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Photo by Irina Kuzmina, courtesy of Trafalgar Square Press.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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