Going to the Olympics is kind of a big deal. Whether you’re an athlete, a journalist, an owner or connected in some other way to these magnificent animals that compete in equestrian sport, the Olympic Games are the...» Read More!
“It takes a village.” That’s a saying we use often in the horse world, and it’s one that’s especially applicable in the context of getting our athletes on the podium. From the vets and farriers...» Read More!
Leaving the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event last August I had plenty of concerns (such as: “Is this taxi driver going to mug me on the way to the airport?”) but whether or not the...» Read More!
Concerns that the 2016 Olympic equestrian events could be moved out of Brazil have been swirling since Luiz Roberto Giugni, president of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation...» Read More!
It was announced this week that Los Angeles is the official U.S. candidate bidding for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games....» Read More!
On Saturday afternoon as I was finishing my cross-country report at the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event, an event official walked into the press center and told us we needed to leave. “When?” She glanced...» Read More!
There’s a superstition in the theater that a bad dress rehearsal will equal a good opening night. Hopefully the saying doesn’t hold true for the Olympic eventing dress rehearsal just concluded in Deodoro, which offered...» Read More!
The world’s most high-profile eventing championship is no easy party to throw. But if this week’s Aquece Rio Olympic test event is any indication, the host site’s game plan is right on track. Of course, there’s...» Read More!
Brazilian eventers are nothing if not ballsy, so it seems fitting that they be the ones to have a crack at a scaled-down CIC2* version of next year’s Olympic cross-country track. Overnight leader of the...» Read More!
Nilson Moreira da Silva may ride under the Brazilian flag but ever since he moved to the States in 2011, he’s been embraced as one of our eventing community’s own. Based in Aiken with Laura...» Read More!
A total of 18 horses divided amongst 11 riders are buffed up, braided and ready to stride down the center line here at Aquece Rio International Horse Trials, a CIC2* serving as the Olympic test...» Read More!
From ski slopes to river rapids to cross country courses, whenever a relatively untested venue is named as the site of an international sporting event on the scale of the Olympics, there are going to...» Read More!
The USEF has announced the list of events that will likely be named as U.S. selection trials for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Though all eyes are currently firmly fixed on who will represent the...» Read More!
Abby Powell is a Massachusetts native who commutes through Boston each day for work. Competing at the Beginner Novice level herself, Abby lives vicariously through upper-level event riders by watching four-star events — including the...» Read More!
If I wasn’t so shamelessly in love with California, I’d be packing my bags and heading for Kentucky. If you do not follow the USEF High Performance Eventing Facebook page, you may have missed some...» Read More!
The 127th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met in Monaco this week to discuss the future of the Olympic movement. The committee of 96 members unanimously approved a reform package containing 40 proposals,...» Read More!
David O’Connor and Joanie Morris unleashed some key pieces of information in regards to the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in today’s Active Athletes meeting at the...» Read More!
Ticket prices have been released for all the sports at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the costs to watch all three phases of eventing fluctuating between $25 for cross country to...» Read More!
Here’s what would have happened today in a perfect world: Canada jumps clear rounds, while Ireland pulls enough rails to give the Cannucks a sixth-place team finish — and an automatic ticket to the 2016...» Read More!
Let’s face it: some horse names stand out, whether it’s a racehorse named Arrrrr or (my personal favorite) a chunky pony I met at a Kentucky schooling show named Fatty McButterpants. How about a Thoroughbred stallion...» Read More!
Celebrating the return of power and sunny weather, all the who’s who of Eventing turned up last night at the biennial Olympic Gala at the Willcox Hotel in downtown Aiken, South Carolina. As only the...» Read More!
Like many Americans, I am obsessed with the Winter Olympics. I actually prefer them to the summer version. This year, something has become increasingly clear to me, both as an observer as well as a...» Read More!
John sent this video to me yesterday, and ever since I’ve been trying to figure out how it relates to eventing so I could post it here. Conclusion: It has nothing do with eventing except...» Read More!