Walking past the warm-up arena for cross country at Galway Downs last November, I saw a girl on a gray horse getting some cross country pointers from coach Earl McFall. I watched as this pair...» Read More!
“A Horse of a Different Color” features horses and ponies that have been successful in the sport of eventing while representing a unique breed. Do you have a horse that you think would be a...» Read More!
Lindsay Barrack was not horse shopping when she met “Chappy’s” former owner. The Thoroughbred/Appaloosa cross had successfully fox hunted, but his owner was going to college and needed to find a new home for him....» Read More!
In 2003, Andrée Stow, was a breeder of the rare breed, the “Canadian Horse.” She was looking to breed something a bit more “fancy,” as she put it, from a Canadian Warmblood mare, Elixir II,...» Read More!
Often times, we see a horse who struggles in its first career, whether it be racing, western pleasure, or driving. From there, the horse switches paths and finds its niche in the sport of eventing....» Read More!
After trying several other careers with varying success, Nite of Fame the 12-year-old pinto American Saddlebred gelding has found his calling as an event horse. Fame’s owners Lindsay Hunter and Brooke Schafer say that he wasn’t...» Read More!
Claire Jan wasn’t shopping for an upper level horse when she first met Artistic Flaire, a 14.2 Morgan gelding. Claire was 11 when she found “Ace” in 2009 as a 5-year-old, and it’s been a...» Read More!
I was there when Spirit was born on June 4, 2004. As a filly, she would always be gallivanting about the paddock bucking and spinning, therefore she has respectfully earned her name. She is an Arabian...» Read More!
From his dappled buckskin coat to his short but sturdy stature at 14.2 hands, Gallod Gethin the Welsh Cob is a prime example of an eventing horse of a different color. Owned and loved by Elizabeth...» Read More!
From Melissa: Austin is not a rare breed, but he is a lovely shade of blonde. He is a 7-year-old Palomino gelding by Guaranteed Gold (Cremello TB) out of Bauhaus (Dutch WB/TB). I bought Austin...» Read More!
While Laura Olson’s horse isn’t a breed that’s rare in eventing, her 12-year-old Appendix mare represents a special and often-overlooked type of horse that can be worth its weight in gold and bragging rights: Ellenore, better known...» Read More!
From Kassidy: I have a 14 year old bay Standardbred mare named “Allie”, or Legally Rich. I got her four years ago when I was ten years old. The lady before had purchased her from...» Read More!
From Rachel: HS Wolf is a 6-year-old Hungarian Sportlo gelding. He started his eventing career is the spring of 2013 as a 5 year old, and we had a great season finishing on successful Training...» Read More!
Carina HGF is a six-year-old Pura Raza Española (PRE) mare who came to Eric and Cindy Smith as a green but promising three-year-old who would make a good broodmare prospect if all else failed. The...» Read More!