Lysander has been in Doug Payne’s program since he was just three, and we’ve had such fun tagging along on his journey up the eventing ladder. We first spotlighted “Big Leo,” owned by Kristin Michaloski in...» Read More!
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!
Doug Payne donned his helmet cam for yesterday’s exciting cross country phase at the $75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase. Doug piloted his own and Debi Crowley’s Vandiver, or “Quinn”, to a 12th place finish overall in...» Read More!
One man’s flooded arena is another man’s water training gift from above — especially if that man (or woman) is an eventer. A year or two ago a video was circulating around of Olympic, World...» Read More!
Doug Payne’s book, The Riding Horse Repair Manual, has been well-received for its advice on training and developing horses. Doug just posted this video chronicling his work with Lysander, a horse we talent spotted awhile...» Read More!
How did Doug and Jess Payne get their start in the sport of eventing? PRO sat down with the happy couple for the “Faces of Eventing” series and got the scoop on their background. Both...» Read More!
One of the greatest aspects of the sport of three-day eventing is the potential for Cinderella stories. It seems that perhaps more so than with other disciplines, we are constantly able to take horses that were...» Read More!
When Doug and Jess Payne aren’t busy prepping young horses for sale, they’re competing them in both the event world and the show jumping world. They’re also in the process of building a brand new...» Read More!
Doug Payne has a new upper-level ride in Debi Crowley’s Vandiver, an 11-year-old Trakehner gelding by Windfall that Werner Geven campaigned through the CCI3* level and competed at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event this spring. While Doug...» Read More!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one is no different. Proving that she is a tough competitor in more than just eventing, Colleen Rutledge thoroughly kicked Doug Payne’s butt at...» Read More!
I’m leaving the frosty forests of Minnesota for Aiken this morning, and resolved to pull an all-nighter to prepare for my trip. Fueled by caffeine and blueberry muffins, my mind is currently zipping along at...» Read More!
I am a self-confessed nerd who enjoys passing idle time thinking. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the debate on whether to look for a distance or not while approaching a jump, which has been a...» Read More!
To read the original, slightly more colorful version of this post, visit Riding With Scissors. Oh, the off season. That wonderful time of year where we can kick back a little, not worry about the...» Read More!
The USEF announced this week that the provisional ban on helmet cams had been lifted, just in time for the 2015 season to kick off in Ocala this weekend. Upon reading this announcement, eventers all...» Read More!
After selling the talented Crown Talisman to Nick Gauntlett in August, Doug Payne knew that he would be able to grow his and wife Jess’ business and ensure their financial security for the future. Now,...» Read More!
Doug Payne is well known for dabbling in multiple equine sports, so it comes as no surprise that he ventured into the Grand Prix ring this past weekend at Tryon International Horse Park. Doug rode...» Read More!
Doug Payne has just announced the sale of one of the top horses in his barn, Crown Talisman, to UK eventer Nick Gauntlett. Doug and Crown Talisman had enjoyed success together at the three-star level,...» Read More!
Samantha Clark recently visited Doug and Jess Payne at their new farm in Apex, N.C., and gave us a lovely tour over on the PRO blog. After previously being based in New Jersey, Doug said...» Read More!
EN’s blogger friend Bad Eventer is still glowing from the Doug Payne clinic she rode in a couple weekends ago at Meadowcreek Park in Kosse, Texas. She chronicled the experience in her infamous blog, Bad...» Read More!
Welcome to the EN Book Club! We’re always looking for new riding and training resources to add to our libraries. Today we’re taking a look at The Riding Horse Repair Manual by Doug Payne, which...» Read More!