SpectraVET sponsored rider Lynn Symansky and the Donner Syndicate’s 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Donner are one of eight U.S. riders preparing to contest the 2017 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials over Labor Day weekend. Lynn and...» Read More!
Congrats and best of luck to Cary Chavis, proud new owner of one of the brightest young event horse stars in the country SpectraVET Cohiba! At just 6 years old SpectretVET Cohiba (“Coco”) has already...» Read More!
When Lynn Symansky announced the formation of the Donner Syndicate last year, she also planned for those syndicate members to become owners of a yet-to-be-purchased new horse...» Read More!
Jumping obstacles, slogging through mud, and pushing one’s strength, speed and endurance to the limits are all part of eventing. It comes as no surprise that eventers Daniel Sarango and Michael Pollard also seek thrills...» Read More!
Lynn Symansky announced today that she is offering syndicate shares for Donner, her 12-year-old OTTB gelding with whom she represented the United States at both the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara and the 2014 World Equestrian...» Read More!
The eventing community rallied around Waitangi Notebook, a talented mare in Lynn Symansky’s barn who suffered a devastating pasture accident in January of this year....» Read More!
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the Christmas lights have already gone up around my neighborhood. While I try my darndest to steer clear of shopping malls and big retail stores during the biggest shopping weekend...» Read More!
Heather Benson of Retired Racehorse Project researches the breeding and racing history of Lynn Symansky’s Donner, one of two American-bred OTTBs competing at WEG. From Heather: Not only is Donner the only OTTB on Team...» Read More!
As the World Equestrian Games approach, our Team horses and riders continue their preparation. Nearly the entire list of alternate horses are competing this weekend at the Horse Park of New Jersey HT, as well...» Read More!
The U.S. eventing community is buzzing with excitement tonight after the WEG squad announcement. Team USA will be Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM, Phillip Dutton and Trading Aces, Sinead Halpin and Manoir de Carneville,...» Read More!
When Lynn Symnasky sent out a casting call for “one black zip up left tall boot” on Facebook a couple weeks ago, her intentions were clear: She WAS riding at Bromont. Even if her boots...» Read More!
“When we really think about the Games, your primary way to go is through Kentucky or Jersey Fresh because of the time between those and the WEG. If that doesn’t work out and we need to...» Read More!
If this Facebook post doesn’t completely embody “insanity in the middle,” I don’t know what does. After parting ways at Jersey Fresh, Lynn Symansky is scrambling to heal enough to ride Donner at Bromont during...» Read More!
It’s a dreary day here in New Jersey for the Jersey Fresh International Horse Trials, but there has been some fantastic dressage to watch while we try to stay warm. The top 5 are tightly...» Read More!
First off, I’d like to send a big thank you to the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program for allowing us to use their photos this week. How did you fare with your guesses? The horse...» Read More!
Richard Jeffrey’s show jumping course today looks to be a technical beast, and there are plenty of potential bogey fences and challenging questions. Today’s course will really test the horses’ adjustability, as well as their...» Read More!
Meghan O’Donoghue and her scrappy OTTB, Pirate, took the eventing world by storm (and stole a few hearts along the way as well) last year when they rocked around their CCI4* debut to the tune...» Read More!
Donner has been on a break this spring after a routine exam at the training sessions found some fill in one of his ankles. That means he’s been in dressage boot camp all winter, and...» Read More!
Rolex entries closed Tuesday, and fans of a certain Flying Deer will notice two names notably absent from the list: Lynn Symansky and Donner. After the team vets found a little fill in one of...» Read More!
Last year, the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program introduced a seminar coinciding with Rolex Kentucky called “Thoroughbreds For All.”...» Read More!
Many thanks to Shelly at Ivegotyourpicture.com for sharing her beautiful photos from the High Performance Training Sessions in Ocala. Click here to read the report from yesterday....» Read More!
I was unable to attend yesterday’s session — thankfully our good friend Thehorsepester did! — but I caught almost all of today’s jump lessons with coach David O’Connor at Meredyth South in Ocala. The day...» Read More!
We recently reported that Waitangi Notebook, or Mouse, had suffered a serious injury after a pasture accident. Lynn has kept news on the mare quiet as she battles back, understandably not wanting to jinx any...» Read More!