How do you know that you love your barn and your barn friends? You do insane things like drive five hours to an event directly after a 12 hour workday. You bring the things they...» Read More!
This time last year, I was competing my monster, Nyls, in the CIC3* at Plantation. He warmed up beautifully for the dressage, and went in that arena breathing fire. Le sigh. He did the same...» Read More!
The weekend is nearly upon us, and one of the most highly anticipated fall competitions is happening up in Pennsylvania, starting today. I am, of course, talking about Plantation Field Horse Trials, which includes levels...» Read More!
Have you ever been so excited about something that you freaked out, sent your BFF nine text messages about how you were going to go do this thing because it’s exactly what you’ve been talking...» Read More!
Don’t you just love it when you happen upon something out in the world that invokes the “I can totally jump that!” reaction? When I was younger and a bit more of a hooligan, I pretty much lived on horseback rampaging...» Read More!
There are some things that just put a smile on your face. Mine That Bird has an incredible story, having been one of the longest shots to win the Kentucky Derby. It’s nice to see...» Read More!
Yesterday, I learned what could be called an “obvious lesson”. I was riding my last horse of the day, and feeling a little bit jelly-legged from returning to full work after a week in England...» Read More!
I’m back from Burghley, and I think almost recovered from my whirlwind of a trip! I have a bajillion photos that I don’t even know what to do with. I even edited through them and...» Read More!
Seriously, how much of a bad ass is Andrew Nicholson? To take top honors at Burghley three times is an astounding feat. I’m starting to believe that it’s something in the waters of the southern...» Read More!
Have I told you how much I love coffee? This has nothing to do with Burghley or Andrew Nicholson or even eventing or anything important really, but I do. I love coffee. I am firmly...» Read More!
It seems to be the season! There are a ton of pregnancy and birth announcements all over my Facebook feed. One of the newest moms out there is Jolie Wentworth! Earlier this week she gave...» Read More!
And just like that, the WEGs are over and I’m already looking forward to the 2018 WEGs in Canada. I have to admit that I’m very glad that the WEGs coincided with a three-day weekend because I know more...» Read More!
Well, well, well. What a day yesterday, huh? I know I’m probably not the only one whose sleep schedule is entirely sideways by now! It’s definitely been a trying week at WEG, and the big...» Read More!
I haven’t found the word yet to describe the agony of being on the west coast during WEGs. It’s in the same family as the feeling you get when you missed the latest episode of...» Read More!
While all the WEG madness is happening, lets not forget the select group of amazing Americans who are sequestered at Maizey Manor preparing for Burghley next week! I might be more aware of the upcoming...» Read More!
First of all, check out this adorable photo of Hawley posing on a very large skinny jump. Second of all, if you haven’t seen the course walk that our hard working Jenni Autry ran around...» Read More!
We’ve all been or at least known someone who’s had a “flying pinney” incident. I have to give credit to the Ride On Video crew for catching the exact moment when James Alliston’s piney escaped at...» Read More!
And so it begins! The World Equestrian Games are officially underway! Yesterday’s opening ceremonies were nothing short of amazing and speak volumes about what we can expect at this year’s games. Chinch is already on...» Read More!
As a few people that have had the misfortune of sharing a hotel room with me at an event can attest to, I sometimes talk in my sleep. This tends to occur when I have...» Read More!
Happy Friday, everyone! We are officially four days away from the beginning of the Eventing WEG competition!! You ever have one of those weeks that is inexplicably longer than all the others, where you wake...» Read More!
No, that photo above doesn’t have a horse in it, but doesn’t it remind you of countless early dew-laden, mist covered mornings spent at the barn? Super groom Liz took that picture at 6am in...» Read More!
Hello, EN! As of today, we are exactly one week away from the jogs in Normandy. Right now, our team is diligently training in Chantilly, while the Canadians are hard at work at Maizey Manor....» Read More!
In June it felt like summer would stretch endlessly in to the future. There would be weekends filled with complaining about the heat while reapplying the umpteenth layer of sunscreen. Barbecues would be fired up at every opportunity...» Read More!