Our American four-star contingent got what they came for today at Luhmühlen. Hannah Sue Burnett and RF Demeter kicked things off with their promising first outing at the three-star level together this morning, collecting just 4.8...» Read More!
In September of 2014, we first introduced Horse Nation readers to Bugsy, a one-eyed Thoroughbred that set adult amateur Elizabeth O’Connor back all of $500. At the time of purchase, he was just two years...» Read More!
I have to admit, Blogger Contest time is easily one of my favorite times of year, right up there along with The-Event-Formerly-Known-As-Rolex and whatever the next event is in which Michael Jung is competing. So...» Read More!
We’re all excited to see if Michael Etherington Smith’s Luhmühlen CCI4* course rides as beautifully as it looks! Check out our course preview here. In advance of the cross country start, the German contingent weighs...» Read More!
We’re just about set to kick off CCI4* cross country at Luhmühlen, and Mike Etherington-Smith certainly has plenty up his sleeve to test the riders today. Cross country has concluded for the CIC3*, where we...» Read More!
Bettina Hoy and Seigneur Medicott stole the Luhmühlen CIC3* lead by a cushy five-point margin yesterday, scoring an impressive 26.3 in the dressage. They gave nothing away on the cross country course today, turning in...» Read More!
Well I was probably a little overdue to take a digger, frankly. I don’t actually remember when the last time I fell off was, but I forgot how stiff I’d be the next day. No...» Read More!
In a time of unimaginable loss for the eventing community, it is with a very heavy heart I must tell you that John Alliston, father of California-based British eventer James Alliston, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June...» Read More!
I’m sure it’s not that high on their priority list, but I’m still looking forward to the day when the nerds out in Silicon Valley invent a sort of Google Glass type deal for eventers....» Read More!
Day 1 Luhmühlen CCI4* dressage leaders Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous were jostled into third place today, while Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot moved into 10th. Today’s other U.S. competitor, Will Coleman with Obos...» Read More!
In August 2017 writer/rider Leslie Wylie will be attempting her most fearsome feat of #YOLO yet: a 620-mile race across Mongolia. Riding 25 semi-wild native horses. Carrying only 11 pounds of gear. Relying on nomads...» Read More!
Welcome to #EventerFailFriday — EN’s newest series that takes a look at our most humbling moments in the sport we love. Thank you to ALL who entered our contest to win one of C4’s new Oh Crap!...» Read More!
Here’s wishing all Luhmühlen competitors a fairytale trip around Saturday’s cross country course! The track has an enchanted feel about it, like something out of a Brothers Grimm fable, dipping in and out of sun-dappled...» Read More!
Yesterday, I was doing some work around the barn, and decided to go grab a rake. It was a large, metal rake, and as luck would have it, was facing away from me. So, being...» Read More!
Luhmühlen has a lot of friends, and they all showed up to send their regards to the German event on its 60th anniversary! The event has a long and storied history. A couple notable notches...» Read More!
Sometimes, when we have nothing better to do, we take a trip down memory lane to a favorite EN post from over the years. This week’s comes the last time Wylie covered Luhmühlen in 2015,...» Read More!
Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous have been girls on fire this spring, winning their last two CIC3* starts, and they’re off to a smoking start in the mare’s four-star debut. The pair presented a positively glossy dressage...» Read More!
European events go out of their way to keep the crowd entertained at all times — I’ve seen a falconry demonstration at Luhmühlen, a mock hunt (replete with actual dead animal on a string) at Boekelo, and...» Read More!
Like the terrified yet glamourous heroine in a horror movie, RF Demeter couldn’t not look beautiful if she was being chased around the dressage arena by an axe-wielding murderer in a hockey mask. Which wasn’t...» Read More!
The eventing community continues to reel after receiving the devastating news that our friend Jon Sonkin passed away suddenly yesterday morning. In honor of our friend, who could always be seen with a big smile...» Read More!
It’s a miracle how many horses you can cram into a dressage arena at the same time when everybody knows what they’re doing. Exhibit A: arena familiarization...» Read More!
All 48 CCI4* horses passed muster in the first horse inspection at Luhmühlen this afternoon, among them five U.S. pairs. Two horses, Denis Mesples’ Oregon de la Vigne (FRA) and Kirsty Short’s Cossan Lad (GBR), who were...» Read More!
We are crushed to report that Jonathon Sonkin, a much-loved member of our eventing community, died early this morning at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his loved ones. Affectionately known as the “belt...» Read More!