Boyd Martin’s career has taken him to top events all over the world, but he said the inaugural $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase is the best competition he’s ever been to. That’s a sentiment everyone who...» Read More!
I always think that January and February are by far the hardest months to survive for us horse riders, both mentally and physically. The rush of the end-of-season competitions and the holidays and time spent...» Read More!
There’s been quite a bit of negative chatter lately about the USEF’s Eventing 25 and Eventing 18 programs. If you follow Denny Emerson’s Tamarack Hill Farm Facebook page, you’ve already gotten a good sense of...» Read More!
Many (but hopefully not too many) readers can relate to my afternoon yesterday: I was nonchalantly checking my email when I read the following message:...» Read More!
Why shouldn’t some of these “non-horsey” companies start sponsoring some events?...» Read More!
I adore working with young horses, and it’s a good thing too, because that’s more or less all that I do these days. Actually, let me refine that and say that I love the challenge...» Read More!
We’ve all, at some point, experienced a sassy horse who has their own opinions on what they should and should not be required to do. What would happen if our horses could express their feelings...» Read More!
Wintertime. For most of us, that word is synonymous with indoor arenas, layers upon layers and dressage boot camp. It’s a great time of year to really hone in on those pesky leg yields that...» Read More!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And we’re not talking about the holidays. With last night’s release of the USEF’s 2015 Eventing High Performance Training Lists, social media is once again aflutter with congratulations...» Read More!
The eventing community continues to buzz with potential solutions after Team USA produced a less than stellar result at this year’s World Equestrian Games: Do we need more Thoroughbred blood? A better training program for young riders?...» Read More!
I’m not entirely sure what it feels like to literally bang your head against a wall, but metaphorically I’ve been doing just that for the past three years. Most riders seem to have a bug-a-boo...» Read More!
It’s been a grisly five months for eventing, starting with an unprecedented Badminton and culminating with Blenheim last month, which resulted in three more gruesome horse falls and numerous calls much too close for comfort. Andreas Dibowski,...» Read More!
This post originally appeared on Horse Nation: I’m about to wax poetic about the ups and downs of horse ownership. Prepare yourselves… I hate the way you poop all day. I hate the price of...» Read More!
Dogs and horses have always seemed to go hand in hand. Go to any barn or horse show, and you’re bound to see countless dogs accentuating the atmosphere. But where does the line fall when...» Read More!
As always, Pippa Cuckson has hit the nail directly on the head, this time in regards to the “French farce” that was the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Though the Games may now be over, discussion of...» Read More!
Burghley weekend has come and gone in a flash, and Andrew Nicholson has emerged as the winner of his historic third trophy. How exactly does the man do it? Your guess is as good as...» Read More!
Countless stories continue to emerge out of Normandy, the host site for what is quickly becoming the most disastrous international equestrian sporting event in recent memory. From a total breakdown in traffic, toilets, food, drink,...» Read More!
I have many stories to tell about the three-ring circus that was eventing at the World Equestrian Games, but one of the most egregious things I witnessed took place just after show jumping concluded on Sunday afternoon....» Read More!
While we’re nursing our WEG hangover (and binging even more as more disciplines begin competition this week!), it’s a good time to reflect on the past week and all of its ups and downs. What...» Read More!
Sitting tied for fourth place in a nearly 50-strong Advanced field at Millbrook Horse Trials, Callie Evans and Glendening Avis set out on Tremaine Cooper’s cross-country course ready to do battle. They jumped clear and...» Read More!
We all picked up the bug at some point in our lives. It may have been inevitable if you parents and cousins and yet-to-be-born siblings are all eventers, or at least diehard horse folk, or...» Read More!
Poor Princess Haya. Girl’s been looking forward to her December 2014 farewell party for probably eight years now but the FEI General Assembly keeps blocking her exit. Imagine being the bigwig at some company and,...» Read More!
This post originally appeared on Horse Nation. Who didn’t relish their barn rat days? Spending the entire day at the barn with your other barn rat friends, only to sleep for a few hours and...» Read More!