Recent Posts

Photo by Irina Kuzmina, courtesy of Trafalgar Square Press.
In this excerpt from his book Two Brains, One Aim, FEI judge and popular clinician Eric Smiley reminds us why riding “outside the box” is a necessary component of every horse’s training—and of particular importance...
» Read More By on Feb 21, 2019 11:00 am
Phillip Dutton and Z lead after cross country! Photo by Jenni Autry.
Entries are now open for The Fork at Tryon, which will run three FEI divisions (CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S) and USEA National levels from Beginner Novice to Advanced on April 4-7 at Tryon International Equestrian...
» Read More By on Feb 21, 2019 9:00 am
Cutest photo EVER of Reggie in his retirement job. Photo by Kathleen Murray.
Honestly, I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around the new FEI level labels. Every time I see an event or a result posted, I read the number of stars, and immediately have...
» Read More By on Feb 21, 2019 12:03 am
Dressage — sometimes you remember to sit up, sometimes you flail your elbows around like a chicken. Photo by Leslie Mintz/USEA.
Each year the USEA brings a top international event rider to the States to teach at the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium, and this year’s clinician did not disappoint. In addition to being a five-star...
» Read More By on Feb 20, 2019 11:00 am
Indivisible. Photo via Maker's Mark Secretariat Center.
Giving an ex-racehorse a second career and creating a partnership with them is reward enough, but The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) makes it even sweeter by rewarding high-performing OTTBs with prizes and swag...
» Read More By on Feb 20, 2019 9:00 am
Finding the barn zen. Photo via Matt & Cecily Brown FB page.
There’s absolutely a certain attention to detail that is required to run a barn, a quality that can sometimes border on obsessiveness. Whether it’s the pattern in the barn aisle or the organization of a...
» Read More By on Feb 20, 2019 12:01 am
It was a soggy weekend at Fresno County Horse Park CCI & H.T. over the weekend, with no trademark California sunshine in sight. But the rain, wind and cold couldn’t stop Tamie Smith and Danito...
» Read More By on Feb 19, 2019 3:30 pm
You may know Amanda Chance from her witty blog the $900 Facebook Pony where she chronicles her adventures with horses "Henry" and "Presto." She took Henry for a spin around the Preliminary track at Pine Hill's schooling show this weekend, and she shares her helmet cam ...
» Read More By on Feb 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.
If you were hoping to see three-time winner Michael Jung at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event this year, we can sadly confirm that he will not be competing. Michael shared the news on Instagram this morning. Michael...
» Read More By on Feb 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Photo by Leslie Wylie.
Sam Watson, founder and product director at EquiRatings and 2018 World Equestrian Games team silver medalist for Ireland, wrote a thought-provoking opinion piece last week about the future of eventing....
» Read More By on Feb 19, 2019 8:00 am