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!
Happy Easter, EN! HN writer Carla Lake caught on up some bunny show jumping and dug up some equine bounces that could definitely put the Easter bunny to shame. Check out the full article here!...» Read More!
We’re all familiar with the old adage of wrapping our horses in bubble wrap before a big event. With Rolex right around the corner, I’m sure most if not all of the riders are watching...» Read More!
Eventing is a tough sport for both horses and riders and equally as difficult mentally as it is physically. It’s a sport that stretches you to the limits and then asks you for more. When...» Read More!
Rolex is just over a week away, and with that in mind I got to thinking about things that are absolute must-dos while attending the event. I’m sure there will be plenty to add to...» Read More!
While trolling the FEI database — you don’t do that in your spare time? — I noticed the same ground jury appointed to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy — Ernst Top, Gillian Rolton, and Alain...» Read More!
With Rolex just two weeks away, it’s time to start talking WEG. Which riders are likely to make the team, and which horses will they ride? Which pairs could play spoiler and emerge as a...» Read More!
In times of seemingly senseless tragedy, it is very easy to seek a spot to lay the blame. As humans, we are taught from the beginning that most everything has a rhyme and a reason,...» Read More!
It is easy to become wrapped up in competition. Whether you are a spectator, a parent, a friend, a hapless significant other, or a rider, the charged atmosphere at an event is unmatched. The hustle...» Read More!