Remember a few short weeks ago when we were all moaning and groaning about the cold, the snow and the unseasonably long winter weather? Well, no worries because Mother Nature knows just how to be...» Read More!
You always wonder exactly what you’re going to get with a new group of selectors. With all the emphasis that’s been placed on getting U.S. dressage scores as close to the 45 mark as possible...» Read More!
Technically, trainers and coaches are people that we pay to critique our skills (or lack thereof) because we have seen them work miracles on horseback that we could only dream of accomplishing. We go to...» Read More!
At the conclusion of seven selection trials this year, we’re oh so close to finding out who will represent Team USA in Normandy at the World Equestrian Games. The final vet checks before naming the squad are taking...» Read More!
Today we wish to thank all of the wonderful dads out there the happiest of Father’s Days. Much like our horse-show moms, our dads are there to hold a horse or drive a trailer, all...» Read More!
That’s a wrap on the first day of dressage here at Luhmühlen. There’s a lot that goes unsaid when I’m manically typing reports and snapping photos all day — not to mention shooting the shakiest video since...» Read More!
The times they are a-changin’. Five years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single helmet on dressage day at an FEI competition. Now more and more big-name riders are strapping on their crash hats...» Read More!
I love babies…horse babies that is. They’re just so darn adorable and impressionable and fun to work with. Every step you take is a huge achievement, which for me makes training them all the more...» Read More!
Today at 8 p.m. EST, we will once again start the journey to finding our next fabulous EN writer. While it is not an easy process to go through (the nerves and obsessive compulsive checking...» Read More!
“When we really think about the Games, your primary way to go is through Kentucky or Jersey Fresh because of the time between those and the WEG. If that doesn’t work out and we need to...» Read More!
The Fourth Annual EN Blogger Contest deadline fast approaches (Monday, June 9 at 8 p.m. EST), and with that in mind, here’s a last minute inspirational FAQ, as originally penned by the one and only Abby...» Read More!
With three selection trials left to go, the WEG picture for Team USA is anything but clear, and there’s a lot riding on Bromont, Bramham and Luhmühlen as pairs look to earn a ticket to Normandy....» Read More!
From Carla/Horse Nation: Oh George. This Sunday marks the end of this year’s George H. Morris Gladstone Program, an annual opportunity for talented young showjumpers to learn how to develop their skills for team riding...» Read More!
Recently, a non-horsey friend asked me, “How does one relate to and communicate with horses?” Given that this person had no point of reference for how horses work within their own social structures, much less...» Read More!
California Chrome as a sport horse? Ok, so we know it would never happen — he is a phenomenally successful race horse and will never know anything other than an oval, and later a breeding...» Read More!
There is a phenomenon on social media right now that called the 100 Happy Days Challenge, and if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll notice that more and more people are participating. So what’s the...» Read More!
The universe must have missed that 2014 was meant to be the Year of the Horse. It seems cruel to call it that now based on the heartbreak American eventing has seen in these past...» Read More!
Maggie Giffin volunteered to work at Rolex as a crossing guard with her boyfriend, Dean Moffett, with no expectation for what the weekend would yield. Cross country day was spent as usual, managing crowds and...» Read More!
William Fox-Pitt knows how to keep things efficient. From keeping his horse care routine simple yet effective to ensuring that his position enables the horse to move freely beneath him around a four-star cross-country course,...» Read More!
As I chatted along in the EN Live Blog this weekend, I tried to include pedigrees of the Thoroughbreds competing at Rolex this weekend. Now that the event is over, let’s take a look at...» Read More!
Emily Beshear and Here’s To You had a disappointing end to their second go at Rolex this year. Emily and Quincy sat in 15th place after scoring a 52.2 with a lovely dressage test and...» Read More!
Every eventer needs a support group, and horse-y significant others are among the best there are. I was curious as to how the husband’s of Colleen Rutletge and Hawley Bennett were coping this weekend, so...» Read More!
How are you enjoying your Rolex weekend so far, EN? It certainly is an exciting weekend so far, and currently the riders wearing the red, white, and blue are throwing down in the sandbox. There...» Read More!