First FEI event of the year this weekend at Red Hills!! This is very exciting stuff, and I’m buried in fresh snow watching from afar as my friends and fellow competitors enjoy warmer but classically...» Read More!
I’ll admit, I’m pretty jealous of Jenni Autry right now, who is down in Florida enjoying the 80 degrees and horse activities. Meanwhile, I’m back in VA and we have more snow predicted for today,...» Read More!
Boyd Martin hung up his helmet and donned a suit to attend the Buckaroo Ball to benefit the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation this weekend in Aiken. The ball raised more than $60,000 for the nonprofit organization...» Read More!
Ever have one of those days where it feels like nothing is going your way? I’ve been fighting through a string of those for a while and decided I needed some retail therapy. Frustratingly, when I...» Read More!
I normally don’t get too flustered when celebrities die but the news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing hit in just the right way and has had me quite sad. You see, even though Nimoy never rode a...» Read More!
If that picture doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. Indiana eventer Lee Ann Zobbe sent us this photo of her youngest student, Addie, riding her fantastic horse Blaze. Addie...» Read More!
It’s official, folks — America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred, AKA Icabad Crane, is now officially a Prelim horse! He made his debut at the level yesterday at Full Gallop Horse Trials, finishing in third place on his dressage score...» Read More!
Pine Top holds a special place in my heart. It was the second event I ever did when I was 12 years old, and the Wilsons has always been good to me. This weekend we...» Read More!
In case you missed it yesterday, there’s been some big news out of Plantation Field! Plantation Field Equestrian Events will be offering a Thoroughbred recognition series during the 2015 competition year. This is super exciting! Points will...» Read More!
There is something about a horse that brings out the best in all of us. Whether it’s happily spending way too much time out in the cold to ensure that they are toasty in the middle...» Read More!
Area I eventer and winter riding enthusiast Kimberly DiCostanzo sent us the above picture, and it definitely gave me a giggle. Her 2 1/2 year-old daughter, Lyra, is an aspiring eventer as well! Lyra’s partner is...» Read More!
There is a good portion of the eventing crowd that stayed in Virginia for the winter, as we figure it’s mostly south enough to avoid the worst of the worst winter weather, but sometimes, we...» Read More!
There were an awful lot of mornings last winter when I woke up to zero degrees, high winds and horses waiting to be fed. I thanked goodness for heated automatic waterers, a balaclava, good snow...» Read More!
Don’t you just love those photographs that evoke primal reactions? Just looking at all that hay fills my mind with memories of the most delicious and comforting smells. Then about half a second after that my arms...» Read More!
If I wasn’t so shamelessly in love with California, I’d be packing my bags and heading for Kentucky. If you do not follow the USEF High Performance Eventing Facebook page, you may have missed some...» Read More!
Yesterday I did some gallops in a huge field that magically has a long slow uphill on one side and somehow a much less steep downhill on the other side, which makes it incredibly fun...» Read More!
The next two weekends will have a lot of Eventers in Florida and South Carolina gnawing down their fingernails and obsessing just a little too hard over nicks or cuts anywhere on their horses. Why more...» Read More!
My first event of the season wrapped Sunday evening at Pine Top’s Intermediate Horse Trials. I spent the days working for Mark Lehner of Hoofclix photography and catching up with longtime friends who happened by....» Read More!
I’m sure that picture has a few of you scratching your heads. It has me perplexed as well. I’ve been dying for a mustard/gold show coat since I saw a picture of my Aunt Merry...» Read More!
Rain! Glorious and much needed rain! The Pineapple Express is roaring through my neck of the woods this weekend and it is a welcome sight. Sure, it happened right after I found myself starting to...» Read More!
This week, I taught my first lesson at 4:30 OUTSIDE and it was mostly light at the end! It’s so exciting that it’s finally staying light later in the day, and I’ve celebrated by not...» Read More!
This time last year, I was gearing up for my first big run of the season at Pine Top in the Intermediate. I was also living in Aiken, covered in snow and ice and miserableness....» Read More!
The Wellington Eventing Showcase looked to be pretty fantastic from where I was sitting, which was in my office chair. The photos turned out so lovely with that bold green backdrop and the impeccably built...» Read More!