Sometimes there’s so much going on it makes your head spin. My Facebook feed is filled with all sorts of awesomeness from around Eventerland. The awesomeness runs the gamut from new gear and new ponies to move-up...» Read More!
You know what’s super cool? Having horses that are siblings, and watching them develop in different but similar ways. Check out Doug Payne riding Debi Crowley’s Vandiver next to his little four-year-old brother, Noah! They...» Read More!
Yesterday I just finished a two-day jumping clinic with Leslie Law at Morningside Training Center, where I was lucky enough to snag a spot with the Olympic gold medallist himself. I took my seasoned partner,...» Read More!
Some people dream of visiting the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, passing over the neat rows of tiles bearing the names of countless celebrities. Sign me up for this tour, though: the veritable listing of...» Read More!
The 2016 Rio Olympics officially ended last night with the closing ceremonies, wrapping up a remarkable Summer Games. This Olympics had everything: controversy, world records, bullets in the media center, USA equestrians bringing home team...» Read More!
As I sit here listening to my neighbors engage in some weekend construction, I find myself all too aware that summer time is drawing to a close. All of the back to school commercials are...» Read More!
Horses are taking flight! Some of the Burghley crowd left earlier this week, and then yesterday Sinead Halpin’s Manoir de Carneville and Lillian Heard’s LCC Barnaby set off together for Millstreet CCI3* in Ireland. Both...» Read More!
Daily summer schedule: Wake up around dawn. Step outside, hope it’s below 85 degrees while still dark. Realize it isn’t magically cool today. Sigh. Go back inside. Put on riding clothes, debate if you can...» Read More!
Don’t you wish the Olympics could just go on forever? It’s such a wonderful time of year, to see athletes and spectators from all parts of the world and all walks of live uniting under...» Read More!
This sport is a humbling one. One minute you’re up, the next you’re tumbling down…Dom Schramm experienced the full gamut of emotions at the GMHA Festival of Eventing in South Woodstock, VT this weekend. He...» Read More!
The Olympic Games are certainly a powerful motivator for the top echelon of our sport, but equally motivating to our youth, our up and coming riders, and in my case, even riders who know the...» Read More!
Yes, the eventing portion of the Olympics is over and we know how it shook out in the end. There is still plenty of dressage and show jumping to watch in the coming days, but I...» Read More!
Jenni sent me this picture yesterday, with no context and no caption, simply titled the email “GREATEST N&N PHOTO EVER”. While I was deeply tempted to ask her WHAT IS GOING ON HERE????? I think...» Read More!
Phillip’s brilliant moment over the corner on Monday in the Rio Olympics has spawned at least a billion posts, memes, and googling eyes. Horse Nation’s own Morgane Schmidt did a brilliant illustration that captures the...» Read More!
I don’t know about you all, but I’m still feeling some heart palpitations from watching cross country in Rio yesterday. Whatever happens today, this has been a true blue eventing competition. Here’s to the moments,...» Read More!
IT’S CROSS COUNTRY DAY AT THE OLYMPICS. Team USA made us proud this weekend with four solid tests to put the team in sixth place after dressage. We have four good cross country horses ready...» Read More!
The melding of athletic universes that occurs in the Olympic Village is truly a marvelous little piece of magic during the summer and winter games. Moments like this one where our heroes Lauren Keiffer and...» Read More!
Welcome to Day One of the Rio Olympic Games! The culmination of generations of breeding, years of training, months of conditioning, dozens of ticked qualification boxes, and less quantifiable sacrifices like time away from loved...» Read More!
Millbrook day two is underway, and my nose is already sunburnt. My horse was good-ish yesterday, but he’s a magical unicorn and scores well even when he feels like a soon-to-be-imploding-firecracker. Actually, he held it...» Read More!
I just arrived at Millbrook yesterday, one of my very favorite events to attend! It takes me about eight hours to get here, which wasn’t that bad really, and the weather is glorious. This event...» Read More!
How cute is this photo of Hans Oliver Dalen Bauer, age 7, riding on Ayora, a Shetlands pony owned by Gro Sætersmoen? He is training to become an event rider like his father, Norwegian three-star...» Read More!
It was an amazing night for our United States Pony Club Championships East Mounted Games teams as they competed before… Posted by Tryon International Equestrian Center on Saturday, July 30, 2016 I really wanted to make...» Read More!
Team USA has arrived in Rio! All the horses and riders traveled safe and sound from Miami, Fl. to Brazil and are settling getting settled in. Follow the USEF and USEF Eventing High Performance Facebook...» Read More!