Finding a horse that is capable of competing at the Advanced levels is a tough challenge, and one that many event riders, professional or not, face each time they evaluate a new prospect. Finding a...» Read More!
Liz Halliday-Sharp knew she wanted to ride at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event from the moment she stepped foot on the cross country course at the inaugural CCI4* in 1998. “That was what made me...» Read More!
It’s been almost nine years since Gina Miles was last seen galloping around Rolex aboard McKinlaigh, who was inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame last week. Fans of this pair will remember the impressive...» Read More!
Competing at Rolex for the first time after years of hard work is a huge accomplishment. Competing in your first Rolex on a horse you bred and produced yourself is an even bigger achievement, and that’s...» Read More!
The chance to gallop around the Kentucky Bluegrass at the CCI4* level is a goal that has been a long time coming for Jimmie Schramm. This year, the stars have finally aligned for Jimmie and...» Read More!
Four-star event rider Hilda Donahue has her sights set on the World Equestrian Games, but not in eventing. Instead of galloping four miles over fences, she wants to trot 100 miles in the endurance competition....» Read More!
Allie Sacksen was introduced to the sport of evening as a Pony Club member, obtaining her “A” rating at the age of 18. Although she was interested in gaining more experience within the sport, she...» Read More!
After years of riding lesson horses, Katharine Stancliff found herself frustrated with the lack of progress her riding was making. Living in Illinois at the time, Katharine decided that the time had come for her...» Read More!
Confidence is Ellie MacPhail’s keyword as she makes her final preparations for her CCI4* debut with RF Eloquence, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Sally Crane. After stepping back to the two-star level with “Ricky...» Read More!
Lizzie Snow has had big plans for her and her black OTTB, Coal Creek, in 2015. Those big goals have always included a CCI4* debut in Kentucky, but it wasn’t until 2014 when that goal...» Read More!
Laine Ashker is gearing up for her return to Rolex this year, her fourth trip with her veteran OTTB partner, Anthony Patch. Laine graciously took a few minutes to answer some of our questions as...» Read More!
Lisa Barry found herself frustrated after a horse shopping trip to Europe left her with significantly less money and no horse to bring home with her. Donna Smith, whom Lisa had worked for briefly in...» Read More!
Jennifer McFall and High Times had their first go at Rolex last year and are gearing up to take on Rolex again—and by the looks of it, the pair is bringing a lot of confidence...» Read More!
Claire Jan wasn’t shopping for an upper level horse when she first met Artistic Flaire, a 14.2 Morgan gelding. Claire was 11 when she found “Ace” in 2009 as a 5-year-old, and it’s been a...» Read More!
After spending six weeks in the States in 2008 working with Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin, Lauren Balcomb knew she had to come back one day. It’s taken a few years, but she’s finally arranged...» Read More!
Cody Sturgess has always seen something special in his OTTB mare, Imperial Melody. Purchased off the track as a two-year-old who had just raced one time, Imperial Melody (My Imperial Slew – Golden Melody, by Geiger...» Read More!
Andrew McConnon made a good friend when he met Rachel Jurgens, who produced the 19-year-old OTTB gelding, Ziggy, to the CCI4* level as an amateur. After Rachel and Ziggy finished in the top 30 in...» Read More!
Elisa Wallace wears many hats in the equestrian world, including her skill with training mustangs straight out of the wild and campaigning two horses at the upper levels. She’s about to add another to her...» Read More!
There was something about the bay gelding that struck Leah as special on a chance visit to a racetrack in Martinsville, Illinois. She was looking for her next event horse, either to be a resale...» Read More!
Zach Brandt experienced his first Rolex in 2005, 12 years old and a fresh new rider. “My mom took me, and I’d only been riding for about a year,” Zach recalled. “I remember hoping I’d...» Read More!
The past year has been a whirlwind for Tamie Smith and her team at Next Level Eventing. Thanks to a shrewd eye for talented horses and a supportive team, Tamie’s found herself with four horses...» Read More!
Tamie Smith had a rocking year in 2014, and she’s already on track to have an even better 2015. We took a few minutes to ask Tamie a few of our burning questions, and we’d...» Read More!
Daniel Sarango fell in love with Pollard Eventing when he met Michael and Nathalie Pollard for an interview in 2012. A former resident of Ecuador, Daniel was looking for an opportunity in the U.S., carrying...» Read More!