Alice Naber-Lozeman was the highest placed Dutch rider at Boekelo 2016, finishing on a 53.9 with Coral Estate Harry Belafonte. In this helmet cam she takes us on a tour of the tough, twisty CCI3* course. Grab mane!...» Read More!
One of my favorite parts of attending a major European horse show is the in-arena entertainment. With such big crowds turning out to watch, organizers know that they have to do something “special” to keep...» Read More!
Stephanie Böhe was not on my short list to win the Boekelo CCI3*. She was not on my long list. She’s 23 years old but could pass for a Pony Clubber, and throughout the weekend her...» Read More!
It’s a nippy morning here at Boekelo, which is perfectly fine because our Americans are ready to bring the show jumping heat! Our three American pairs — Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett (2nd place, 44.5),...» Read More!
Cross country day tends to be the sorting hat of Boekelo CCI3*. Between its twisty, time-sucking track and high-end three-star questions, those who get the job done, and quickly, are richly rewarded. Our highest placed...» Read More!
While the party-goers at Boekelo are gearing up for a bit of cross country and day drinking, here we are (or is it just me? is anyone out there at 4 a.m. on a Saturday?)...» Read More!
Sleep when you’re dead, Eventing Nation — the Boekelo live stream is on! We understand how hard it is to click a mouse more than once before you’ve had your coffee, so we went ahead...» Read More!
It’s cross country day at Boekelo! When it comes to events around the world, Boekelo is certainly one of my favorites, just because it’s SUCH a fun word to say. Best wishes for a clear,...» Read More!
Dutch Olympian and 2016 Boekelo competitor Tim Lips had no intention of making a big fuss over the fact that today is his 31st birthday — even his teammates were in the dark. But when word...» Read More!
You won’t see any carved wooden animals or fake turquoise water complexes at Boekelo. This is straight-up cross-country — no frills, no cutesy distractions, nothing except you and your horse and 28 questions you’re going...» Read More!
Gefeliciteerd/congrats to Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett, who swept into second place at the 11th hour of Military Boekelo CCI3* dressage. They were the very last of 94 entries but closed out the day with...» Read More!
Oliver Townend is on a roll. The Shropshire-based eventer is currently the highest-ranked British eventer in the world, having enjoyed wins and excellent results over the past two months at Blair Castle, Burghley, Blenheim and...» Read More!
Imagine being at a raging bar at 2 a.m. and you’re the only sober person there. That, I imagine, is what it feels like to compete in the Military Boekelo CCI3*. Certainly, it is an...» Read More!
Boekelo CCI3* dressage is underway! We know it’s early, you haven’t had your coffee yet and the struggle of decoding info from a Dutch website is real, so we’ve embedded the live stream player and...» Read More!
America’s five-horse strong, lady-powered Boekelo CCI3* contingent made short work of the first inspection catwalk today. From Ellie MacPhail’s Vogue-ready presence … … to Lauren Kieffer’s windswept, hair commercial calibur locks … … to arm...» Read More!
We’ve been waiting on pins and needles here at EN headquarters for the Boekelo CCIO3* entry list to go live, and here it is! Ninety-seven horses and riders from 13 countries are entered to compete...» Read More!
It’s #MotivationMonday, and here at EN headquarters we’re getting pumped up for the final FEI Eventing Nations Cup leg of the season at Boekelo CCIO3* this weekend in the Netherlands. Leslie Wylie will be your...» Read More!
I was recently introduced to the Google Translate App at Pau, when competitor (and sole USA finisher!) Katie Ruppel sent me this hilarious screenshot of her translated/mistranslated dinner menu: The app, which is exciting yet...» Read More!
Boekelo, which just wrapped up this weekend in the Netherlands, is part three-day event, part social event. There are big, swanky parties every night and cross-country day in particular is a sight to behold. This...» Read More!
The videographers were out in full force this weekend at Boekelo, and for those of us who were unable to be there in person (ahem, Wylie, yes we’re jealous), it’s like Christmas morning now that...» Read More!
Cross country day brings a wave of emotions, from the highest highs to the lowest lows, for any and every individual involved in eventing. The finish line, especially, at a three-day event radiates with energy...» Read More!
Not to engage in cultural stereotyping or anything, but let’s be real here: the Irish have a reputation when it comes to drinking. So when Team Ireland (Jonty Evans, Joseph Murphy, Cathal Daniels and Padraig...» Read More!
The 2015 Boekelo CCIO3* was no dressage show, that’s for sure. Competitors were jumping their way up and down the leaderboard all weekend, with nothing written in stone (er, engraved on a trophy?) until the...» Read More!