bunch of awesome people who are influential in keeping the local eventing scene thriving get...» Read More!
My earliest memory of the Triple Crown was as a 9-year-old watching Silver Charm just barely miss out on the Belmont win. Then Real Quiet a year later, followed by Charismatic in 1999 and on...» Read More!
What a race. I’m still speechless. I was beginning to believe that I’d never see it done in my lifetime, that the early-summer ritual of hype would stretch on endlessly for the rest of my...» Read More!
The last year of my life has been pretty peculiar and at times rough, so I am especially appreciative of the way the universe has chosen to align itself today, my 35th birthday. Up north...» Read More!
I think this is the first time in recent memory that I’ve been super jealous of the weather at Bromont versus what I’m experiencing here at home. It has done nothing but rain all week,...» Read More!
As Bromont dressage commences today, the most important question on your collective minds should be: Who will be streaking the Bromont sign this year? We already know that Jon Holling (2012 winner streaker) is on a whole...» Read More!
Crescent City Classic is an 18-year-old Holsteiner gelding who started his eventing career as a 4-year-old with Angela Grzywinski. Katherine Hodge took him from Novice to NAJYRC to their first Advanced in 2006. He later...» Read More!
One of my favorite things in the world is seeing the way people express themselves when painting jumps. There’s something special about the creative spark that comes forth when you hand an eventer a few...» Read More!