Chris, Patty and their daughter Katie Ruppel have stepped forward to sponsor the new Richland Leg Up Award, which will be given to the lowest scoring Area 8 Young Rider in any Preliminary division at the 2017...» Read More!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Richland Park’s competitors, spectators and volunteers wrote a novel on Instagram this weekend. I’ll let you tell the story of how we’ll remember this year’s event. Chapter...» Read More!
You may have read my article last fall on how to survive your first long format event. Now I’ve officially survived my first CIC* at Richland Park Horse Trials, and I’m here with the next survival guide....» Read More!
Even the announcer’s voice was cracking when it came time for the Philippa Humphreys Advanced division awards ceremony. Katie Ruppel and Houdini won the class by a landslide 10 points — and a more fitting...» Read More!
When overnight leader Whitney Mahloch ran into some trouble on today’s show jumping course, second-placed Will Coleman and Tight Lines suddenly found themselves in possession of the blue. Will describes “Phish” as an unorthodox jumper, but...» Read More!
After a soggy Saturday everyone was happy to rise and shine with the sun this morning at Richland Park. By 8 a.m. the first horse in Open Training was sprinting away from the start box....» Read More!
“If you can dream it, we can build it.” Those are words to live by at Brody Robertson Show Jumps, whose signature creations are easy to spot at events around the country: Rolex, Carolina International,...» Read More!
Whitney Mahloch couldn’t wipe the smile off her face all the way around her first CIC3* track here at Richland Park this afternoon. I watched her storm through two of the trickiest questions on the...» Read More!
The CIC* division knocked out its show jumping this afternoon at Richland Park, and Marc Donovan’s course did its part to scramble the 39-horse scoreboard. The winding course sent competitors up and down the undulating...» Read More!
Whether it’s sailing over cross-country jumps at Bromont or drunkenly smashing into them at Luhmühlen, you never know what’s going to happen next when you lead an opinionated stuffed animal into the start box. Such was the case...» Read More!
Every edition of Richland Park is special but 2016 marks an extra exciting landmark in the event’s history. It’s Richland’s 15th anniversary horse trial — here’s to you, Richland! The story of Richland dates back...» Read More!
Whitney Mahloch and Military Mind have come out swinging in their first three-star attempt, topping Richland Park CIC3* dressage on a personal best score of 44.6. Never mind winning — just making it to this level,...» Read More!
The 2015 Richland Park Save of the Year went to Darby Weerstra, who competed in the Junior Novice division with Seelie Court II. Darby and the Irish Sport Horse mare ran into a bit of...» Read More!
The most bustling corn field in America this week is located in Richland, Michigan, site of Richland Park H.T. The event gets underway tomorrow with one- through three-star dressage as well as the Advanced horse...» Read More!
We may all have a bit of post-Olympic hangover, but the fall season is only now coming into full swing! The next few weeks will be busy indeed on the East Coast, with Richland Park,...» Read More!
Richland Park Horse Trials is one of our favorite events of the year, and we expect the 2016 edition to be no exception. This year’s event kicks off on Wednesday with the first horse inspection...» Read More!
Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless are peaking at just the right time before their upcoming trip overseas to compete in the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. The 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Jill and David...» Read More!
Ian Stark has countless accolades on his resume, and it’s a privilege for riders to tackle his cross country courses and learn from his years of experience. Ian’s list of accomplishments include four Olympic medals, medals...» Read More!
A whiz kid can have all the talent in the world but it takes a special teacher to develop those gifts to their highest potential. Cooley Cross Border was lucky enough to find a mentor in...» Read More!
When the horse Buck Davidson was riding in the Richland CCI2* hung a leg and fell on cross- country yesterday, Buck did exactly what you’d expect Buck to do: hop on an Advanced horse and...» Read More!
When I say Richland is in the middle of a cornfield, I mean that Richland is LEGITIMATELY in the middle of a cornfield. (OK, there are some soybeans too, but mostly corn.) But you can’t...» Read More!
Red on white, white on left, insanity in the middle… that’s the Eventing Nation way. But it takes an extra-special sort of crazy to get the job done in style. For our Richland edition of...» Read More!
Yesterday’s Richland Park CIC3* leaders stayed strapped in tight for today’s show jumping competition. The lovesong of Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM continued with a double-clear round. Buck/Carlevo and Emily Beshear/Shame on the Moon...» Read More!