What a brilliant day of cross country we had at Fair Hill! There were a lot of memorable rides, but I think my favorite was Buck Davidson’s with Archie Rocks. That Thoroughbred is all heart,...» Read More!
After a summer of sickness and misdiagnoses, Massachusetts eventer Jessica Halliday was hit with the news that she has stage 4 colon cancer shortly after returning from coaching at the Area 1 Championships this August. Jess is eventer-tough...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram life update: finn finally got to wear jj’s famous hat, everyone’s freezing, and my corgi socks are as awesome as ever A post shared by Gracie Elliott (@kgracieelliott) on Oct...» Read More!
Is is Fair Hill cross country day yet? Jenni will be along with a course preview before long, but in the meantime here’s a sneak preview of one of the obstacles on course. If it...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram Perfect. #fairhillready A post shared by Megkep (@megkep) on Oct 16, 2018 at 2:04pm PDT Who else is #fairhillready? This guy is. That is the look of the eagles right...» Read More!
I spent my Sunday with the Eventing Team at UGA for a show jumping clinic with Maya Black. It was fun to see what the team has been up to and meet the new members,...» Read More!
Affectionately known as “Rory,” Fleeceworks Royal, owned by Judith McSwain, earned a top ten finish at the Boekelo CCIO3* this weekend with Tamie Smith in the irons. They were absolutely brilliant start to finish. It’s...» Read More!
Some barns take holiday decorating VERY seriously and I have mad respect for those that do — especially the ultra-creative ones. These horse skeletons seem to be gaining in popularity and despite their questionable anatomic accuracy...» Read More!
Today’s N&N is dedicated to Kyra Barrett, a 9-year-old from British Columbia who truly defines “eventer tough.” Kyra is legally blind but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing the sport she loves. From wearing an...» Read More!
Champions abounded last weekend with Area II Championships running at Morven Park and Area VI Championships held at Woodside. Whitney Tucker-Billeter and John Herich’s Bill’s Midnight Magic were among those winners at woodside, topping the...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram I have so many amazing photos from this week, but this one might be my favorite. Phinny watching mom in Dressage in the Rolex Arena. A post shared by Kate...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram Sweetest girl 💜💙 Izzy tried her heart out today but isn’t feeling quite like her normal, confident self. We are withdrawing from the show jumping tomorrow and will spend some...» Read More!
Ok, so my horse took off half his face in the trailer ride to Kentucky (cool, bro) BUT once he actually got to the park, I took him on two rides and he was totally...» Read More!
Yesterday U.S. Dressage rider Laura Graves and her partner Verdades found themselves at the tippy top of the FEI Dressage World Rankings. They are the first American pair to achieve such a feat. This follows their team...» Read More!
Aiken, S.C. officially welcomed their first CIC3* competition this weekend at Stable View. With many of these horses headed to big things this fall (Pau, Boekelo), this prep run is invaluable. Plus, it’s pretty amazing...» Read More!
It’s a big weekend in Aiken, South Carolina as the first ever FEI competition comes to town. Stable View is hosting a CIC3*, CIC2* and CIC* alongside National levels from Advanced to Beginner Novice for their fifth...» Read More!
A week from today I will be…officially competing at my first Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky!! Guys, I’m really excited. Not only is it a thrill to be doing anything in the hallowed grounds of the...» Read More!
For me, the highlights of a big event are the small moments where a movement really clicks on the flat, or in the case of Tesla Parker, you and your horse nail a tricky combination...» Read More!
It takes a village to run a horse trials and there are a lot of jobs that frequently go unsung. At Plantation Field International, the grounds crew were working triple time tending the footing on...» Read More!
Last week Hawley Bennett-Awad was storming around cross country at the World Equestrian Games, and this week she was volunteering at Twin Rivers. She says, “Always remember to give back!” Thanks for being awesome, Hawley, and all the fabulous volunteers around Eventing Nation....» Read More!
View this post on Instagram CLEAR!!! @laurakraut and Zeremonie have a flawless round for the @netjets #USAJumping Team @tryon2018 and they’re sitting in 🥇 GOLD position with Kraut in the top 10! #JoinTheJoy A post...» Read More!
No rest for the weary — it’s straight on to Plantation Field for the EN team, and nearly all of the riders on the U.S. World Equestrian Games Team. The aftermath of Hurricane Florence has...» Read More!
So now the excitement over the dressage and the eventing is over, but the game goes on with show jumping for three days in a row! I watched a fair amount yesterday, and while I’m...» Read More!