Eventers name their horses after the darnedest things. Thus far in this series, we’ve singled out hundreds of USEA-registered event horses named after literary references, booze, eventing empires and monster trucks. Today we turn our gaze...» Read More!
We’ve all been there. While they certainly mean well, non-horsey folk just seem to ask the most out-of-the-blue questions about our chosen paths in life. I think the one I get the most is whether...» Read More!
America has a lot of literary references galloping around its cross-country courses. Here is a not-even-close-to-exhaustive list of authors, book titles and characters that I found roaming the USEA Horse Registry. But no literary genre...» Read More!
This is exactly what you DON’T want to happen when you’re jumping down a 6’6″ drop. The year was 2006, and the Head of the Lake was particularly fearsome. The water complex-turned-swimming hole claimed several...» Read More!
As athletic as they are tough, it’s no wonder Irish Sport Horses have topped the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) 2013 Eventing Studbook rankings for 7 out of the last 10 years. The...» Read More!
Two-thousand years ago, the Romans moved to western Spain, captured all the wild horses and domesticated them, ending a long tradition of roaming herds in the wilderness. Thanks to recent efforts on the part of...» Read More!
Read the following sentence aloud: “My prelim gelding goes better in a low-port Pelham during dressage, but I jump XC and stadium in a hackamore.” To non-horsey people, this probably sounds like some kind of...» Read More!
As if we need any more reasons to love dogs and ponies, check out this video of Dally the Jack Russell riding a Miniature Horse named Spanky. This dog has better balance and form than...» Read More!
Three-day eventing has often been described as an equestrian triathlon. In that vein, I wanted to find a human analogue for everyone’s favorite cross-country phase. Considering recent EN stalkerazzi interest in husband and wife eventers...» Read More!
Previously on (in)Famous, I examined some of the more colorful jumping and spooking styles that our horses throw at us – literally. I recently began training for a new job as a riding instructor, which...» Read More!
I love ponies. Ponies are wonderful, especially for short adult Eventers like myself. As a lifetime member of F.L.O.P. (Fat Fabulous Ladies On Ponies), it brings me great joy to see ponies out in sport....» Read More!
Wow! Check out this impressive video of 1920s cavalry training posted on Colleen Rutledge’s Facebook page: Just watching this makes me think about helmets and safety vests … not to mention medical armbands! Even with the...» Read More!
Swinging swords. Jumping over flaming poles. Carrying a man suspended between you and another rider while galloping around on horseback. While this video of trick riders from the Kremlin Equestrian Riding School doesn’t have much...» Read More!
In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to discuss a trait that all horses possess but few humans appreciate: their “spooking” instinct. While this undoubtedly saved many a prehistoric equine from sabertooth tigers and...» Read More!
[Pinterest] Congratulations! You made it to Hump Day, but it’s not the weekend yet. Here are 10 GIFs to get you through the rest of the week. 1: You arrive at your lesson, feeling fabulous...» Read More!
Have you ever wished you could stuff your Point Two air vest underneath your coat for show jumping? Or dressage … if your horse has a penchant for doing a Black Stallion impression in the little...» Read More!
I know no one wants to hear the “W” word yet, but let’s face it: it’s that time of year again. The trees turn bright and begin to drop their leaves. The temperature cools, and...» Read More!
In a study that will shock none of us who have experienced our brave steeds balking at a cross-country fence where a rabbit darted out during an event FIVE YEARS AGO, a new...» Read More!
Halloween is coming up, which means a number of different things. 1) it is the time of year that I am guaranteed at one point to eat so many candy corn that I feel sick...» Read More!
While we often have articles on here written by horse enthusiasts for horse enthusiasts, we don’t regularly get the point of view of the horse himself. This week, I’m introducing a new blogger for Eventing...» Read More!
Going to a horse show is an emotional event. You spend all your money getting there, all your energy preparing for it, and then you get there and experience everything from extreme elation to utter...» Read More!
Eventing is a sport of inches, of centimeters, of tiny measurements and small moments of either brilliance or disaster. Those who pursue Eventing as more than a hobby are a certain cousin of the perfectionist,...» Read More!
Jump alone? Lack working students, a boy/girlfriend eager to build biceps while eating dust, or simply lack the oomph to haul yourself on and off your horse? Then this just might be the high-tech...» Read More!