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“Hilly,” warns the Omnibus description of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T.’s cross country course. “Horses must be fit!” Indeed, the course is run on a sort of horse trial Heartbreak Hill; the first half...
» Read More By on Sep 28, 2016 5:00 pm
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In the market for an OTTB? You’re in luck. This Saturday’s Presque Isle Downs Showcase in Erie, PA, is to OTTB shopping what Black Friday at Wal-Mart is to doorbuster deal-hunters (hopefully without all the...
» Read More By on Sep 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Photo courtesy of Leah Snowden.
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It’s easy to spot Leah Snowden on a cross country course in her signature pink gear. I’m always envious of this Kentucky gal’s get-up and impressed by her riding — she brought both her Prelim...
» Read More By on Sep 28, 2016 1:00 pm
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Tryon International Equestrian Center‘s Saturday Night Lights series is a pretty neat deal. Being a free event with loads to do for the whole family, there’s always a big community turnout, including but not limited...
» Read More By on Sep 28, 2016 11:00 am
This looks awfully familiar....
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Morven is this weekend, and like clockwork, that means rain. The forecast doesn’t seem as dire as last year, when the remnants of Hurricane Joaquin dumped six-plus inches of rain on Morven Park, but as usual, it’s...
» Read More By on Sep 28, 2016 12:01 am
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We all know that event horses love their jobs (well, maybe not that silly dressage stuff). Meet Nolo, a 7-year-old OTTB owned and ridden by junior rider Taylor Miller. “As you can see in the...
» Read More By on Sep 27, 2016 3:00 pm
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This is the hashtag that never ends / Yes it goes on and on my friend / Some eventers started griping on social media / and they’ll continue complaining forever just because / this is...
» Read More By on Sep 27, 2016 1:00 pm
A newly minted Prelim pair at Twin Rivers Ranch! Photo via Stephanie Nicora on Facebook.
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Big congratulations are in order for EN’s own Stephanie Nicora and her “hobo horse,” High In the Air, on completing their first Prelim together this weekend at Twin Rivers. Stephanie has produced this horse with...
» Read More By on Sep 27, 2016 12:01 am
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Combined driving is basically eventing on wheels. There are three phases — dressage, marathon and cones — and like our sport it’s a real test of athletic well-roundedness. The marathon phase is the combined driving equivalent...
» Read More By on Sep 26, 2016 5:30 pm
Paul Tapner and Kilronan. Photo by Jenni Autry.
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UK-based Australian eventer Paul Tapner has been busily competing at Moreton Morrell Horse Trials, where he had a typically successful day with two young horses, riding two double clears and coming first and third in the BE100....
» Read More By on Sep 26, 2016 3:00 pm