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Donner does his best Valegro impression. Photo from USEF High Performance Facebook Page.
Bonjour, EN! Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for: the first day of the eventing portion of the 2014 World Equestrian Games! Later this morning, our six US WEG pairs will present for...
» Read More By on Aug 27, 2014 12:01 am
Professional's Choice Logo on SMx VenTECH Combo English Girth - Photo by Lorraine Peachey
Going back to revisit my personal mission statement here, I’m going to say that my number one goal for every ride I take is that the outing is both FUN and SAFE. Obviously fun is...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 4:30 pm
The FEI’s talk show, Chez Phillip, is back with a third episode today. In this episode, we’ll meet some prominent para-dressage figures as well as some reining riders who are vying for a medal this...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Screenshot via FEI TV. Note: Score was later adjusted to 85.271%.
Team Great Britain was all smiles today after a brilliant ride from Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. The pair danced their way through a fluid test to earn a provisional score of 85.214%, which was later...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 1:30 pm
Nicole Doolittle and Tops. Photo courtesy of
After considering applications for riders interested in the Eventing 18 program for 2015, the USEF has named its selections for participants. These young riders will participate in training sessions with Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor. Training...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 12:00 pm
For those of us stuck at home while WEG is in full swing, the FEI Channel on YouTube has a good fix. Between talk shows and interviews, each video gives viewers a behind the scenes...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 10:30 am
I’m a legendarily terrible packer. Seriously. I’ll get somewhere and have 10 shirts but not a single pair of pants, or vice versa. I’ll remember to bring socks or underwear but never, ever both. It’s...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am
Words of wisdom at Steepleview HT. Photo by Lindsey Kahn
It was a hot and humid weekend at the Steepleview Horse Trials. Jean and Walter Kunz’s gorgeous Steepleview Farm in Delano, Minnesota was teeming with horses and riders from Starter to Training level, and the air was...
» Read More By on Aug 26, 2014 12:29 am
EN is officially en route to WEG, and by the time you wake up tomorrow morning, we’ll already have posts up from Normandy. We’re going to be churning out content just as fast as we can...
» Read More By on Aug 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Lee Pearson riding Zion for Team Great Britain. Photo by Kit Houghton/FEI.
Day One of competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games is officially in the books! Today, the reining, dressage, and para-dressage horses riders duked it out for the first time, and both the German and the U.S. teams for each sport are currently atop the leaderboard going into Day Two....
» Read More By on Aug 25, 2014 4:30 pm