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This just released hype video featuring highlights from the French event, Arville, is enough to make us fall in love with the sport all over again. Featuring chill-inducing footage from all three phases and just...
» Read More By on Jul 7, 2015 5:00 pm
SmartPak threw a big ol’ Fourth of July party this weekend, offering 15% off sitewide in honor of Independence Day — and guess what? They decided to go all extra-generous on us and extend the...
» Read More By on Jul 7, 2015 3:00 pm
Armed and ready with a cordless drill.
As a longtime former horse trials organizer, I now seem to have a little more time on my hands before the Powder Basin Horse Trials in Gillette, Wyoming, next weekend and have come up with...
» Read More By on Jul 7, 2015 1:00 pm
Mama Kieffs and Lauren Kieffer. Photo courtesy of LKE.
I have been asked to do many things I never expected to do in the last few years. This blog is the latest. If you have gotten this far, I am going to assume you...
» Read More By on Jul 7, 2015 11:00 am
Team Canada enjoying a day at the races. Photo via Phoenix Equestrian Team on Facebook
With only four days separating us from the official start of the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Canadian team stepped away from their rigorous training schedule to enjoy a little afternoon racing. Both the dressage and...
» Read More By on Jul 7, 2015 12:02 am
The eventing community worldwide has rallied in support of Ben Hobday, who announced last week that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Ben is continuing to undergo testing and has begun chemo treatments, according to...
» Read More By on Jul 6, 2015 5:00 pm
Kate Chadderton and Buckharo. Photo by Jenni Autry.
Each day I set out with a purpose for each horse. It may be to improve their medium trot or shape over a fence — the idea is that you practice what you’re not good...
» Read More By on Jul 6, 2015 1:00 pm
Photo via Bucas Blankets.
It seems that an unusually wet spring has made for a particularly “buzzy” summer, if you know what I mean. It’s definitely fly sheet season, you guys. I’m sure this is a giant news flash...
» Read More By on Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am
Unless I’ve got a place to go where I’m going to stay the whole night, I generally try to hunker down at home on July 4th. I was forced out of my comfort zone this...
» Read More By on Jul 6, 2015 12:38 am
Not only did Guy Williams (GBR) break a course record in the June 27 British Speed Derby at Hickstead, he also became the first rider to win the prestigious title on four separate occasions. There...
» Read More By on Jul 5, 2015 5:30 pm