The $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge took place this past weekend during the annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. The competition, now in it’s 11th year, is an invitation-only event that see’s riders...» Read More!
Is anyone else suffering from horrendous Pau withdrawals? It’s a funny old time of year; for those of us on this side of the pond, the final four-star wrapped up eventing in 2018 and placed...» Read More!
When it comes to combined driving, I have SO many questions. I drive a duallie through a gas station and there’s a 50/50 chance I’m going to take off a fender, despite having side and...» Read More!
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is unique for two main reasons. 1) It’s smack in the middle of Washington, D.C.; the stabling is literally set up in the street. 2) It takes place in...» Read More!
The Guinness Book of Records cites just a couple of records relating to horses jumping. There’s an official record for puissance (8 ft 1.25 in), for highest jump by a Miniature Horse (42.5 in), and for...» Read More!
Ireland’s Joseph Murphy and his longtime partner Sportsfield Othello are the old pros of the 2018 Pau field. This is their fourth crack at the event together, having finished 27th in 2011, 5th in 2014,...» Read More!
William Fox-Pitt. You know the guy – five Olympic Games, four World Equestrian Games, SIX Burghley titles. Throughout his glittering career, what does he consider his biggest triumph (you might be surprised!) and his most...» Read More!
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to gallop through the looking glass and around Wonderland (someone out there must have thought about this, I’m sure) wonder no more. The cross country course...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram This is Cooley Moonshine’s happy face after taking the lead at @mondialdulion on day one on a 22.4! Very very proud of this super 6yr old! 😍😍 #lovehim @cooleyfarmhorses...» Read More!
There’s a saying that you shouldn’t body clip a horse before Halloween or after Valentine’s Day. It’s a good thing we’re getting close to October 31 because the horses are already getting awfully fuzzy! My...» Read More!
One of the best things about working in the horse industry is the people in it. Okay, okay, hear me out here — I know we’re all absolutely bonkers, and we drive one another mad,...» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover is a very different kind of horse show for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious difference is the fact that there are 12 different disciples all competing...» Read More!
Grooms are integral to top equestrian programs around the world. While the riders focus on training and performance, grooms tend to the needs of their charges around the clock. Not only do they make sure the horses are...» Read More!
Skye Liikanen had a banner weekend at the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover, placing second after the first round of Dressage competition before going on to win in the Finale. They also won the...» Read More!
Guys. It’s happened. We’ve run out of opening dates and ballot dates. I’m distraught. I’ve clipped (and am now eating freshly shaved hair for every meal; delish), I’ve started mentally calculating what I’ll spend that...» Read More!
Conditioning in VT— here’s a video of how I train. (Sound on for narration). We don’t have an expensive gallop track with perfect footing at a calculated grade, but I’m perfectly ok with that because...» Read More!
What is actually happening? A couple of weeks ago I was still planning in late-evening rides to escape the heat; now, I’m suddenly wearing so many coats I can’t actually use my arms, and I’ve...» Read More!
Anyone else still having WEG withdrawals? I’m sure I must not be the only one. Thankfully, even if you’ve let your FEI TV pass run out you can still enjoy a lot of the action through...» Read More!
Equestrians are well known for pampering their horses far better than themselves. Case in point: your horse probably gets regular chiropractic adjustments...» Read More!
The final day of Plantation Field International has arrived! We are counting down to the start of CIC3* cross country at 10:30 a.m. EST. The top 10 are separated by 15 seconds following yesterday’s show...» Read More!
Irish Eventing Team Homecoming at Dublin Airport Fantastic scenes at Dublin Airport this morning as Horse Sport Ireland Press Officer Brian Hennessy caught up with the World Equestrian Games Silver Medal winning Irish Eventing team...» Read More!
Great Britain’s dressage darling Charlotte Dujardin and her rising star Mount St John Freestyle, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare (Fidermark X Donna Gracia, Donnerhall) owned by Emma and Jill Blundell, earned double bronze (team and individual)...» Read More!
One memorable aspect of the 2018 WEG cross country course was its water features. Exhibit A: those waterfall up-banks at #10. These things really tripped up some folks, and by “folks” I mean Olympians like...» Read More!